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Alternative Trading System

Definition:

ATS is like an eBay for stocks. It's another way to buy and sell shares without going through NASDAQ. It’s sort of the off-Wall Street, off-grid, off-Broadway version of NASDAQ. Examples include crossing networks and ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks).