Trading Your Neighbor's ETFs: Competition or Fragmentation?
affiliation not provided to SSRN
EDHEC Business School
AFA 2003 Washington, DC Meetings; EFA 2002 Berlin Meetings Discussion Paper
On July 31, 2001, for the first time in its history, the New York Stock Exchange began trading three unlisted securities. The DIA, SPY, and QQQ are the most actively traded Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and are listed on the American Stock Exchange. On April 15, 2002 another 27 ETFs followed. These two events provide a unique experiment for studying the impact of a new entrant on market quality. In contrast to recently revived concerns about the adverse impact of market fragmentation, we document that the NYSE entry leads to a dramatic improvement in liquidity that we attribute to the elimination of market-maker rents.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: Microstructure, market fragmentation, Exchange traded fund, ETF, unlisted trading privilege, UTP
JEL Classification: G24, G14working papers series
Date posted: November 29, 2001
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