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Block Trading-Cost Analysis Is Now a Hot Business Trend:Survey: Bosses Say It Is Becoming Accepte

Traders Magazine, February 1998

Staff Reports

How much exactly does it cost to trade a block of stock? "Nobody quite agrees on a standard measure of trading costs," one expert said. "Several measures are used."

Costs head south if the trade beats the intra-day spread, but head back north if the trade results in negative market impact three days after it has crossed.

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