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APS - Average Pricing Systems

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Used during block trades in order to provide all the accounts the same trade P/L. This is used so the varying fill prices, since futures is exchange traded and the fill prices could vary based off the available contracts, all contracts will be added together then divided by total contract number - to generate the average price. Then the average trade price P/L is allocated to each account as an average price - instead of assigning variable prices.

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