October 17, 2013
The order cancellation data, while valuable, would be much more valuable if it distinguished between order cancellations at or near the NBBO, as compared to away from the NBBO. The incidents of flickering quotes near the NBBO are much more valuable from a policy standpoint than the instances of such flickering 5% ,8%, or 10% away from the NBBO. Averaging can mask the importance of this metric.
Including this data on the website would be most valuable and appreciated.
Themis Trading LLC