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Buy Side Flocks to FX

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 08 Q1 2008

Auto and algo trading techniques are being deployed by a wide range of buy-side firms in the increasingly crowded, but not always transparent, waters of the FX market. Chris Hall reports.

Buy Side Flocks to FXThe shotgun wedding between quick-on-the-draw automated traders and the venerable but slow-moving institutions of the FX establishment was a short-lived and tempestuous affair. Plenty of 'Wham! Bam!', but 'Thank you, Ma'am' was an uncommon courtesy as the new century introduced new trading technologies to the FX markets. The term latency arbitrage was coined to describe the highly-p

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