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NYSE Dumps Bots for Humans to Make ETF Trading Smoother

  • Trading venue wants to list the funds on its main exchange
  • Bond, commodity and currency ETFs can switch from NYSE Arca
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The New York Stock Exchange is preparing to hand human traders a bigger role making markets for exchange-traded funds.

The exchange plans to allow bond, commodity and currency ETFs to list on its main floor as soon as August, according to Douglas Yones, NYSE’s head of ETFs. Last year, regulators approved the proposal, through which individuals known as designated market makers, or DMMs, will oversee ETF trading.