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End-of-Year Global Trading Costs and Liquidity Profiles

As the year draws to a close, we typically see a shift in trading conditions, with steep declines in liquidity and higher concentrations of smaller order types.

These changes are apparent in the last two weeks of the year and are most pronounced in the last few trading sessions. We compiled liquidity and trading cost data for North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific over the past five years.

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