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Title:Customer trading and information in foreign exchange markets PDF Logo
Authors:Bjønnes, Geir Høidal
Rime, Dagfinn
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2000,30
Abstract:Recent research point to the possible existence of private information in foreign exchange markets. Dealers claim that customer orders are their most important source of private information, and that banks with a large customer base have a competitive advantage. In this paper we test hypotheses on effects of private information using observations on customer trades, and the identity of the counterparties the dealers trade with. We find that customer trades influence the trading decision. Neither customer trades nor counterparty identity affect pricing decisions. Dealers do not price discriminate between dealers, but they do price discriminate customers. Spreads to customers are wider than to other dealers.
Subjects:Foreign Exchange
Microstructure
Customer trading
Private information
JEL:F31
G15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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