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Outlook 2007 Bodes a Return of Market Fragmentation

Markets Go Back in Time

Traders Magazine, January 2007

Peter Chapman

The year 2007 is looking a lot like the year 2000-only more so. Back then the trading landscape was splintered into 10 electronic communication networks, seven stock exchanges, one Nasdaq and one dark pool-nearly 20 venues in all on which to trade. That number shrank considerably but now all of a sudden there are five ECNs, 10 stock exchanges and about 30 dark pools. Fragmentation is back with a vengeance.

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