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Anne Plested
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Anne Plested from Fidessa highlights potentially harmful effects of the MiFID II trading obligations for shares.

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As firms and venues begin to report trade data to the CAT, what is your biggest concern with the system and data?






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Q&A

Q: Why is the bid price so important?

A: The bid price is basically what you're offering for a stock, and represents what you're willing to pay for a share. Often it is lower than what price other traders are saying they'd sell the stock -- the ask price. Getting more of your trades into the bid bucket is one way to ensure a profitable day.

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