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The Trading Mesh

May 2012

You pays your money, you takes your choice

May 31, 2012 Comments (0)           

Nice to see the row over Europe’s consolidated tape has been given a good old stir by BATS Chi-X as the market was at risk of subsuming to apathy. The problem is that whilst everyone wants a consolidated tape, they want it for different reasons. The point that BATS Chi-X is making is that the fees being charged by incumbent exchanges are simply too high. This is a tricky one to call as it’s not easy to identify the exact costs involved in the production of market data, or...

A night at the museum

May 28, 2012 Comments (0)           

Episode 6 of FragVision looks at how the sell-side is adapting to the new market conditions it faces.

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Welcome to the world of daytime fragulation!

May 15, 2012 Comments (0)           

As some of you have already seen, the clever chaps back at Fidessa Labs have created a live version of our award-winning Fragulator. This enables you to watch the ebb and flow of fragmentation for any European stock or index on a real-time basis (sorry, no other markets just yet). As you can see below, it was especially useful last Tuesday when Deutsche Börse had a hiccup and delayed its opening by 80 mins. The absence of trading during the outage proved, yet again, that the market is still...