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Cancellation Latency: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Pawan Jain

Central Michigan University

Steven J. Jordan

Econometric Solutions

February 5, 2013

HFT involves submitting large numbers of orders to generate congestion. Regulators classify such stuffing activity as a type of market manipulation. Thus, regulators are considering cut-off value for minimal quote life. However, even simple summary statistics for the time an order takes to go from being placed to being posted or how long a cancellation order takes to execute on the exchange are not available. Without such empirically facts it is difficult to understand the potential impact of HFT or how to regulate it. This paper attempts to fill this gap in the literature and provide several statistics concerning cancellation latency.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: cancellation, latency, high frequency trading, HFT, quote stuffing, market regulation, volume, risk, latency arbitrage, microstructure

JEL Classification: F00, G00, G14, G15, G18, G19, K2, K33, L11, L51, L98, N25

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Date posted: February 6, 2013  

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Jain, Pawan and Jordan, Steven J., Cancellation Latency: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (February 5, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2212504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2212504

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Pawan Jain
Central Michigan University ( email )
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States
Steven J. Jordan (Contact Author)
Econometric Solutions ( email )
3520 Fossil Park Dr.
Fort Worth, TX NA 76137
United States
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