program trading


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a trading technique involving large blocks of stock with trades triggered by computer programs

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1 The NYSE calculates program trading as the sum of shares bought, sold and sold short in program trades.
Knight Global Program Trading offers equity program trading, index rebalancing and transition management, with support by the company's sales and trading desks using Knight's algorithms, smart order routing and pre- and post-trade reporting and analysis.
This article examines whether program trading should be classified as a type of noise trading or as a type of information trading.
One objective of the survey was to gauge the opinions of top financial executives on such issues as volatility and program trading.
The combination ofstock index futures and computerized program trading has created a suped-up stock market.
Assembling this experienced team of program trading experts is the latest in a series of steps we are taking to enhance our equity product capabilities," said Chris Bartlett, head of Equity Sales and Trading.
Program trading involves the purchase or sale of equities through a transaction that involves a portfolio of stocks rather than a series of transactions effected on a stock-by-stock basis.
general media indicate that some journalists believe that program trading denotes any computer system which appears to carry out an actual trading decision on behalf of the trader.
a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, and Quant House, a leading provider of program trading solutions, today announced a strategic alliance to jointly deliver a solution for algorithmic trading strategies for back testing and regression testing for financial services organizations.
If the Dow moves more than 50 points from the previous day's close, computer-driven program trading is restricted.
For institutional investors, SIG offers brokerage in listed and NASDAQ stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), options, program trading and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), as well as differentiated equity research.
It becomes feasible, for example, to perform full depth-of-book program trading on billions of ticks in a single trading day.
Some of the losses - and part of the volatility that helped the Dow plunge 145 points early in the day - were attributed to heavy program trading and ``double witching,'' the expiration of some options on stocks and stock indexes.
NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB), an arm of Societe Generale, today announced it has hired Michael Brocking as a Director and senior program sales trader on the firm's Global Program Trading desk in New York.
The stock market plunged Wednesday in a frenzied session marked by heavy program trading.
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