After Ramping Up, Barclays Sheds NYSE Floor Operations

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Mark Melin
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Factset NYSE Barclays

Barclays, the British bank whose high frequency trading activity had been the subject of consternation, has continued its global pullback, exiting its long-held post at the New York Stock Exchange. Barclays sheds NYSE posts following other major banks Barclays surrendered its post to Global Trading Systems, a New York-based electronic trading firm that favors computers over humans, perhaps benchmarking a trend that is almost entirely complete. Electronic market gained significant steam in the mid-2000s, had a well-known hiccup in 2010, and soon after exchanges moved to more complete computerized control of market structure. The takeover of Barclays business by GTS…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.