Block trader

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Block trader

A dealer who will take a position in the block trades to accommodate customer buyers and sellers of blocks. See: Dealer, market maker, principal.

Block Trader

A dealer who buys and sells large blocks of securities, usually more than 10,000 shares or $200,000 in value at a time.
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Unfortunately, this approach lumps together two rather disparate forms of activity: trading conducted by institutional block traders seeking to avoid market effects, and trading conducted by HF market makers and arbitrageurs.
With respect to emerging growth companies, investors benefit from the presence of market makers and block traders who can dampen market volatility by providing enhanced liquidity.
It's the successor to the brokerage work that used to keep block traders busy decades ago, when the NYSE ruled Wall Street but a fair amount of its trading took place upstairs.
Pipeline enables block traders to optimize the execution of large orders while denying competitors the information needed to take advantage of them.
It allows block traders whose priorities are minimizing market impact and costs to use a mix of active limit orders, dark pools, and market sweeps in order to minimize spreads, to maximize rebates, and to effect market prices as little as possible.
The patent-pending BLX market model was designed specifically to increase trade size by appealing to an array of trading participants, including both passive block traders and those using algorithmic trading strategies.
The implementation of block trading capability will allow qualified block traders to negotiate the execution of large transaction sizes in these products at a single trade price in a manner that complies with all relevant regulatory requirements.
Pipeline offers a unique electronic market where block traders can enter priced orders for large blocks of stock without the fear of the predatory practices that can occur in traditional trading venues.
Becoming Firefly's latest venue, Pipeline is the only continuous electronic block trading venue open equally to all participants and offers a unique leakproof electronic market where block traders can confidently enter priced orders for large blocks of stock.
These are superior results that underscore the value we set out to deliver to large block traders," said Harborside+ President and CEO, Robert C.
Isn't it ironic that block traders and arbitrageurs see fit to bid on shares of the company while analysts working at the same firm warn of impending bankruptcy.
The Harborside+ survey, sent via e-mail to 233 buy- and sell-side block traders, yielded the following responses to three questions: