Title

Off-market block trades: New evidence on transparency and information efficiency

Publication Name

Journal of Futures Markets

Abstract

This paper examines the price impact of off-market block trades in futures markets. Consistent with previous literature based on stock markets, a statistically significant price reaction is documented around the time that the trades are executed. This paper extends previous work by documenting a further statistically significant price reaction at the time that block trades are later reported. Contrary to previous research, these findings imply that delaying the reporting of off-market trades has an impact on markets by delaying the speed of adjustment to the information conveyed by block trades and therefore market price efficiency.

Open Access Status

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Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

478

Last Page

492

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fut.22180