Specialist Firms

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by OVERtheLINE, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. any thoughts on bear wagner? I understand fleet is scummy...
    Does anyone know a way to find out if a specialist change has been made?
  2. lemme see if I can find the link...<a href="http://www.nysedata.com/info/productDetail.asp?dptID=1">TAQ Database</a>.

    There is a sample file available but I'm not sure how old it is.
  3. they're all scummy...
  4. any other opinions on various specialist firms?

    what about positions at these firms that aren't on the floor (as a specialist?) ... maybe working in "upstairs" trading, or in research or something like that?

    any comments?
  5. alanm


    Does it strike anyone as wrong that the NYSE wants to charge even for a listing of who the specs are? After all, these people (the specs) are the contra-party to a lot of our trades. Is it too much to be given a list of who they are?
  6. Each specialist firm has a list of their clients on their website. For free...