Electronic trading takes off

Online stock trading networks gain momentum, teaming to make after-hours trading more accessible to investors and receiving funds from powerful financial and media firms.

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Boosted by funds from powerful financial and media firms, electronic trading networks are gaining momentum, teaming to make after-hours trading more accessible to investors. The latest developments should allow the networks to better compete against traditional stock exchanges.

 


Rivals team to ease after-hours trading
Eight rival electronic trading systems say they will link up to make trading information and orders more accessible to investors outside traditional market hours.

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