High frequency trading (HFT) makes the choice of technology crucial. But in a crowded marketplace, how do you decide what is right for you? Dan Barnes, looks at the options.
latency means high speed; firms’ algorithmic
derivatives trading strategies rely upon split-second timing to
work, with orders communicated as reliably and with as little
resistance as possible.
Keeping up with the Joneses
research papers released by TABB analysts this summer, 'High
frequency swaps trading: market-making and
arbitrage’ by Kevin McPartland, and 'EU equity
options market structure; opening the door to high frequency
flow’ by Will Rhode, argue that new regulation in
the form of Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and the European markets
infrastructure regulation (EMIR) is likely to boost trading
volumes in both the US and Europe as a wider range of contracts
become accessible to trade on electronic markets, a necessity
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