The internet is not the friend of a low-latency trader. The internet is shared by everyone. Sometimes it is slow; sometimes it doesn’t work at all. For a trader on the financial markets, it is not just every second that counts but every milli-, micro-, and nanosecond. Optimizing a trader’s system so that it is low-latency and eradicates all possible delays is the key to success. So, avoid running your trade over the Internet if you want to reduce latency. Instead use a more exclusive type of WAN connection – a Private circuit. This paper sets out some of the key rules in low-latency optimization.
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