We extend our preliminary study published on 6/29/2012 to include the trading period between T-15 (6/1/2012) and T+15 (7/16/2012). We examine volume, spread, volatility and trading costs. We also look at algorithmic trading results for the constituents added to or removed from the Russell 1000 Index (R1K) and Russell 2000 Index (R2K). Furthermore, we look at trading characteristics of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM), a widely traded ETF that tracks the Russell 2000 Index and iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund (IWB), an ETF that tracks the Russell 1000 Index.
Due to its complexity, algorithmic portfolio trading is often considered hard to understand and difficult to navigate. In this paper, we first provide an overview of a typical portfolio algorithm framework. We then discuss in detail the three key building blocks of this framework: strategic execution plan, tactical order placement, and
real-time portfolio risk/cash management.
The previous installment of “Badges” equates them to definitions of market participants. The focus was on a CFTC-proposed definition of high frequency trading, or HFT. The conclusion reached is that strict classifications for the purpose of regulation are inappropriate in today’s environment. The idea is broadened here, with respect to market structure regulation. In this week's edition of The Blotter, the focus is on the exchange/broker divide.
In this edition of the The Blotter, index expert Charles Behette recaps this year's Russell Rebalance. His effective date, period and post-event analysis includes detailed performance metrics on add/deletes, migrations, funding, and effective day closing print & full day performance.
After FOMC started practicing alternative release schedules for policy announcements in 2011, the volume profiles for many US securities experienced significant realignments. Commonly used schedule-driven algorithms that don't account for these changes do not accurately estimate available liquidity on announcement days. In this edition of The Blotter, we analyze distinct volume patterns on these event days to help inform your algorithmic strategy.
July 5, 2012, the SEC approved NYSE’s Retail Liquidity Program, or “RLP,” for a oneyear pilot for all NYSE and NYSE MKT (AMEX) listings. We provide an overview and offer our thoughts on implications in this edition of The Blotter.
With this year’s Russell Reconstitution just a week past, we analyzed the trading characteristics of Russell adds and deletes to provide color on the reconstitution and the two days surrounding the event in this week’s edition of The Blotter.
Our analysis focuses on the trading characteristics of constituents added to or removed from the Russell 1000® (R1K) and Russell 2000® (R2K) indices. With the available data and trend analysis, we aim to help clients assess whether the execution strategy implemented was most conducive to the trading characteristics associated with these securities.
Our examination of twelve popular Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) reveals that ETFs exhibit qualitatively different liquidity and cost characteristics than common stocks. Our comparison of ETF and basket costs in conjunction with a look at creation/redemption fees suggests that ETF providers are trying to differentiate their products on the basis of liquidity provision mechanisms.
Liquidity is cited as one of the top ETF selection criteria and so understanding the ETF trading process is crucial. In this edition of The Blotter, ITG's experts examine twelve popular ETFs and show that these ETFs exhibit qualitatively very different liquidity and cost characteristics than common stocks with similar daily share volume, price, spread and volatility. They discuss the reasons behind these differences and explore the role of the creation/redemption mechanism.
As we enter the New Year—with hopes of better volumes and a bounce for our industry—Jamie Selway provides his annual list of market structure predictions and marks the book on 2011’s blotter.