Transaction Costs in an Illiquid Order-Driven Market
27 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 21, 2014
Transaction costs in many international equity markets are reported as being much larger than those in the U.S. This raises questions such as what trade size these reported trading costs relate to and whether investors can reduce trading costs by timing their trades. We show, using data from the order-driven New Zealand market that transaction costs are lower for larger trades and investors are able to reduce costs by timing their transactions. While investors who require immediate execution incur transaction costs that are much higher than reported average costs, patient investors can trade at much better rates.
Keywords: Liquidity, transaction cost, order splitting
JEL Classification: G11, G15
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