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Electronic Trading

Electronic Trading

5.66k followers10 symbols Watchlist by Motif Investing

Technological advancements and the demand for low-cost, fast trade executions could drive growth for electronic trading companies.

Curated by Motif Investing


Investing has increasingly moved from the exchange floor to complex algorithms and electronic trading platforms. Today, the vast majority of US equity trading volume happens online. And the pace of change continues to jump. Electronic trading represents more than half of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market, according to a Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc survey, as increasing competition, diminishing trade volumes and the need for low-cost execution has driven many financial firms to embrace electronic trading and reap the benefits of lower bid-ask spreads and efficient order management systems.

How did we choose these stocks?

We identified US-listed stocks and American Depository Receipts of companies that are engaged in activities relevant to this watchlist's theme. We then filtered out companies that have a share price of less than $1.00 or a market capitalization less than $100 million, and excluded illiquid stocks by screening companies for liquidity i.e. average bid-ask spreads, dollar volume traded etc. Finally the proprietary Motif Optimization Engine determined the constituent stocks. Learn more about how we select our watchlists.

Who made these selections?

Motif is an online brokerage built on thematic portfolios of up to 30 stocks and ETFs. Founded in 2010 by Hardeep Walia, Motif combines complex proprietary algorithms with skilled advisers to develop these thematic portfolios. Learn more about our team.

How are these weighted?

First, we determined each company's percentage of total revenue derived from this watchlist's theme. Second, we applied a pure-play factor to give greater relative weight to companies that derive a higher percentage of their revenue from this theme. Finally, we weighted each company by its market capitalization adjusted for revenue exposure to the theme.

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WatchlistChange today1-month return1-year returnTotal return
Electronic Trading+0.59%+40.49%+3.46%+48.95%

10 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
CMECME Group Inc.163.61+0.48+0.29%2:01 pm GMT-4557.36k1.93M58.67B
ICEIntercontinental Exchange, Inc.96.415+0.64+0.66%2:00 pm GMT-41.03M2.78M52.38B
TRIThomson Reuters Corporation70.9-0.01-0.01%2:00 pm GMT-4354.40k552.94k35.09B
IBKRInteractive Brokers Group, Inc.51.87+0.94+1.85%2:01 pm GMT-4132.22k730.16k21.55B
NDAQNasdaq, Inc.129.85+0.15+0.12%2:01 pm GMT-4304.78k740.93k21.30B
MKTXMarketAxess Holdings Inc.509.52+0.85+0.17%1:59 pm GMT-458.88k264.00k19.46B
CBOECboe Global Markets, Inc.87.695+2.11+2.47%1:59 pm GMT-4473.89k761.90k9.54B
VIRTVirtu Financial, Inc.24.73-0.06-0.24%2:01 pm GMT-4539.26k1.47M4.81B
BGCPBGC Partners, Inc.2.85+0.06+2.15%2:01 pm GMT-4656.34k4.65M1.02B
COWNCowen Inc.17.01+0.20+1.19%2:00 pm GMT-4155.74k347.30k470.73M
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