Market quality

Market quality

  • Xetra® offers the best price more often than any competitor – and as such is the market leader in trading in German blue-chips.
  • Combining quantitative and qualitative factors, Xetra is your first-choice trading venue for German equities.
  • Quantitative data are important, but are not the sole determinant of market quality. To mention just some of the key qualitative factors: Xetra offers absolute neutrality, transparency and straight-through processing.

In an increasingly fragmented market for European equities, it is difficult for investors and traders to judge the market quality of different trading venues on a continual basis. Xetra stands for first-class market quality, as shown by excellent results in comparison with other European trading venues.

Market share DAX

RankVenueMarket share
1XETR (Xetra)75.61%
2CHIX (Chi-X)


3BATE (BATS)5.20%
4AQXE (Aquis)5.07%
5TRQX (Turquoise)4.20%

Spreads DAX

at touch

RankVenueSpread (bps)
1XETR (Xetra)5.67
2CHIX (Chi-X)8.64
3AQXE (Aquis)14.39



TRQX (Turquoise)


25k EUR deal

RankVenueSpread (bps)
1XETR (Xetra)6.95
2CHIX (Chi-X)14.27
3AQXE (Aquis)19.81
4BATE (BATS)34.19
5TRQX (Turquoise)68.72

Best prices DAX

at touch

RankVenueBest price
1XETR (Xetra)12.38%
2AQXE (Aquis)6.06%
3CHIX (Chi-X)2.70%
4TRQX (Turquoise)0.74%
5BATE (BATS)0.49%

25k EUR deal

RankVenueBest price
1XETR (Xetra)66.03%
2CHIX (Chi-X)5.26%
3AQXE (Aquis)4.71%
4BATE (BATS)3.59%
5TRQX (Turquoise)1.26%


Status: April 2020

Market shareMarket share is based on the order book volume. An average of all equities in the index is calculated.
SpreadsFor the spreads, the bid/ask spread of visible orders in the order book is measured. An average of all equities in the index is calculated from the result.
Spreads „at touch“The bid/ask spread shown at the top of the order book.
Spreads „25 k EURO deal“The bid/ask spread for an order volume of €25,000.
Best pricesBest prices show how often a trading platform posts an absolute best share price (no ties). An average of all equities in the index is calculated from the result.

Source: big XYT, own calculations

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