SSFs - Anyone trading them?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by lindq, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. lindq


    Have you traded SSFs on stocks lately? Interested in any comments on spreads and liquidity, and how they are tracking the underlying.
  2. the spread on many SSF's suck, although if you bid in between the spread, on some of the more liquid ones, you can sometimes get filled

    i have used them occasionally for position plays
  3. lindq


    Thanks. I had seen notices that fills are not even being guaranteed on some SSFs. Yet they continue to add them.

    I was also finding last year in a few tests that they were tracking the underlying in strange ways. So it seems an interesting concept that just isn't ready yet for prime time. Too bad.