12 Days of Trading – Day 8 of 12: Total vs Adjusted Volumes Traded

12 Days of Trading – Day 8 of 12: Total vs Adjusted Volumes Traded

Day 8 of 12: Total vs Adjusted Volumes Traded
How non-addressable SI volumes can mislead liquidity expectations.

Understanding where the expected liquidity is available is key to any participation strategy. However, if your assumptions relating to expected liquidity include all reported trades, you could find yourself starting from the wrong place.

This example looks at Munich Re shares traded on the 12th December (a relatively “normal” day before the UK General Election results were announced). A typical institutional sized order of €10Mn would need to be careful not to impact the market.

In view A, on the left, the order represents 2.71% of the days total reported turnover in the stock. But how much of the Systematic Internaliser (SI) volume is unaddressable and gives an over optimistic picture of available liquidity?

In view B we have adjusted the SI volume by filtering out the non price forming & unaddressable trades (please contact us if you are curious about the methodology we apply). The resulting picture changes noticeably as the order now represents 5.41% of adjusted traded volume and target participation in all available venues & mechanisms would need to be doubled to fully execute the order in one day.

Liquidity Cockpit users are able to look at any stock this way and see the venues broken down. Clients using our Execution Analysis/TCA are able to measure execution performance with the demonstrated precision and flexibility.

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On our 12 Days of Trading

As the year draws to a close we have been asked by clients to repeat our festive exercise on the 12 days leading up to the holidays. As a result, you will find a post to a different 2019 big-xyt observation each day.  We look and highlight trends since the introduction of MiFID II with a focus on this year’s changes or events.

We hope you enjoy them.

This content has been created using the Liquidity Cockpit API.

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