Don Bollerman, IEX co-founder and head of markets & sales, reveals that so-called "speed bumps" exist inside other prominent stock markets and how certain venues have their own methodology for throttling order flow.
In light of the recent difficulties with China's stock market circuit breakers, are U.S. equity market breakers adequate?
- They need further tweaking
- Scrap them and start fresh
Tradeweb has just announced it is opening an electronic Over The Counter trading marketplace for U.S. listed exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Exchange-traded funds backed by equities saw outflows of $16 billion in January, while fixed income backed ETFs benefited from the rise in volatility seen during the month.
The buyside likes exchange traded funds despite last Augusts ETF market meltdown. And one consultancy said there are five drivers behind traders affinity for the instruments.
For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, its slumping too. Nasdaq, NYSE and BATS are now slugging it out with incentives, new order types and a new ETF-focused exchange to resuscitate trading.
The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide by Dec. 8 whether to approve proposals by the Nasdaq Stock Market and NYSE Arca to permit sponsors of exchange-traded funds to pay broker-dealers for making a market in their securities.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to expand the number of exchange-traded funds traded by its ETF-specific algo. Known as ETF-aXe, the two-year-old algo currently trades 300 ETFs. The new editions could include funds that go beyond just U.S. stocks.
With the current volatility of the equities markets, investors know they need to have exposure to bonds, but they often desire the ease and liquidity of equities, which can be provided by exchange-traded funds. Customers want fixed-income safety and stock convenience, which has driven PIMCO-the don of bonds-into the world of ETFs.