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Need info on KATS !!
11-12-2007, 12:42 AM
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Need info on KATS !!
<font face="Arial">Hi Everyone,

I need some information about KATS (Karachi Automated Trading System) and some term related to it like Squaring, Future Trading, Provisional Trading, etc.,

Can anyone kindly provide me the requested information or provide me some source from where I can get the comprehensive information about KATS.

Muhammad Zuhair Abbas
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01-08-2008, 01:43 AM
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u r asking wrong people dude.
Goto some auto workshop
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01-10-2008, 12:20 AM
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Yaar what a man is this Alishan?

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01-13-2008, 03:34 AM
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<b>Trading & Settlement System</b>
The Karachi Stock Exchange has introduced an state-of-the-art computerised trading system known as Karachi Automated Trading System (KATS) to provide a fair, transparent, efficient and cost effective market for the investors.

Currently, the exchange conducts one trading session from Monday to Thursday and two sessions on Friday.

The Trading is divided into four distinct segments, each of which has its own clearing and settlement procedure. These are T+2. Provisionally Listed Companies, Spot (T+1) Transactions and Future Contracts.

<b>T + 2 Counter</b>
Transaction in this segment are settled through the Clearing House that nets out the purchases and sales and the financial obligations thereon of each member/firm for the notified clearing period and issues instructions for deliveries of netted outstanding business. Payment from and to members are routed through the Clearing House.

For the securities declared to be “eligible securities” by the Central Depository Company the Clearing House procedure remains the same as outlined above except that the KSE does not permit their physical settlement.

In order to handle the clearing of all the three stock exchanges of the country under one roof, the National Clearing and Settlement System (NCSS) has been introduced. NCSS is managed by Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited.

<b>Futures Trading in Provisionally Listed Companies</b>
The shares of companies which make a minimum public offering of Rs. 150 million are traded on this segment from the date of publication of offering documents. The period of contracts of each scrip is notified by the Exchange. The outstanding contracts carried out under the provisionally listed companies are settled on the settlement date and members are not allowed to transfer their positions to the Ready Clearing Board or any other Board. On formal listing, the trading in the shares of the company are shifted to the Ready Board Counter under T+2 Settlement System from the date of formal listing.

Spot / T+1 Transactions</b>
For about 5 days before the closure of shares transfer book notified by the company, transactions are settled on T+1 basis.

For non-CDC securities the delivery and payment is settled through the Clearing House of the Exchange, however, delivery is tendered directly between the buying and selling members as per the instruction of the Clearing House.

<b>Future Contracts</b>
Under the Regulations Governing Future Contracts, trading in Future Contracts started in July 2001. Companies traded under Future Contract and the Contract is fixed for a period of one month.

<b>Transaction Costs</b>

Brokerage on transactions are freely negotiable between the brokers and clients.

Stamp duty Stamp duty is charged at 1.5% of the face value of the shares under the physical form of transfer. There is no stamp duty for transfer settled through the Central Depository System, however, there is a one-time stamp duty at the rate of One Paisa per share at the time of deposit of securities in the CDS.

Hopefully it satisfies your query...[)]
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01-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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Mashallah Astute. )


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01-18-2008, 05:20 PM
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More about KATS.....

(a) The Exchange will have the following Hours of Operation for automated trading through KATS;

Session/State Time
Pre-Open 930 – 10.00
Open 1000
Continuous Trading 1000 – 1300, 1430 – 1700
Close 1700

(b) The Hours of Operation as stated in (a) above may be changed by the Exchange
with the approval of the Board.

The Exchange shall notify the companies that shall be eligible for trading on the KATS.

(a) The Exchange will make available KATS to the Members by providing trading workstation connections. The number of trading workstations for each Member shall be decided by the Board.
(b) The Exchange may shutdown automated trading in the event that KATS is inoperative or inaccessible to more that such number of trading workstations as may be prescribed by the Board.
© If the Board of Directors is satisfied that the trading through KATS cannot be resumed within reasonable time then the Board may allow the trading in the Exchange on the conventional outcry system for such time as it deems fit.

(a) Orders that cannot be immediately executed shall be queued for future execution in a specific order of priority mainly based in the following order-

(i) Price
(ii) Time of entry

Any other factors affecting the order of queue priority shall be determined and notified by the Exchange with the prior approval of the Board.
(b) In case an order is executed partly, the remaining part of such Order shall not lose its priority.
© The Queue Priority shall be determined by KATS through an interactive process and the order of priority displayed by KATS shall be conclusive except in the case of manifest error which shall be determined by the Board.

(a) Every Member while inserting a bid and offer through KATS for each of his clients, shall insert unique Client Codes for those clients which are maintained by them in their back office system and registered with NCCPL. These Client Codes are
linked / mapped to UIN through the interface of National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited. These Client Codes should not be re-assigned to another client of the member even after the closure of the account.
(b) Every Member shall ensure that the shares purchased or sold against a Client Code are posted to the respective Sub-Account / Investor Account of that particular client with CDC upon settlement of trades through the Exchange.

(a) An Order may specify the total share volume and may specify a lesser amount that is disclosed to the market. The disclosed volume shall not exceed the total volume.
(b) Total and disclosed volume of an order must be a marketable lot.
© An increase in Disclosed Volume will cause a new time stamps and change in Queue Priority but a decrease in Disclosed Volume will not cause a new time stamp or change in queue priority.

(a) All orders shall be valid only for the relevant trading day unless a time restriction is specified otherwise in which case such order shall be automatically removed on the close of the day or after expiry of the specified time, as the case may be, if it remains unfilled till then..

(b) Terms allowed for Time in Force Restriction include;
(i) Day
(ii) Good Till Cancelled (GTC) (i.e. Open)
(iii) Good to Date (Month-Day-Year) (GTD)
(iv) Good for Week (GTW)
(v) Good for Month (GTM)
(vi) Fill or Kill (FOK)

(a) A Cross Trade is allowed within the price range as stipulated in Clause (b) below.
(b) The price range is relative to the current best Buy and current best Sell at the time the Cross Trade is entered. The allowable price range for a Cross Trade is “at” or “between” the market.
© A Cross Trade is not allowed if-
(i) prior to trade execution, the market has fluctuated and the Cross Trade Order price is no longer within the allowed price range;
(ii) there is a one-sided market or no market.
(d) Cross Trade shall not be entered during the pre-opening period.
(e) Cross Trade entered at or between the best markets shall not be subject to interference.
(f) A limit price must be specified for a Cross Trade.

A Cancel Order can only cancel an outstanding order and cannot cancel a trade completed
with the specified Order. It will not act as a Cancel Trade Request if that Order has already traded.

(a) The terms of an Order posted to the KATS cannot be changed except by the Change Former Order (CFO) option.
(b) The options available for CFO shall be notified by the Exchange from time to time.

The Settlement of the trading through KATS shall take place as per the existing rules and regulations of the Exchange as amended or substituted from time to time.

(a) Negotiated Deal shall not participate in the open market but trade throughout the hours of operation of the Exchange and thereafter until a time set by the Exchange.
(b) Price protection procedures shall not apply to Negotiated Deals.
© Negotiated Deal shall have no minimum volume requirements.
(d) A Negotiated Deal will trade in its entirety as if it were an All or None (AON) transactional partial fills and Undisclosed Volumes shall not be allowed.
(e) Negotiated Deals will be between two separate houses otherwise the same shall be treated as Cross Trade.
(f) Negotiated Deal can be an Old Lot.
(g) All unconfirmed Negotiated Deals will be cancelled when the KATS engine is dumped.

(a) A Special Terms Order shall not be shown as part of the normal round lot order book but will be maintained in a Special Terms Order book that can be viewed separately from the round lot book.
(b) The options available for Special Terms Order shall be notified by the Exchange from time to time with the prior approval of the Board.

(a) Order entered during the pre-opening period are queued and not executed at the time of entry. As each Order is queued (whether or not the company is expected to open) the price at which it is expected to open will be calculated through KATS.
(b) Where a market imbalance exists, an opening price will be chosen by KATS through an interactive process.
© Once the opening price is chosen, all trading shall take place at that single, opening price and no price level transition will be allowed.
(d) Opening Price Calculation The opening price shall be chosen as the price that will cause the greatest number of shares to trade at the open. If the same number of shares might be able to trade at differed price levels, the price level chosen will be the one which leaves the least number of shares remaining on one side or the other at the opening price level after the opening trading. If more that one price could have the same remaining balance, the price level is chosen that results in the least net change from the last trading day’s closing price. If all this fails to pick a unique price level, the highest trade level of the remaining alternatives will be
chosen as the opening price.
(e) Orders not completely filled All orders entered during the pre-opening will have a time priority based on the actual time of entry. For orders not completely filled at the open, this time priority will be maintained thereafter during the trading day and for subsequent trading days. Orders carried over from previous trading days have
priority over orders entered during the pre-opening for the purpose of opening.
Limit orders entered during the pre-opening period are subject to the same procedures that govern their entry during the trading day.
(f) Frozen Trades The Exchange can define parameters that can cause any trade that violates them to be “frozen” so that it ca be examined before they decide to allow it or prevent it. This is bases on such things as a drastic change in the trade price or an extremely high volume. The monitoring that takes place during thetrading day is also in effect during the open. Any trade that violates freeze parameter at the open will result in a freeze. All the trading done for the open of
the current company is placed on hold until the Exchange decides how to proceed. Only the specific company is frozen.

(a) Trading in each company can be halted on demand by the Exchange.
(b) A halt can be instituted for a company at any time during the trading day. Once halted, no further trading in the company will take place unless the halt is removed.
© All orders may be cancelled globally by the Exchange at discretion of the Exchange.
(d) Cancellation messages shall be forwarded to the traders.
(e) The Exchange may, in the interest of the market, put a halt on trading by any member under the KATS.
(f) Order entry or reinstatement may take place during the halt period.

(a) A member shall be responsible for all orders entered from his trading workstation(s).
(b) The Board may issue any guidelines and clarifications from time to time for removal of any difficulties in the execution or operation of these regulations.
© The terms and phrases used herein without a specific definition shall have the meaning in accordance with current trade practice.
(d) Any determination made by KATS through an interactive process shall be conclusive.
(e) Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the trade executed under these regulations shall, within two trading days of arising of such dispute, in the first place be referred to a committee constituted by the Board. Any part dissatisfied with the decision of the aforesaid committee may, within ten days of such decision, appeal to the Board.
(f) Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations the Exchange may in its sole discretion cancel any order (before or after settlement) with the prior approval of the Board.

The Exchange, upon violation or non-compliance of any provision of these Regulations by a Member of the Exchange, shall impose penalties at its sole discretion, which may be financial i.e. maximum penalty of Rs. 500,000 and/or which may include suspension of trading upto a period of 3 months and on second or third violation suspension of trading may be extended to 1-2 years”.

P.S. Thanks Kamran Bhai for your consideration. )
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