Some markets are more latency sensitive than others and however much you optimize your trading systems, there are no guarantees. However, one thing is for sure, if you do not optimize for low-latency trading, then you are putting yourself at a significant disadvantage. By working with a good Information Technology team, it is possible to eliminate common bottlenecks that improve the potential returns from your trades. This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.
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