On August 17th we reported that Latour had slipped to second on the list of top dogs who operate programmed trading styles on the NYSE, you know, the exchange the SEC just sued because it ran two separate data feeds, one that benefited the HFT and one that shafted retail.
As of September 4th to the 7th, programmed trading on the NYSE increased 1.2% overall to 32.2% of all Buy and Sell volume. Latour traded 147.6 million shares in their Principal account compared with the 112 million reported just over a month ago, an increase of 35.6 million shares.
Merrill fell on the list, cutting 16.4 million shares overall. JP Morgan cut 10 million overall. You can see Goldman and Latour still dominate however, as expected, since Goldman is a hedge-fund and not an investment bank.