Securities trading represents a core function of the capital markets and is a reflection of a country’s economy. Billions of dollars trade hands on a daily basis globally, with the United States capturing a sizeable market share of trading.
On the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) alone, more than $50 billion worth of securities is electronically traded on a daily basis.
On a global scale, there are more than 60 major stock exchanges with a combined total value of over $69 trillion
The strategic importance of securities trading represents a tremendous opportunity for new technologies in disrupting finance and more importantly, enhance the efficacy of public marketplaces, especially in the wake of increasing digitalization.