The right strategies for trading equities in volatile markets

Equity traders could not afford to be passive in the March sell-off, preferring to take control with direct market access (DMA) and dark trading both coming to the fore. With increased volatility likely later this year we explore the best approaches to trading equity markets in volatile and quieter periods with Tony Nash, managing director for electronic trading at Stifel Europe.

Tony identifies nuanced and layered trading strategies, that allowed firms to ensure best execution while managing market risk, and ways to manage execution using on-the-fly transaction cost analysis (TCA). Importantly the approach to cost of trading needs to be factored in when assessing those analytics.

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