Does Speed Matter? The Role of High-Frequency Trading for Order Book Resiliency
54 Pages Posted: 8 May 2015 Last revised: 30 Sep 2020
Date Written: May 9, 2019
We analyze limit order book resiliency following liquidity shocks initiated by large market orders. Based on a unique data set, we investigate whether high-frequency traders are involved in the replenishment of the order book. Therefore, we relate the net liquidity provision of high-frequency traders, algorithmic traders, and human traders around these market impact events to order book resiliency. While all groups of traders react, our results show that only high-frequency traders reduce the spread within the first seconds after the market impact event. Order book depth replenishment, however, takes significantly longer and is mainly accomplished by human traders' liquidity provision.
Keywords: High-Frequency Trading, Liquidity, Resiliency, Market Quality
JEL Classification: G10, G14, G18
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