Closing Auctions: Nasdaq Versus NYSE
49 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Last revised: 3 Dec 2021
Date Written: November 18, 2020
Closing auction volume steadily increased over the last decade and it reached a peak of about 10% of the total trading volume in 2019. We examine the price impact and resiliency of closing auctions, and we compare closing auction liquidity in the Nasdaq and the NYSE. The NYSE offers more depth. In both exchanges, it takes about 3–5 days for the temporary component of the price impact to fully dissipate. Trading strategies that exploit the price impact and reversals are significantly profitable.
Keywords: Closing auctions, price impact, liquidity, designated market makers, floor traders, Nasdaq, the NYSE
JEL Classification: G10, G12, G14
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