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12 Days of Trading – Day 6 of 12: Election Results

Day 6 of 12: Election Results – UK large and mid cap market volumes by trading mechanism The impact of the results of the UK General Election on market volumes was dramatic, with UK volumes more than doubling. We looked more closely at how the underlying venues and mechanisms benefitted...

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12 Days of Trading – Day 5 of 12: Price Movement

Day 5 of 12: Price Movement as a Measure of Stock Sensitivity London Stock Exchange Group price movement by trading mechanism and traded value during H2 2019 Price movement after a trade or reversion can be used as a measure of toxicity, aggression, or stock price sensitivity. Today we are returning to...

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12 Days of Trading – Day 4 of 12: Periodic Auctions

Just as market share and trade size give us measures of market quality for lit markets, similar metrics can be applied to periodic auctions. The overall share of periodic auctions as a mechanism has been remarkably stable over the last year but the share and average size amongst the...

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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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big xyt named Outstanding TCA provider at Leaders in Trading 2019 Awards

London, Frankfurt, 25th November 2019 – big xyt, the independent provider of market data analytics is pleased to announce that it has been named as ‘Editors Choice – Outstanding TCA provider’ at The TRADE Leaders in Trading 2019 Awards. Robin Mess, CEO at big xyt, who collected the award with Mark Montgomery, Head...

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LIQUIDITY LANDSCAPE IN EUROPE POST MIFID II

Best Execution , July 3, 2018 Big xyt shares independent insights on European trading derived from a consolidated view on cash equity markets. The measures covered below are used as a reference by exchanges, brokers and buyside firms, reflecting answers to relevant questions occuring in the post-MiFID II era....

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