Anonymous Electronic Trading Versus Floor Trading

Posted: 5 Dec 1998 Last revised: 18 Dec 2008

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Dieter Hess

University of Cologne - Department of Corporate Finance; University of Cologne - Centre for Financial Research (CFR)

Guenter Franke

University of Konstanz - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper compares the attractiveness of floor trading and anonymous electronic trading systems. It is argued that in times of low information intensity, the insight into the order books of the electronic trading system provides more valuable information than floor trading; but in times of high information intensity, the reverse is true. Thus, the electronic system's market share in trading activity should decline in times of high information intensity. This hypothesis is tested by data on BUND-future trading. This future is traded on the German and on the British futures exchanges. The empirical results support the hypothesis.

JEL Classification: G13, G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Hess, Dieter and Franke, Guenter, Anonymous Electronic Trading Versus Floor Trading. Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 7, No. 5, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1317055

Dieter Hess

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