NYSE Open Book

Discussion in 'Trading' started by trader58, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. trader58


    Any Nyse traders have any opinions on how this may affect trading. They are beginning the pilot program soon. To me it just seems that institutions will just not put big orders on the book. It will just be more "lying" and "headfakes" like Level II.
  2. I agree. It may lead to the Nasdaq'isation of NYSE trading ... headfakes galore on the part of the specialist etc.

    What may emerge is a paradox:
    Greater apparent transparency but lesser actual transparency.
  3. I think the openbook will be easy to eat up on at first, but once institutions get adept at using it, it will just make for a less liquid marketplace with more headfakes and confusion.
  4. Another case of the SEC helps the big guy and shuns the little guy.

    Annual fee $60,000 (paid by the broker) plus $600 per end user... well, actually, I don't mind helping the broker and paying up $600 for the OpenBook, and nor will many others... once we have been screwed for $600, we can spend the rest of the year screwing the NYSE specialist for many times that!
  5. coops


    Open book refreshed at 10 second interval - hah.

    'Customers' cannot see consolidated data with ECN's etc but the pro's can - hah.


  6. so basically you pay what you pay for Lev II but get it delayed and specialists and trading desks can still hide what they're doing? plus it will not have ecn quotes? who thinks up this stuff?

    sometimes it seems like the NYSE and the options exchanges just think if they try hard enough, they can turn the clock back 15 years and keep screwing us. we have direct access, we have globex, we have Lev II, who needs their crap with a bunch of stocks that move .25 a day ?
  7. Quite a few stocks on the NYSE move a lot more than .25

    Played around with IBM lately???

    It sounds as if the NYSE book viewing will be useless

    Robert Tharp
  8. Turok


    >Played around with IBM lately???

    Yes...and I lost more than .25.