x Days of Isolation – Day 10: Auction ActionMark Montgomery
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 including approximately 35B€ cumulatively in the regional indices. The increased closing activity coinciding with the MSCI rebalance also exceeded the most volatile days in Q1 precipitated by the Covid crisis.
The attached screenshot was created with the Liquidity Cockpit main Traded Volumes Market Share Analysis view & selecting Closing Auctions only.
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