Dark Pool Trading: Definition & Regulations


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When is an alternative trading system known as a dark pool?

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1. Which of these investors is most likely to trade in a dark pool?

2. What is the objective of the new regulations on dark pools?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about dark pool trading with these multiple-choice assessments. Key topics on the quiz/worksheet include what makes a trading system fit the 'dark pool' label and a type of investor who is considered a dark pool trader.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these points before taking the quiz:

  • Goal for the new regulations on dark pools
  • Frontrunning
  • Number of dark pool trading systems registered in the U.S.

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on dark pool trading, including an example of a dark pool investor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main feature of dark pool trading and the number of dark pool trading systems that are registered in the U.S.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main purpose of the new regulations on dark pools

Additional Learning

You can study the subject further with the accompanying lesson titled Dark Pool Trading: Definition & Regulations. These key areas will be considered:

  • Explanation of a dark pool trading system
  • Bidding on shares
  • Advantages of this type of institutional trading
  • Regulation from the Securities and Exchange Commission