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Finance Glossary

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Alternative Trading System

Definition:

ATS is just eBay for stocks. It’s another way to buy and sell shares other than being on NASDAQ. It’s sort of the off-Wall Street version of those guys who have homes dug in the ground 12 feet deep, with a year’s supply of canned foods and a few rifles in ‘em. Northern Idaho. Off-grid.

ECNs, crossing networks and other fancy market exchanges are all ATSs.

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