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May 11, 2020

Market dynamics with NYSE Arca floor reopening

The NYSE Arca Options Trading Floor partially reopened on May 4, after its temporary closure on March 23. As a follow up to our recent Q1 2020 Options Review, we wanted to share a few initial observations around market dynamics with open outcry execution once again available. Open outcry is an important mechanism for executing institutional-sized, complex transactions, which benefit from the human judgment that floors provide. As anticipated, there has been a resurgence in volume associated with these types of transactions and the return of certain market participants to the Trading Floor after reopening.

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