Diving Into Dark Pools

Trotta, Elizabeth
February 2007
Investment Dealers' Digest;2/12/2007, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p9
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the secretive exchange system in U.S. stock trading called dark pool. A dark pool is also known as alternative trading systems which permit hidden orders pegged to the midpoint of the best bid and best offer. By way of midpoint trading, a dark pool will allow large orders to go through secretly. It is said that hidden orders are seeing a volume of 25 million to 30 million shares a day on the average.


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