US Exchanges Pitching Subpenny Pricing Plans to Regulators at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 hosting professionals in the High-Frequency Trading, Proprietary Trading, Quantitative Trading, Algorithmic Trading, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments worlds at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, May 27th at Flatotel Hotel, in New York City.

New York, NY, April 29, 2010 --( Stock exchange operators are pitching U.S. securities regulators on potential programs for quoting low-priced stocks at increments of half a cent, as market authorities consider wide-ranging changes to the way shares are bought and sold in the U.S., reported Reuters News. The extent at which this proposal will impact the activities of High-Frequency Trading players will be discussed at's High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond" (, May 27th, 2010, at New York City's Flatotel Hotel.

Continues Reuters News: "Powerhouses NYSE Euronext and BATS Global Markets have suggested in recent days that the Securities and Exchange Commission test-drive subpenny pricing on exchanges, as a way to lower costs for investors and help exchanges compete with smaller electronic trading venues. Right now, stocks are quoted on exchanges in one-cent increments, after regulators reduced the minimum tick size from an eighth of a dollar in 2001. Traders are able to quote in increments of less than one cent if a stock is trading below $1. Off-exchange trading venues, such as so-called dark pools, don't have such restrictions and are able to quote prices in tiny fractions of a penny, giving investors a broader range of potential quotes. That's seen as a potential advantage over exchanges when it comes to buying and selling heavily traded, low-priced stocks such as Citigroup Inc., Sirius XM Radio Inc. or Bank of America Corp."

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