12 Days of Trading – Day 3 of 12: Liquidity vs Turnover

We have demonstrated in previous posts that there is a correlation between spreads and market share. The venue with the highest turnover tends to have the best prices. However, as the regulators keep reminding us, best execution should factor in liquidity as well as price. In the chart today...

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12 Days of Trading – Day 2 of 12: Alternative Closing Mechanisms

MiFID I opened the door to exchange competition in Europe. Whilst the central limit order books of the exchanges have seen their monopolies challenged, one area has remained the domain of the primary exchanges. However, with increasing focus on closing auctions driven by passive investing and ETFs, it is...

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12 Days of Trading – Day 1 of 12: Impact on Liquidity for the LSE Stock

Liquidity on lit order books is driven by pre-trade transparency. Therefore, tighter spreads or deeper visible liquidity can lead to market share growth on one venue at the expense of another. Alternative mechanisms also play their part in particular circumstances. Take the example here where major news on two occasions throughout the year caused...

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How price movement measures can inform execution decisions

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt For participants in the European equities markets, the use of smart measures around price movements before and after each trade can help to better inform execution decisions, and therefore optimise and improve execution quality. By capturing every tick in the market for...

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Uncovering a True Picture of Systematic Internaliser Liquidity

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt When navigating through the complexities of European equity liquidity, one could be forgiven for wondering whether, for many market participants, the changes in regulation brought about since January 2018 through MiFID II have been a help or a hindrance. MiFID II...

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Maximising double volume cap data

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt The introduction of the double volume cap (DVC) mechanism as part of MiFIR has heralded a new era in European equity trading, limiting for the first time the universe of securities that can be traded on dark pools. Nearly eight months...

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Identifying outliers in equity trading – why it matters

By Mark Montgomery, Strategy & Business Development, big xyt Enormous volumes of data might be the lifeblood of quantitative analytics, but for the typical trader, dealing with data in any asset class can be complex, costly and daunting. With the explosion of data in recent years and the continuing appearance...

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Boom in tick-data-as-a-service

By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt The rise of quantitative analysis is mirrored by a rise in demand for its fuel – data. With one feeding the other, investment firms and banks are increasingly reliant upon products and services that can be tested and proven in a way that for...

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Winning business by navigating through the new liquidity landscape

By Robin Mess, CEO, big xyt MiFID II offers a fresh start for business relationships in capital markets. By reframing the way in which dealers and trading venues seek to manage and match client trades it is implicitly changing where buy-side firms choose to route and execute their orders. A new...

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