Electronic Communication Network

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Electronic Communication Network

A computer system that facilitates over-the-counter trading as well as exchange trading. The electronic communication network sends buy or sell orders to the appropriate specialist on the floor of a stock exchange, bypassing the floor broker. A company running an ECN charges a fee for its services.
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The rise of electronic communications networks (ECNs) has brought new competition and uncertainty to the securities markets.
PlusFeed's coverage currently encompasses more than 350 global exchanges and sources across all asset classes, including full tick coverage of options data from The Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) and tick data from the major Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs).
Electronic communications networks (ECNs), however, represent an emerging band of competitors.
Young then became the founder and managing partner of Cygnal Technologies, a leading developer of Canadian electronic communications networks listed on the TSX.
Individual investors may be reaping the benefits of the explosive growth of electronic communications networks (ECNs), but institutional investors may be suffering.
NYSE:TNS), a leading network and data communications provider for transaction-oriented applications, and Track Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TRAC), parent company of Track ECN, one of the few remaining independent electronic communications networks (ECNs) available to institutional and independent traders, announced today the successful development of a partnership between the two companies.
John helped Goldman Sachs become a leader in electronic trading and was very involved in the market structure innovations at the NYSE and NASDAQ, including the creation of Electronic Communications Networks, in particular, Archipelago.
The coverage encompasses more than 350 global exchanges and sources across all asset classes, including full tick coverage of all options data from The Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) and tick data from the major Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs).
Supporting both FIX and non-FIX messages, XIP delivers a range of pre-trade, trade and post-trade services to the user's desktop and provides the ultimate in liquidity with access to more than 240 broker/dealers, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and alternative trading systems.
FIX is a globally recognized messaging standard enabling the electronic communication of pre-trade and trade messages between financial institutions, primarily investment managers, broker/dealers, Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs) and stock exchanges.
Supporting both FIX and non-FIX messages, XIP delivers a range of pre-trade, trade and post-trade services to the user's desktop and provides the ultimate in liquidity with access to more than 220 broker/dealers, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and alternative trading systems.
The Macgregor Financial Network (MFN) provides the ultimate in liquidity with access to more than 200 broker/dealers, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and alternative trading systems.

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