Strong Recovery of Equity Trading Volumes on Global Exchanges
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8/6/2014 | 4:43:48 PM
Re: Good to see
That is a good question. Liqudity challenges in equities are a function of the fragmentation between 12 exchanges and dark pools in addition to algorithms following each other. I think it's the equity market structure that's making it challenging to find liquidity. Then there are cases of ephemeral quotes - bids an offers that are posted and within milcroseconds, are canceled.  A trader may see that 35,000 shares are offered at a certain price, but is only able to buy 12,000 shares. Yes, there are liquidity problems despite the increase in volumes.
Greg MacSweeney
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8/6/2014 | 3:45:25 PM
Good to see
It's good to see that volumes are rising here in the US (and globally as well). However, traders are still having trouble finding liquidity. I wonder why? Will it have to increase by 20 or 25 percent to alleviate liquidity problems?

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