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The Stock Exchange Automated Quotation (SEAQ) system enables its users to trade small-cap London Stock Exchange-enlisted stocks. Stocks can be traded via SEAQ when they have at least two market-makers. Users cannot trade new stocks with SEAQ and only trade AIM stocks with low liquidity. Market-makers made the system without a public limit order book. 

The SEAQ’s goal is to always provide trading opportunities and to lower bid-ask spreads because of the competition between market-makers. At the moment spreads are high on SEAQ as liquidity is lacking. The SEAQ isn’t MiFID compliant but a multilateral trading facility instead. The SETSqx system replaced the SEAQ system in 2007. This new system displays all participants’ limit orders. 


eToro is a multi-asset platform which offers both investing in stocks and cryptoassets, as well as trading CFDs.

Please note that CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Past performance is not an indication of future results. Trading history presented is less than 5 complete years and may not suffice as basis for investment decision.

Copy Trading does not amount to investment advice. The value of your investments may go up or down. Your capital is at risk.

Cryptoasset investing is highly volatile and unregulated in some EU countries. No consumer protection. Tax on profits may apply.

eToro USA LLC does not offer CFDs and makes no representation and assumes no liability as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this publication, which has been prepared by our partner utilizing publicly available non-entity specific information about eToro.


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