High Frequency Trading and End-of-Day Price Dislocation

52 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2015

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Michael J. Aitken

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University

Feng Zhan

John Carroll University - Boler School of Business

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Date Written: June 11, 2015

Abstract

We show that the presence of high frequency trading (HFT) has significantly mitigated the frequency and severity of end-of-day price dislocation. The effect of HFT is more pronounced on days when end of day price dislocation is more likely to be the result of market manipulation. Moreover, the effect of HFT is more pronounced than the role of trading rules, surveillance, enforcement and legal conditions in curtailing the frequency and severity of end-of-day price dislocation. We show our findings are robust to different proxies of the start of HFT by trade size, cancellation of orders, and co-location.

Keywords: High frequency trading, Price dislocation, Manipulation

JEL Classification: G12, G14, G18, K22

Suggested Citation

Aitken, Michael J. and Cumming, Douglas J. and Zhan, Feng, High Frequency Trading and End-of-Day Price Dislocation (June 11, 2015). Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2617288

Michael J. Aitken

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ( email )

North Ryde
Sydney, New South Wales 2109
Australia

Douglas J. Cumming

Florida Atlantic University ( email )

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
United States

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Feng Zhan (Contact Author)

John Carroll University - Boler School of Business ( email )

University Heights, OH 44118-4581
United States

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