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Short- and Long-Term Effects of Multimarket Trading

Financial Review 01/2007; 42(3):349-372. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6288.2007.00175.x
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ABSTRACT We analyze short- and long-term effects of multimarket trading by examining the entries of multiple markets into transacting three ETFs, DIA, QQQ, and SPY. We find that large-scale entries improve overall market quality, while small-scale entries have ambiguous effects. Our results show that the competition effect dominates the fragmentation effect over a long horizon and that market fragmentation leads to a decline in trading costs. Further, we find that the order handling rules help mitigate the fragmentation effect and facilitate the competition effect. We do not find that multimarket trading harms price efficiency or increases price volatility. Copyright 2007, The Eastern Finance Association.

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