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London Stock Exchange (LSE)

The primary equity market in the United Kingdom and a member of the London Stock Exchange Group which also includes Borsa Italiana

Currency: British Pence (GBx).

Basic Market Rules:

  • • Lot Size: 100 shares.
  • Short Sale Rules: naked short selling is prohibited
  • • Circuit Breakers: an auction will be triggered when the price of a potential execution is more than a defined percentage above or below the applicable reference price

Deutsche Börse (Xetra)

Xetra is the primary equities market in the Deutsche Börse Group

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Basic Market Rules:

  • • Lot Size: 1 share.
  • • Tick Size: varies by price and security type. Tick sizes for most equities are as follows:
    Price Range (Euro) Tick Size (Euro)
    0 to 9.999 0.001
    10 to 49.995 0.005
    50 to 99.99 0.01
    100 and greater 0.05
  • • Short Sale Rules: naked short selling is prohibited; locate required.
  • • Circuit Breakers: Xetra has safeguards in place during the auction and continuous trading phases.

Euronext

Euronext is the first pan-European exchange which includes Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, and Paris

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Basic Market Rules

  • • Lot Size: 1 share.
  • • Tick Size: varies by price and security type. Tick sizes for most equities are as follows:
    Price Range (Euro) ) Tick Size (Euro)
    0 to 9.999 0.001
    10 to 49.995 0.005
    50 to 99.99 0.01
    100 and greater 0.05
  • • Short Sale Rules: naked short selling is prohibited; locate required.
  • • Circuit Breakers: Euronext has safeguards in place during auction and continuous trading phases

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