market makers

Citadel Securities, SIG: An Analysis of Single-Security vs Index Option Allocations

Alphacution compares the two largest players in US equity options - SIG affiliate, Susquehanna Securities and Citadel Securities - based on a 10-year period of allocations to single security options (SSOs) and equity index options, including indications of scale variance, key factor preferences, and strategy shifts...

By |2024-05-05T23:14:17-04:00May 2nd, 2024|For Subscribers|

The Evolving Value of Edge (Silver and Premium Subscribers)

What is the value of trading edge? Using "revenue per employee" as a comparative indicator, Alphacution dives deeper than ever before into Virtu Financial's market making business. The results cause a dramatic re-ranking of Virtu in a list of 10 market makers - plus a few other fascinating findings...

By |2023-11-12T23:16:47-05:00November 2nd, 2023|Silver / Premium|

Retail Equity Flow Acquisition Costs: Heart of the ‘Price Improvement’ Mechanism – Part IV (Conclusion)

In the conclusion to Parts I, II, and III of this series, Alphacution assembles its findings in terms of total retail equity order flow 'acquisition costs'; some insights into the wholesaler strategy behind why they pay these costs; and a simplified recommendation to the SEC...

By |2023-04-13T00:03:48-04:00April 12th, 2023|For Subscribers|

Wanted: A White Knight In Cryptoland

The dramatic implosion of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire is a huge and very fast moving story - with new revelations, about the details leading up to SBF's collapse and the contagion risks embedded in crypto markets as a result of that collapse, surfacing by the hour. Here, Alphacution assimilates a sample of the most thoughtful commentary on the current crypto saga as backdrop for its list of proprietary trading firms who represent possible "white knights"...

By |2022-12-27T22:34:46-05:00November 21st, 2022|For Subscribers|

Alphacution Publishes “The Proprietary Traders, Part I – Global Roster and Select Rankings”

Alphacution publishes latest case study, "The Proprietary Traders, Part I - Global Roster and Select Rankings." Find the Introduction section from the first part of this multi-part series here... The full case study is available to premium subscribers or via individual document purchase.

By |2022-06-14T20:32:58-04:00June 13th, 2022|For Subscribers|