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Nanex ~ 06-Dec-2013 ~ Direct Edge Fortune Telling

The chart below shows the daily percentage of volume attributed to Direct Edge's two exchanges from trades eligible to set the last price in the SIP data feeds from December 2012 through December 5, 2013. A 20-period moving average is also shown to smooth out the fluctuations and show us a longer term trend. The last little jag up in EDGX (pink line, from 8% to 8.6%) brought great excitement to Direct Edge's CEO who tweeted:

When asked what caused the "jump" in market share, here was the response:

Maybe this is the start of a trend up and not just another oscillation, but we aren't fortune tellers, so we'll take O'Brien's word for it. Check back in a month and let's see how his forecast turns out.

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