The Direct Access Trading (DAT) allows you to trade directly with a market marker or a specialist of an exchange. This allows the ability for you to send an order directly to a market marker/specialist (route) without broker interference or re-routing. The Direct Routing (DR) also allows you to send an order to a market marker/specialist (route) you have chosen, however, the order is routed through your broker. This is often through the broker’s smart logic or an algorithm controlled by the broker’s Order Management System.
Please note that DAS is not a broker but DAS is the technology provider and in most cases the service bureau to the broker where DAS maintains direct access connections to the market. However for some routes, the DAS platform will have (re) direct access routing in which DAS connects to the broker’s smart logic that then re-routes the orders to the exchanges or a specific market marker or liquidity provider. Although some broker may call this direct routing, it is re-directed routing. If you want to use direct access trading via DAS, you must ensure that your broker allows it for your account and their system supports it through DAS. If they do, please remember to ask them for a list of available routes.
Thank you for your interest in the DAS/TD Ameritrade integration! The beta testing of this integration began in July of 2020. Once beta testing is complete, the on-boarding and ‘go-live’ process will begin end of September 2020.
If you are interested in learning more about the DAS/TD Ameritrade integration once it is ready for the public, please fill out the form below. We will send an email when the integration is live.
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