Dark pools may hype trading volumes

05/6/2008 | Reuters

The off-exchange stock trading arenas may promise more than they deliver, a Morgan Stanley trading executive warned. Some analysts believe 10% to 20% of U.S. stocks may be traded in the anonymity of so-called dark pools. Flawed accounting processes may inflate the trading volume at more than 40 venues where large orders can be matched while concealing price and volume details, Morgan Stanley's Andrew Silverman said.

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