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Liquidity Trumps Price

Traders Magazine Online News, April 20, 2011

John D'Antona Jr.

Block trading remains a challenge today. So when Craig Jensen, principal and head trader at Armstrong Shaw Associates, in New Canaan, Conn., sees a large contra, he pounces. That's the case even if the block costs him a little more than what he originally wanted to pay. For him, liquidity trumps price. "If I get a good-size block and if it's reasonably priced, I'll take it," Jensen said.

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