We analyze a set of 97 NASD-listed securities that trade on both the Nasdaq and Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to determine if trading costs and price improvement differ between the two markets. We find that order execution costs, which we define by the traded spread and the signed effective half-spread, are significantly lower on the CHX. This difference is consistent over trade types and for trades of at least 1, 000 shares. Also, we find that trades occurring on the CHX receive more price improvement than do those occurring on Nasdaq.
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1999|
- Chicago stock exchange