Welcome to the world of daytime fragulation!
First Published Tuesday, 15th May 2012 02:31 pm from Fidessa : Steve Grob
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As some of you have already seen, the clever chaps back
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
As you can see below, it was especially
hiccup and delayed its opening by 80 mins.
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The absence of trading during the outage proved, yet
again, that the market is still overly dependent upon the
primaries for price formation. The irony of this was highlighted
as well by NYSE Euronext's Duncan Niederauer who believes that
prices and that all the real trading might end up
taking place on alternative lit and dark venues.
Some of you have been kind enough to let us know that
Live useful in a number of ways, including for
observing how fragmentation varies during the trading day as
liquidity shifts across venues; discovering which European venues
benefit the most from the US market opening; checking how SORs
behave when the LSE goes into auction mode; and comparing indices
and stocks across different geographic regions.
Live - let us know what interesting things
you discover and what else you'd like to see.