This paper studies the frequency and speed of limit order cancellations in the FX spot market for three categories of currency pairs. The first category includes the three most actively traded currency pairs (EUR/USD, USD/JPY and EUR/JPY), which have been at the forefront of algorithm trading. The second category includes two smaller G10 currency pairs (EUR/SEK and EUR/NOK) and the third category (USD/MXN, USD/RUB and USD/TRY) includes three of the most actively traded emerging market currencies. By investigating both market-specific and order-specific drivers of liquidity withdrawal, we report several findings that could serve to question traditional market microstructure theory as well as conventional ‘market wisdom’ with regards to trading behaviour on electronic trading platforms.
|Publisher||University of Portsmouth|
|Volume||Portsmouth Business School Working Papers in Economics & Finance |
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2017|
|Name||Working Papers in Economics & Finance|