06.28.2016

Post-Brexit Trading Strategies for Volatile Markets (By ITG)

What follows are some things traders should keep in mind to protect against ongoing market volatility, according to ITG.

 

  1. High volume doesn’t always mean ample liquidity. Highly directional volume is usually an expensive market condition. Don’t miss out on blocks in times of heightened volatility.

 

  1. Reduce risk when two-sided.When trading a basket of buys and sells, you can be more productive with portfolio algos. They can reduce risk and adverse selection on the bulk of your orders, allowing you to focus on your most challenging trades.

 

  1. Avoid ‘oversteering’ in single names. Over-trading spikes in volume participation algorithms or under-trading by picking spots can be dangerous. Pay attention to VWAP benchmarks in volatile markets.

 

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