Traders still haunted by liquidity mirages in FX

Market participants’ ability to execute on stable and firm prices is essential for achieving best execution

Dan Marcus
Dan Marcus: progress is being made to tackle the liquidity mirage

Liquidity – the ability to buy or sell financial products on trading venues and exchanges at a given time and price – is the lifeblood of financial markets. Central banks, wholesale banks, corporations, investment, hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds and money managers all rely on access to firm, executable liquidity every day in order to exchange risk, fund their business operations, pay suppliers and staff, and hedge their exposures.

Some financial markets are more liquid than others

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