An Empirical Analysis of the Role of the Trading Intensity in Information Dissemination on the NYSE

L. Spierdijk

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Abstract

Asymmetric information models predict comovements among trade characteristics such as returns, bid-ask spread, and trade volume on one hand and the trading intensity on the other hand.In this paper we investigate empirically the two-sided causality between trade characteristics and trading intensity.We apply a VAR-model for returns, bid-ask spread, trade volume, and trading intensity to transaction data on five stocks traded on the NYSE, covering the period August 1 until October 31, 1999.Similar to Dufour and Engle (2000), we find that the price impact of a trade is larger, the higher the trading intensity.Moreover, we establish significant feedback from the trade characteristics to the the trading intensity.Wide spreads, large volume, and high returns have a significantly positive impact on the trading intensity.We show that this feedback affects the price impact of large trades in transaction and in calendar time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconometrics
Number of pages33
Volume2002-30
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2002-30

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Keywords

  • vector autoregressive models
  • prices
  • trade
  • duration ananlysis

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Spierdijk, L. (2002). An Empirical Analysis of the Role of the Trading Intensity in Information Dissemination on the NYSE. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2002-30). Tilburg: Econometrics.