Alternative Trading System

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Definition: Alternative Trading System

Alternative Trading System

Quick Summary of Alternative Trading System

A trading system designed for large investors and professional traders, which permits alternative means for accessing liquidity. The system is approved by the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) as a non-trading venue and is not regulated as an exchange. Large investors and institutions use the system to trade large blocks of shares in order to refrain from tilting the market in a particular direction. The Electronic Communication Networks, Matching Systems, and Call Markets are examples of alternative trading systems.

Synonyms For Alternative Trading System


Related Phrases

Electronic Communication Networks
Matching Systems
Call Markets

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Alternative Trading System are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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