FlexAdvantage Blog

26
Jul

Plans for Equity Market Structure Revamp Stimulate Debate

One of the biggest possible reforms would be a requirement for retail brokers to route individual orders to buy or sell stocks into a transparent “auction process” for matching customer orders, rather than sending them to wholesale market makers for execution on off-exchange platforms.

8
Dec

A Year in Review: Top Blogs in 2021

We covered topics such as retail order routing and the debate over payment for order flow (PFOF). We examined the resurgence in alternative trading systems (ATSs), the rise of outsourced trading desks for the buy side, and efforts to regulate fixed-income trading platforms as registered venues.

25
Feb

GameStop Saga Puts Focus on Inaccessible Liquidity

Now experts are saying that ‘inaccessible liquidity’ is costing institutional investors three times as much in transaction costs, and it’s affecting the calculations made by their algorithms such as volume weighted average price (VWAP) and percentage of volume (POV), which rely on overall volumes.

16
Nov

Equity Market Structure Wrestles with “Inaccessible Liquidity”

Equity market participants are learning about new exchanges, order types, and periodic auctions bringing innovation and competition to the equity trading landscape. Citing the concept of “inaccessible liquidity,” asset managers pointed to the surge of retail trading by mom and pop investors whose orders are executed off-exchange on private platforms.  

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