In this approach it is believed that there is a relationship between exchange rate returns and the market praticipants' order flow
Noting an absence of liquidity at times of high volatility from firms that internalise or preference order flow
, the summary report into the flash crash by the joint Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange (SEC) advisory committee called on the SEC to consider requiring internalising broker-dealers to execute "some material proportion of their order flow
during volatile market periods".
analysis has proved to be helpful in understanding changes in the exchange rate in the short term and the new statistics are well suited for this type of analysis.
By accelerating work and order flow
, management fosters increased revenues.
The practice is referred to as "payment for order flow
while competition for order flow
is coming not only from the other markets, but from the ECNs and the brokerage firms themselves.
These markets are expected to produce narrow spreads through competition among dealers for order flow
Because the JavTrader/JavCentral connection offers the buy side instant FIX connectivity and more consolidated order flow
, broker/dealers quickly gain access to a greater pool of liquidity.
This isn't expected to change in the near term because many investment managers are and will remain reluctant to trade with the retail flow that represents most current ECN order flow