Author - Mark Montgomery

We’re familiar with going Dutch, but going English…?

Following the theme of Closing Auctions and new Alternative Closing Mechanisms, we can highlight a noteworthy entry to the Closing Auction records books last Friday. In the chart today we see the 5 largest single stock closing auctions in recent (4 years) history. Notably, Linde AG has featured twice (holding the...

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Alternative Closing Auctions update

Last month we touched on the growing number of Alternative Closing Mechanisms available to the equity trading community as we added the new Turquoise Plato Trading at Last to our Enterprise menu.  Within a few days we saw that Deutsche Bourse were introducing Xetra Trade-at-Close, and last week we added...

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Were you caught like a deer in the headlights?

Picture the scene. Lap 20, Hamilton, as usual, has a 15 second lead (almost enough time for a free pit stop), and a little more unexpectedly, Bottas is running a strong second, 10 seconds ahead of the third place car. Then, shock, horror, for the first time in five years,...

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Liquidity Intelligence – Understanding the nature of liquidity

by Khalil Dayri, big xyt Understanding the nature of liquidity We know that trading behaviour, microstructure and liquidity all vary significantly between venues and across individual stocks. Understanding these differences has become a very important prerequisite to any market participant. Armed with this knowledge, traders can substantially reduce their execution costs,...

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x Days of Isolation – Day 11: SpaceX for Stocks

by Mark Montgomery, big xyt Day 11 – SpaceX for Stocks Some of you may have been straining your eyes looking at the night sky during the recent SpaceX launch. The image above isn't a photographic negative image of heavenly bodies, it is actually a scatterplot of multiple European stocks. The...

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x Days of Isolation – Day 10: Auction Action

by Mark Montgomery, big xyt Day 10 – Auction Action Turnover of equities including ETFs in closing auctions reached record levels on Friday. The volumes were higher than any other day during the past 12 months (including all expiry dates and rebalancing dates). 40B€ total closing notional (incl. ETFs) was reported...

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