Nanex ~ 06-Aug-2013 ~ Make Up Your Mind. Please.
On August 6, 2013 at 9:37:57 ET, one or several high frequency
trading (HFT) algorithms
had trouble discovering the true economic price in the stock of Dealertrack Technologies,
Inc. (symbol TRAK, market cap $1.4 Billion). There were no trades during this time -
probably because investors thought the stock looked to unstable with price fluttering
two thousand times a second . This type of event is one of the contributors to the enormous
increase in unnecessary quote
1. TRAK - 2,030 quotes over about 1/2 second of time. The dark gray shade is
the NBBO (National Best Bid/Offer). Chart shows 9:37:56.500 to 9:37:57.600.
Algos from at least 5 exchanges play a game of chicken in a billion dollar stock. Bid
ranges from $39.70 to $40.19, offer from $40.32 to $40.76.
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