This paper investigates whether trades initiated through institutional brokers generated better return performance than trades through full-service or discount brokers, on the Toronto Stock Exchange from September 1999 to August 2000. Daily findings show that trades through institutional brokers outperformed those through full-service and discount brokers. Trades through full-service brokers outperform those through discount brokers. Monthly findings show that trades through institutional brokers outperform those through full-service brokers, and for only the largest sized transactions when compared to discount brokers. Trades through full-service brokers with discount brokers show full-service outperforming for only the smallest-sized trades. In addition, discount brokers are found to trade much more actively than full-service brokers who in turn are more active than institutional brokers.

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Keywords Intraday return, Stock brokers, The TSX, Trading behavior
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2006.08.007
Journal International Review of Economics and Finance
Citation
Nemiroff, H, Zhang, Z. (Zhaohui), & Escobar, V.A. (Victor A.). (2008). Inter-broker trades and return performance on the Toronto stock exchange. International Review of Economics and Finance, 17(2), 258–268. doi:10.1016/j.iref.2006.08.007