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Ticker tape

Computerized device that relays to investors around the world the stock symbol and the latest price and volume on securities as they are traded.

Ticker Tape

A record of the transactions occurring on an exchange on a given trading day, updated in real time or with only a slight delay. Before electronic tickers became common, most records of trading were printed out on strips of paper known as tape. It is more common now to refer to an exchange's live record as a ticker. When tape was common, trading volume sometimes became so heavy for a security that the tape publicly announcing quotes was delayed by a significant amount of time, usually a minute or two. This was called a tape is late situation.

ticker tape

The narrow continuous rolls of paper on which stock transactions were printed before the electronic age made the old system obsolete. The term now refers to the flow of prices appearing on the tickers of brokerage firms. Also called tape.
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The main inadequacies between back testing futures and stocks or currencies appear because of different margin requirements, full point values and tick sizes when trading derivatives.
The tick size will see no change for securities with a market value ranging from Dh1 to Dh10 which will continue to be traded with the unit of 1 fils.
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However, because retail investors require less depth to conduct trading, optimal tick size depends positively on typical trade size.
As per the new modification, Tick Size for securities below Dh10 will be changed from 0.
For the shares that are traded in Bahraini dinars, the first category consists of shares traded within the price range of one fils to 200 fils, where the tick size is one fils only.
The market maker hypothesis suggests that companies strive for an optimal tick size (Angel, 1997).
dollar based cash settled index, which will be listed on a quarterly cycle, will have a tick size of five index points or USD 25 or approximately HKD 194.
Specialists rarely step ahead of limit orders (less than 2 percent of the time), but they step ahead more often after the tick size changes from $1/8 to $ 1/16.
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Thomson Reuters Matching includes platform controls that can influence trading behaviour, including Minimum Quote Life that ensures longevity of orders in the book and gives counterparties a fair chance of trading those orders, and Minimum Tick Size that helps achieve the right balance between tight spreads and stability of prices.
getFuturesSpecifications: Provides contract information such as trading hours, contract size and tick size for futures contracts.