Goldman Sachs Principal Transactions Update: 826 Million Shares

Includes: GS, MS
by: Tyler Durden

The week ended August 7 indicated that Goldman's (NYSE:GS) PT on the NYSE is regaining its dominance after in the prior week it came perilously close to being overtaken by Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) (not so much in principal as in agency trading).

In the last week 800 million program traded shares transacted each day, 26.9% of total buy-sell volume. Unfortunately the NYSE has removed how this compares on an average basis to a 52 week trailing average which last we checked was around 25%.

And here is the prior week's action. Is Morgan Stanley just starting to realize the potential bonanza that PT is, especially in the HFT realm?