European Equities – Market Microstructure Survey Q2 2020

Our Comprehensive Review of Market Volumes, Fragmentation and Other Topics. by Richard Hills, big xyt The strange times continue. While Q1 broke all the records, Q2 came up with a few surprises. The biggest MSCI rebalance in history pushed the figures up for May, thanks to some major index...

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TRAVIS PERKINS: THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

by Richard Hills, big xyt Spotting volatile liquidity profiles in illiquid names. Checking liquidity data isn’t just something we need to do once a month using a summary report. It is part of the daily routine.  Every stock has its own characteristics that can change significantly and surprisingly frequently, and...

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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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Volume Profiles Equities – Liquidity Cockpit Enterprise Content

Introducing Enterprise Content

Download Samples The Liquidity Cockpit has evolved thanks to continuous feedback from our clients and we are delighted to be adding to the content with a brand new Enterprise section to the menu. The new additional content includes:  Intraday volume profiles (by market mechanism), Price movement by venue,  EBBO presence by size & Effective book...

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x Days of Isolation – Day 08: Measure for Measure.

by Richard Hills, big xyt Update: April market volumes reverted to long term average levels following the record month of March 2020. ADVT traded on the order books in European equities was 47B€, compared with 44 B€ ADVT for the full year 2019. Accompanying this apparent return to normality, the proportion...

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