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The Periodic Table

Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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Trading Volume Overview for October 2015

NYSE Sees Decreases



Intercontinental Exchange, owner operator of NYSE, reported October exchange traded volume:

ICE’s October 2015 futures and options average daily volume (ADV) decreased 2% compared to October 2014.

Commodity ADV increased 5% led by gasoil, other oil, natural gas, and sugar ADV up 23%, 6%, 5% and 72% respectively, from the prior October.

Financials ADV declined 12% from the previous October primarily due to low volatility in equity indices and the low interest rate environment in Europe.

NYSE’s U.S. cash equities and U.S. equity options ADV declined 7% and 30%, respectively, over the prior October. NYSE’s U.S. cash equities market share was 24.6% and NYSE’s U.S. options market share was 20.5%.


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