by Stockwatch Business Reporter
Pure Trading was the third most active alternative trading system in Canada for the week ended Dec. 14, 2012. Alpha Exchange held its lead, but not my much, trading 121 million shares a day for 14.6 per cent of volume. Chi-X Canada followed close behind with 106.9 million shares a day for 12.9 per cent of volume. Pure was next with 25.4 million shares a day or 3 per cent. Then came dark pool Match Now with 12.6 million shares a day or 1.5 per cent, Omega ATS with 10.8 million shares a day or 1.3 per cent and TMX Select with 8.4 million shares a day or 1 per cent. Together, the ATSs captured 34.5 per cent of Canadian trading volume; the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange handled 65.5 per cent.
Looking at securities listed only on the TSX, the exchange captured 59.6 per cent of volume. Alpha handled 16.3 per cent, Chi-X had 15.7 per cent and Pure had 3.3 per cent. Together the other ATSs handled the remaining 5.1 per cent.