Trading Venues

Venues agree on tick sizes for the most liquid UK stocks

The London Stock Exchange and pan-European multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) Chi-X Europe, Nasdaq OMX Europe, BATS Europe and Turquoise have agreed on a list of 12 FTSE 100 stocks that will trade with finer tick sizes on their respective platforms.

European equity trading activity recovers in Q2

Following a slump in trade volumes and turnover across Europe in the first quarter of this year, both value traded and number of transactions have risen in the second quarter. However, values still fall short of the levels seen in last year’s fourth quarter, when the financial crisis hit.

Buy-side warned on ‘flash’ order types

Order types that briefly display unfilled marketable orders to a trading venue’s members before routing them elsewhere can benefit the buy-side, but there are also potential dangers inherent in their use, industry experts suggest.

US rivals up stakes in venue price war

Direct Edge has fuelled the price war among US equity trading venues by offering rebates to liquidity providers from 1 July.

Venues take first step toward European tick-size unity

Seven European exchanges and four multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) have agreed to adopt a common tick-size regime proposed by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) as part of a continuing effort to harmonise tick sizes across the continent.

European trading venues risk war over tick sizes

Multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and exchanges are on the verge of igniting a tick size war that could decrease market efficiency and prove detrimental to investors searching for liquidity in European stocks.

European equity trading rally continues – Thomson Reuters

Trading activity in Europe’s equity markets continued to pick up in April, with total turnover across exchanges and multilateral trading facilities increasing 15.6% to €1.31 trillion, according the latest market share report from data provider Thomson Reuters.

Acceptance of MTFs key to handling exchange outages

The European trading community must factor the liquidity won by multilateral trading facilities into trading strategies and indices to enable continuous trading during an exchange outage.

Trading revives in European equity market

European equity trading activity showed signs of stabilising in March, with turnover increasing by 11% from February to just over €1.1 trillion, according to the latest market share report from Thomson Reuters, which includes delayed trades for the first time.

MTFs gaining ground on primary exchanges – Cheuvreux

Multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) have captured around a quarter of trading in European stocks and now provide a viable alternative to primary exchanges, according to new research from broker CA Cheuvreux.