Border Patrol: US–Canada Arbitrage on the Rise

Paul Stephens, CBOE

The increasing amount of trading of Canadian stocks on US exchanges is only partly due to the shift in the economic balance between the two countries. It is also being driven by technology, enhancing trading capabilities.

“It’s not clear that US–Canadian trading arbitrage is growing simply because of a weak US economy,” says Marty Leamy, president, Americas, at Orc Software, a trading and platform connectivity provider. “Volatility is typically a bigger driver of arbitrage opportunities, so

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