24-hour trading becoming a reality


For years, people have been saying that trading has become a 24-hur a day phenomenon. But that holds true mainly for companies or clients of companies with global heft and access to trading desks in various countries. In the U.S., more exchanges and access providers are expanding their trading hours. Securities Technology Monitor notes that Lightspeed will start agency trading at 4 a.m each morning. Nasdaq OMX has informed members that, pending SEC approval, it intends to open pre-market trading at 4 a.m. as well. Article