By Lawrence R. Glosten and Paul Milgrom; Bid, ask and transaction prices in a specialist market Journal of Financial Economics, , vol. Dealer Markets Models. Glosten and Milgrom () sequential model. Assume a market place with a quote-driven protocol. That is, with competitive market. Glosten, L.R. and Milgrom, P.R. () Bid, Ask and Transactions Prices in a Specialist Market with Heterogeneously Informed Traders. Journal.

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No arbitrage implies that for all with and since:. Application to Pricing Using Bid-Ask. The equilibrium trading glosteh can be derived from these values analytically. Thus, for all it must be that and. In all time periods in which the informed trader does not trade, smooth pasting implies that he must be indifferent between trading and delaying an instant. Furthermore, the aggregate level of market liquidity remains unaltered across both highly active and inactive markets, suggesting a reactive strategy by informed traders who step in to compete with market makers during high information intensity periods when their attention allocation efforts are compromised.

I begin in Section by laying out the continuous time asset pricing framework. There is an informed trader and a stream of uninformed traders who arrive with Poisson intensity. Relationships, Human Behaviour and Financial Transactions.

Journal of Financial Economics, 14, At each timean equilibrium consists of a pair of bid and ask prices. In order to guarantee a solution to the optimization problem posed above, I restrict the domain of potential trading strategies to those that generate finite end of game wealth. The estimation strategy uses the fixed point problem in Equation 13 to compute and given and and then separately uses the martingale condition in Equation 9 to compute the drift in the price level.

Let denote the vector of prices. The model end date is distributed exponentially with intensity. Milgrim consider the behavior of an informed trader who goosten a single risky asset with a market maker that is constrained by perfect competition. Perfect competition dictates that the market maker sets the price of the risky asset. Code the for the simulation can be found on my GitHub site. This combination of conditions pins down the equilibrium.

## Bid, ask and transaction prices in a specialist market with heterogeneously informed traders

I then look for probabilistic trading intensities which make the net position of the informed trader a martingale. Finally, Glosgen show how to numerically compute comparative statics for this model. I then plug in Equation 10 to compute and. No arbitrage implies that for all with and since: This effect is only significant in less active markets.

If the trading strategies are admissible, is a non-increasing function ofis a non-decreasing function ofboth value functions satisfy the conditions above, and the trading strategies are continuously differentiable on the intervalthen the trading strategies are optimal for all.

In the definition above, the and subscripts denote the realized value and trade directions for the informed traders. All traders have a fixed order size of. Let be the closest price level to such that and let be the closest price golsten to such that. Given gllostenwe can interpret as the probability of the event at time given the information set. It is not optimal for the informed traders to bluff. Between trade price drift. Related Party Transactions and Financial Performance: Then, in Section I solve for the optimal trading strategy of glowten informed agent as a system of first order conditions and boundary constraints.

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Theoretical Economics LettersVol. For the high type informed trader, this value includes the value change due to the price driftthe value change due to an uninformed trader placing a buy order with probability and the value change due to an uninformed trader placing a sell order with probability.

There is a single risky asset which pays out at a random date. I now want to derive a set of first order conditions regarding the optimal decisions of high and low type informed agents as functions of these bid and ask prices which can be used to pin down the equilibrium vector of trading intensities. If the high type informed traders want to sell at priceincrease their value function at price by.

Value function for the high red and low blue type informed trader. The algorithm below computes, and. Bid red and ask blue prices for the risky asset.

## Notes: Glosten and Milgrom (1985)

Empirical Evidence from Italian Listed Companies. Along the way, the algorithm checks that neither informed trader type has an milgrrom to bluff. Combining these equations leaves a formulation for which contains only prices. I interpolate the value function levels at and linearly. I use the teletype style to denote the number of iterations in the optimization algorithm.

### Notes: Glosten and Milgrom () – Research Notebook

Let and denote the bid and jilgrom prices at time. Update and by adding times the between trade indifference error from Equation In the section below, I solve for the equilibrium trading intensities and prices numerically.

First, observe that since is distributed exponentially, the only relevant state variable is at time. The around a buy or sell order, the price moves by jumping from or from so we can think about the stochastic process as composed of a deterministic drift component and jump components with magnitudes and.

I seed initial guesses at the 19885 of and. I compute the value functions and as well as the optimal trading strategies on a grid over the unit interval with nodes.