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Everybody into the Pool: Dark Pools Can Benefit Traders and Investors

Dark Pools were created as a unique trading venue where institutional investors could trsde anonymously, away from public markets. But these days many different kinds of investors use dark pools. This video highlights all the different ways to look at dark pools and how they can be used to best effect. For more information, visit†www.bloombergtradebook.com

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Q: As a trader, is there a type of dark pool thatís best for me to use?

A: Itís probably best not to focus on one single dark pool, or even on one type of dark pool. To really help ensure best execution, your post-trade data should show that your trade orders sought liquidity in a number of pools of all kinds, all the time. The wider the net you cast consistently with your orders, the more likely you will find the best price.

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When it comes to stock trading, so much is changing so quickly that it’s difficult to understand and manage all the variables. Whether it’s algorithmic trading, price swings or dark liquidity, The Insight Bites series presents smart and concise snapshots of what a trader can do to address and overcome the most pressing of these challenges. Hosted by Traders Magazine and brought to you by Bloomberg Tradebook, each 60 second animated video provides quick and humorous insight into a unique issue that traders face every day. For more information, visit www.bloombergtradebook.com.