WATS® Credit

Consistently ranked among the top liquidity providers, we deliver the resources and guidance to help you make informed trading decisions. When you work with us, you benefit from top credit execution strategies and deep liquidity access across a variety of electronic trading platforms.

Our trading desk is among the most active on the street and is structured into sector-specific teams, providing exceptional insight into evolving market conditions and efficient execution for your investment needs.

Trading access

  • High grade corporate bonds
  • High yield corporate bonds
  • Preferred stock
  • Money markets (CDs and commercial paper)

As a major liquidity provider in the credit markets, WATS Credit has a leading presence on a variety of ECNs, which allows you to choose when and how you’d like to trade with us. We offer connectivity to leading institutional- and retail-focused third-party trading platforms, including:

Where to find us: Institutional connectivity


With an increasing presence on Bloomberg, our product offerings can be accessed via:

  • ALLQ – two-way markets in more than 2,000 bonds (#1 liquidity provider for U.S. dollar corporate bonds in 1H 2015 by volume)
  • BOLT – bids and offers in an RFQ format (#2 liquidity provider by volume since joining the platform in 1Q2014)
  • BOOM – two way CD and Commercial Paper executions with more than 800 clients and approximately $1.0T in volume annually

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Wells Fargo Securities has a dominant market position on MarketAxess, the largest ECN for institutional credit trading, through its RFQ model.

  • Ranked as the #1 dealer by trade count since September 2011
  • Consistently ranked as the #1 liquidity provider with 40 of the top 50 accounts on MarketAxess (which includes virtually all of the largest global money managers) in High Grade trading on the platform


As a growing dealer on Tradeweb, customers benefit from our transparent pricing for:

  • Two-way CD and commercial paper executions with more than 300 clients and estimated year-over-year volume increase of 20 percent
  • Top liquidity provider on Tradeweb's new High Grade Credit platform

Where to find us: Retail connectivity

A top dealer in U.S. corporate bonds, our liquidity can be found on:

  • Tradeweb Direct (high grade and high yield) – #1 number one in trade count and volume
  • KCG BondPoint (high grade and high yield) – top three in trade count and volume
  • MuniCenter (high grade and high yield)
  • NYSE (high grade and high yield)