Thin Volume

Discussion in 'Trading' started by bronks, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Let's say the avg. daily volume for a particular stock is 12,000 shares. I think I read somewhere that a MM or specialist will take several of these low volume stocks on at the same time, but I'm not sure. What happens when suddenly you have a 4 million share day on some news, etc.? Does it get handed-off like some air traffic controller would do? Or is the whole process automated until high volume days?
     
  2. Do I need to post nude pictures to get a response here? Maybe if I post under womans alias, would that work? There has to be someone who knows the answer to my previous post questions. I'm starting to think no one loves me... Is it my breath...:confused:
     
  3. Post the nude pic's and they shall respond.
     
  4. Magna

    Magna Administrator

    I vote for that approach, then all the providers and protectors will come out of the woodwork, offering to lend a helping hand... :)
     
  5. flea

    flea

    Yes it's amazing how much help is offered if the question is from a lady, even if the lady is TraderRX in drag :D
     
  6. I new if I threw in the word NUDE and WOMAN in the same paragraph, something would have to happen. :p Thanks gents for at least responding.
     
  7. This thread is starting to get somewhere.
     
  8. Most specialists have five stock's to trade. When one of there stocks get's to active they halt it then they have a helper come over.
     
  9. We are still waiting for that nude... :mad:
     
  10. DeeMan

    DeeMan

    Bronks:

    Yes, some Specialists handle more than one stock. Those low volume stocks don't require a lot of attention, so it's usually not a big deal. When there is huge volume on one of those stocks, the Specialist will certainly pay more attention to that particular stock and thus the executions of the other stocks seem to suffer, as sometimes an assistant will help out. I have found that when an extremely illiquid security has a big volume day, it generally is very hard for me to play, as the Specialist will make extreme gaps in both directions on prints, being uncomfortable taking any unnecessary risks during an unusually high volume day.

    Darren
     
    #10     Mar 27, 2002