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Strong Recovery of Equity Trading Volumes on Global Exchanges

Statistics from the World Federation of Stock Exchanges show that equity trading volumes rose 10%, signaling a strong recovery for the first half of 2014.

Value of Share Trading Rebounds
After several years of decline, exchanges experienced signs of recovery in the value of electronic order book share trading, which totaled $30 trillion for the first half of 2014, according to the WFE.
After several years of decline, exchanges experienced signs of recovery in the value of electronic order book share trading, which totaled $30 trillion for the first half of 2014, according to the WFE.

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IvySchmerken
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IvySchmerken,
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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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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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