Direct Edge prepares new fee-reducing order type
US exchange group Direct Edge plans to introduce a new order
type on its EDGA Exchange from 18 July that will allow market participants to
receive a full rebate or reduced fee if it is executed within a set range.
The midpoint discretionary order (MDO) is a displayed order
on the EDGA book, pegged to the national best bid and offer (NBBO). Any
execution that occurs within a given range decided by the user, including at
the mid-point, will have a discounted rate of US$0.0005 per share. MDO orders on
the book that are executed at the NBBO will receive the standard rebate of
US$0.0003. The new order type can be entered with or without a limit price.
In May, Direct Edge delayed the introduction of its Message Efficiency Incentive Program
order to trade message tariff by one month, which reduces
the rebates members receive if their message-to-trade ratio is above 100:1 by
US$0.0001 per share.