Order choices under information asymmetry in foreign exchange markets

Yin Feng Gau, Zhen Xing Wu

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This article investigates the information content in orders submitted to the Electronic Broking Services (EBS) spot foreign exchange broking system. Using intradaily data pertaining to orders for the two most liquid currency pairs, EUR-USD and USD-JPY, the authors examine the price impact of orders by level of aggressiveness in the EBS; the results show that patient limit orders have the greatest impact on changes in exchange rates. The results of post-trade profitability in the EUR-USD market also suggest patient limit orders convey more information than the other two types of orders, implying that informed traders may prefer patient limit orders to aggressive limit orders to exploit information advantages in the EUR-USD market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-118
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Aggressiveness
  • Information asymmetry
  • Order choice


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