Limit orders and the alleged Nasdaq collusion

@inproceedings{Demsetz1997LimitOA,
  title={Limit orders and the alleged Nasdaq collusion},
  author={Harold Demsetz},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract Different methods are used by the NYSE/Amex and the Nasdaq to accomodate limit orders received from investors. This accounts for at least part of the excess of Nasdaq spreads over NYSE spreads, adjusted for trading volume, and is a factor in determining this excess that is independent of collusion on the Nasdaq. The spread-comparison evidence given by others to support their belief that there is collusion among market makers on the Nasdaq therefore overstates the probability of… CONTINUE READING

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