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The L Word

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 06 July 2007

It is widely considered as critical to the performance of an algorithm, but what do we actually mean by latency? Dr Usman Malik, of algorithmic trading specialists P.E. Lynch LLP, explains the main sources of latency and suggests some practical steps for minimising its impact.

Dr Usman Malik

Dr Usman Malik

One of the most talked about topics in algorithmic trading is latency. Press releases from telecom firms, data providers and software vendors are typically focused on themes such as 'locate next to

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