Mapping Your Buy Order: Ritholtz Chart

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm.
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Dark pools, public exchanges, wholesalers; given the ongoing buzz about high-frequency trading, I wanted to point your attention to this graphic from Bloomberg Businessweek.

It shows all of the steps your buy order goes through to get filled.

See if you can follow it through to execution.

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(Barry Ritholtz writes about finance, the economy and the business world for Bloomberg View. Follow him on Twitter @Ritholtz.)

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net