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.
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.
Controversy has arisen because many block traders would prefer to execute their trades automatically at inferior prices immediately if they can execute a trade that covers their entire block.
Trinculo followed up an easy success at Newcastle on his previous start with a pillar-to-post victory in the CSFB Block Traders Claiming Stakes.
Pipeline enables block traders to optimize the execution of large orders while denying competitors the information needed to take advantage of them.
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.
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.
These are superior results that underscore the value we set out to deliver to large block traders," said Harborside+ President and CEO, Robert C.
The Harborside+ survey, sent via e-mail to 233 buy- and sell-side block traders, yielded the following responses to three questions:
Neovest's institutional products represent the fastest, easiest and most powerful end-to-end trading and investment platform available to money managers, hedge fund managers, market makers, block traders, and traditional brokers and investment firms.
The Neovest institutional product represents the fastest, easiest and most powerful end-to-end trading and investment platform available to money managers, hedge fund managers, market makers, block traders, and traditional brokers and investment firms.