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Options Maker-Taker Markets Gain Steam

The Potential Impact of Exchanges' Pricing Decisions

Traders Magazine, October 2007

Nina Mehta

The Boston Options Exchange has become the latest exchange to reject the options industry's traditional transaction pricing model in favor of that pioneered by the cash equities business. Following the lead of NYSE Arca Options, which switched to "maker-taker" pricing last January, BOX will now pay a rebate to suppliers of liquidity and charge liquidity takers a fee.

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