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Title:Pro-rata matching and one-tick futures markets PDF Logo
Authors:Field, Jonathan
Large, Jeremy
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:CFS Working Paper 2008/40
Abstract:We find and describe four futures markets where the bid-ask spread is bid down to the fixed price tick size practically all the time, and which match counterparties using a pro-rata rule. These four markets' offered depths at the quotes on average exceed mean market order size by two orders of magnitude, and their order cancellation rates (the probability of any given offered lot being cancelled) are significantly over 96 per cent. We develop a simple theoretical model to ex- plain these facts, where strategic complementarities in the choice of limit order size cause traders to risk overtrading by submitting over-sized limit orders, most of which they expect to cancel.
Subjects:Limit Order Book
Tick Size
Bid-Ask Spread
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-62190
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CFS Working Paper Series, Universität Frankfurt a. M.

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