ARCA pre market ?

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by SethArb, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. this week ... there have been few days where ARCA

    is not making markets in mining stocks pre market

    now ... they never really make a market ... its just GTC orders usually on their book ...

    but on the dozen or so stocks I look at including ETF's

    there are few if any bids and offers ...

    so I am curious ... did the customers just stop
    placing orders as GTC or did any MM who ARCA used for

    pre market liquidity go on vacation ?

  2. again this am ... on a busy european session

    ARCA is "out sick" for the precious metals sector

    whats going on ?

    I guess the NYSE - ARCA pre market
    precious metals and precious metals ETF
    is a joke for them ?

    how come they do not have some MM to work "house orders"
    how come no HF is stepping in to make a market

  3. they never make markets - all they do is route for their customers

    with the exception of .01 bids and 9999 offers which they do because they are required