Best time to exit near the close

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by giggollo, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. 1. I want to simultaneously exit many positions as near to the official closing price as possible

    2. I don't want to use MOC orders

    3. I want to minimize slippage so if liquidity is going to drop off as we head into the close, I need to close my positions before liquidity dries up

    When is the best time to "pull the trigger" while satisfying these conditions? 3:45pm? 3:55pm? 3:59pm? or?

    Also, is there any ECN historical data out there that would show how liquidity levels vary at various times of the day on that ECN?