Single lot orders on Level 2

Discussion in 'Trading' started by fvmn, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. fvmn


    When watching level 2 data (Nasdaq, MSFT stock) I noticed plenty of 1 lot orders by big market makers at various prices (See attached picture). I wonder what do these orders mean? Do they really care to buy/sell 100 MSFT stocks? Or is this some kind of trick to hide real size of order?