16 Jun 2014


HFT Act: Changes to “Order to Trade Ratio” (OTR)

The Order to Trade Ratio (OTR) was introduced on 1 December 2013. This circular provides information on the following changes related to the OTR:

1. Extension of the definition of quote performance

2. Change in the OTR calculation methodology

These changes will become effective on 1 August 2014.

Market Status


The market status window is an indication regarding the current technical availability of the trading system. It indicates whether news board messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.

Please find further information about incident handling in the Emergency Playbook published on the Eurex webpage under Support --> Emergencies and safeguards. Detailed information about incident communication, market re-opening procedures and best practices for order and trade reconciliation can be found in the chapters 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5, respectively. Concrete information for the respective incident will be published during the incident via newsboard message. 

We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the market status window but to always check the production news board for comprehensive information on an incident.

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