Equity market data for quarter ending September 2014

For an explanation of the measures used in this release, see Information Sheet 177 Quarterly cash equity market data: Methodology and definitions (INFO 177).

Equity market data from other quarters

Summary of September quarter data

Over the September quarter 2014, the ASX accounted for 82.2% of the total dollar turnover in equity market products. Chi-X accounted for the remaining 17.8% of total dollar turnover. These figures include all trades executed on order book, as well as trades matched off order book and reported to either market operator. Of note, Chi-X trade reporting grew strongly in the past quarter (+28%) although it still lags the value ASX trade reporting.

Overall daily turnover in the equity market averaged $4.9 billion in the September quarter an increase of 6%. The average trade size rose slightly to $5,400. The weighted average quoted bid-ask spread for securities in the ASX200 index decreased marginally to 14.2 basis points of the midpoint price. In contrast, the weighted average quoted bid-ask spread for all securities increased to 22.3 basis points of the midpoint price.

Quarterly average intraday and interday volatility were marginally higher in the quarter. The overall order-to-trade ratio increased to 8.4:1 in the quarter as both the ASX and Chi-X reported higher ratios.

Below block size dark liquidity represented 12% of total value traded in the September quarter, unchanged from the previous quarter, and above its share of the market a year prior (10%). Turnover in block size dark liquidity was 17% of total value traded, slightly up from the previous quarter (16%).

Note: ASIC's market surveillance system was replaced in the second half of 2013. From 1 October 2013, equity market data is obtained from the new surveillance system utilising the existing methodology. Some minor discrepancies exist between the two surveillance systems but these are not significant when examining aggregate market data.

Table 1 - Market characteristics - average for September quarter

Statistics
ASX on-order
book
ASX auctions
ASX Centre Point
ASX trade
reporting
Chi-X on-order
book
Chi-X trade reporting
Total
Number of trades per day
(market share)
594,746
(65.9%)
27,393
(3.0%)
77,565
(8.6%)
8,576
(0.9%)
128,820
(14.3%)
65,731
(7.3%)
902,831
(100.0%)
Value traded, $ million/day
(market share)
2,453.3
(50.5%)
687.9
(14.2%)
286.7
(5.9%)
561.6
(11.6%)
380.6
(7.8%)
485.3
(10.0%)
4,855.4
(100.0%)
Order-to-trade ratio
6.3
na
na
na
16.2
na
7.7
Average trade size, $/trade
4,122
25,065
3,719
65,233
2,967
7,399
5,374

Table 2 - Measures of market concentration

Statistics
September 2013
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
Total market Herfindahl index
0.41
0.44
0.42
0.44
Public venues Herfindahl index
0.73
0.70
0.69
0.70

Table 3 - Measures of market efficiency

Statistics
September 2013
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
Quoted bid-ask spread, bps
- All stocks
- S&P/ASX 200 stocks
21.2
14.8
23.3
14.6
21.6
13.9
21.9
14.2
Effective bid-ask spread, bps
- All stocks
- S&P/ASX 200 stocks
18.2
12.9
20.1
12.0
18.8
11.5
18.8
11.9
Depth at best 5 price steps - all stocks, bps
- All stocks
- S&P/ASX 200 stocks
3.6
4.9
7.9
11.2
4.4
8.5
3.5
6.2

 

Figure 1: Market share - September quarter 2014

 Pie chart showing percentage of total market share measure by value traded

 

Figure 2: Australia - Average daily turnover

 Chart: Average daily turnover for Australia

 

Figure 3: Average trade size by execution venue

 Chart: Average trade size by execution

Figure 4: Dark liquidity proportion of total value traded

Chart: Dark liquidity proportion of total value traded

Figure 5: Order-to-trade ratio

Chart: Order-to-trade ratio

Figure 6: Intraday trading profile - September quarter 2014

Chart: Intraday trading profile - September quarter 2014

Figure 7: Intraday volatility

Chart: Intraday volatility - 1 minute all stock weighted against 1 minute ASX 200 weighted averages and 5 minute all stock weighted against 5 minute ASX 200 weighted averages

Figure 8: Interday volatility

Chart: Interday volatility - All stock weighted average against ASX 200 weighted average

Figure 9: Herfindahl index

Chart: Herfindahl index

Figure 10: Effective bid-ask spreads

Chart: Effective bid-ask spreads

Figure 11: Quoted bid-ask spreads

Chart: Quoted bid-ask spreads

Figure 12: Depth at five price steps as basis points of issued securities

Chart: Depth at five price steps as basis points of issued securities

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