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Two Sigma Securities and the Competitive Market Landscape

In this Feed post, Alphacution returns to an important question: Is there enough theoretical alpha still available for another highly successful nested alpha strategy architecture (NASA) player, like Citadel or SIG? The combo of Two Sigma Investments and Two Sigma Securities was - and still is - the focal point for this question...

By |2022-10-01T23:01:29-04:00September 29th, 2022|For Subscribers|

The Retail Flow Factor: Hiding in Plain Sight

In this introduction to the 17-page, 21-exhibit presentation – Part III of Alphacution’s case study on payment for order flow (PFOF) – we present our preliminary development of the “retail flow factor” for 2020 based largely on a reconciliation of 606 data (from 10 retail brokers / 11 entities) and 605 data (from 7 wholesale market makers). The results include estimated monthly penetration of retail order flow relative to the full U.S. cash equities market for 2020 – including estimated breakdowns of odd lots and round lots – as well as some hints on where we will need to look next to further refine this factor in preparation for extending this analysis throughout 2021 and beyond…

By |2021-06-03T01:03:27-04:00June 3rd, 2021|For Subscribers|