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Elaine Wah

Modern Markets, Modern Metrics - A Blog By IEX

In this blog by IEX's Elaine Wah, the newest public exchange looks to refute public claims that the metrics it uses are designed to inflate its own volume numbers and mislead people.

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January 1, 1998

Next Nasdaq

By John A. Byrne

Nasdaq's proposal for an integrated order-delivery and execution system may hinge on market makers quoting all stocks in proprietary trade sizes of 100 shares, that is, in so-called actual sizes. The National Association of Securities Dealers contends that order-size rules for the handling of small orders currently executed on SOES are unnecessary and should be eliminated.

Nasdaq states that if artificial quote-size requirements on all Nasdaq securities are not eliminated ahead of a new integrated order-delivery and execution system, some order-entry features of the facility would not be appropriate. In that case, Nasdaq thinks that order-entry firms should not be permitted to enter trades larger than 1,000 shares. The NASD proposes that if the absence of full implementation of the actual-size rule, non-market makers should not be permitted to enter trades in the new system larger than 1,000 shares on non-preferenced orders.

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