Last month, the NYSE successfully migrated the NYSE Equities platform to NYSE Pillar technology. Thanks to a substantial effort from the entire NYSE trading community, the migration went off without a hitch and Pillar, a fully integrated, high throughput, low latency, deterministic, and highly redundant trading system, is now the backbone of one of the most important financial institutions in the world.
Pillar's anticipated benefits are already being realized. In particular, the new "Native Gateway" order entry protocols offer dramatic improvements for members and their clients:
Pillar offers clients significant performance improvements at no additional cost.
To take advantage of Pillar's performance, visit www.nyse.com/pillar for specifications, differences documentation, and assistance in testing and registration. If you do not connect directly to the NYSE, contact your broker to ensure they are utilizing the Pillar Native Gateway technology.
If you would like to learn more about Pillar, listen to our podcast Inside the ICE House, where the technologists that designed Pillar discuss the history of the system and the effort involved in the migration.
In this analysis, we leverage NYSE’s rich auction imbalance data to better understand market impact in and around the closing auction and provide insights on relationships among order sizes, market impact, and trading costs.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that much of the 2023 market rally in the S&P 500 Index has been focused in eight mega-cap technology stocks. To further examine this trend, we look at some measures that could indicate whether or not retail is driving the trading, and at possible signs of sector rotation among retail investors.
Activity in NYSE’s Retail Price Improvement Program for stocks not listed on the NYSE has shown strong growth since its launch last December. Tape B activity recently peaked at more than two million shares.