‘Latency’ Algorithmic Trading Articles & Financial Insight
- A Question of Speed - The race to zero still attracts many entrants
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYRegulatory fear, fierce competition, rising costs - a host of arguments have been made for why the race to zero is a race not worth entering. Yet, technology vendors are still reporting demand for anything shaving off a microsecond here or there. Anna Reitman talks to the competitors staying in this race about keeping ahead of the curve.
- Slow down and smell the ash cloud
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYLast year’s ‘signature event’ was not the flash crash but the volcano eruption. This year, we’ve had apparently internet-led regime change in the Middle East that has destabilised the entire region, while a single ‘whistle-blower’ seems to have dumped most of the US government’s secret correspondence in the Wikileaks inbox. Oh, and the floods that devastated an Australian state have been followed by a cyclone. Is the world trying to tell us something? William Essex wonders whether ever-lower latency and ever-greater capacity are really what we need right now.
- Trading Hubs Reach for the Clouds
SUBSCRIBERS ONLYThe e-trading landscape is being radically transformed by two irresistible forces: proximity trading and cloud computing. Together they create rich opportunities for e-services providers. So what are the drivers and how can firms stay ahead of the curve?