Trading of NASDAQ stocks on the Chicago Stock Exchange


We use a linear programming model to form two portfolios with approximately equal levels of attributes such as financial leverage. One portfolio comprises stocks that trade exclusively on NASDAQ and the other, stocks that trade on both the Chicago Stock Exchange (CSE) and NASDAQ (CSE/NASDAQ). We find that spreads are lower for the CSE/NASDAQ portfolio, but so is the percentage of quotes at spreads of $0.125. In fact, the lower spreads observed for the CSE/NASDAQ portfolio arise from fewer quotes with spreads of more than $0.25. © The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

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Journal of Financial Research