Ladies and Gentlemen I bring to you....
From depths of some physicists black hole....
The "Paint-Brush" algo....
CAE - Credit Suisse Nassau BRH VelocityShares 3X Long Brent
47 Seconds, 73,245 Quotes, 0 Trades
To make this a real circus, let's make this the second act:
Nanex ~ 04-May-2012 ~ UOIL Wild quotes
Looking at quotes on the stock symbol UOIL (an oil related ETF) makes us wonder who in their right mind would allow this.
If you wanted to buy this "stock", the price could change from $48 to $73. Suddenly. For no economic reason whatsoever.
And it does this every few seconds.
There are exactly zero trades during the 90 minutes shown in the charts below..
UOIL 5 second interval chart showing best bids (up triangles) and best offers (down triangles) color coded by exchange. The thin gray line is the quote spread.
UOIL 5 second interval chart showing all exchange bids (up triangles) and offers (down triangles) color coded by exchange.