11 Charts That Show How Knight Capital's Business Has Just Been Destroyed

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Knight Capital’s market-making desk has suffered a significant blow following the company’s disclosure that it would lose $440 million and was facing liquidity concerns.Business Insider analysed Knight’s share of trading as reported through Bloomberg over the past week.

What we found: Knight’s share of executed trades has plummeted across the board.

The firm, which often ranks as one of the top brokerages executing — neck and neck with UBS, Merrill Lynch, and Citadel — ranks as the 15th largest market maker through early-afternoon trade.

In the subsequent charts, we show Knight’s trading share of several key stocks and ETFs.

Market share of trading in Apple has fallen to 1.44%

Market share of trading in SPY (the S&P 500 ETF) has fallen to 4.82%

Market share of trading in Google has fallen to 0.08%

Market share of trading in Amazon has fallen to 2.2%

Market share of trading in Green Mountain has fallen to 4.09%

Market share of trading in Goldman has fallen to 0.33%

Market share of trading in Bank of America has fallen to 2.37%

Market share of trading in J.P. Morgan has fallen to 1.26%

Market share of trading in Citi has fallen to 1.70%

Market share of trading in GE has fallen to 0.61%

Market share of trading in Ford has fallen to 0.77%

Many of the company's employees are already calling other firms to see if they're hiring...

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