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ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure - Latency

What is low-latency trading and why does it matter in electronic trading?  Latency is the delay of a piece of data going from A to B.  In today’s financial markets, every second doesn’t count – it is every mili-, micro-, and nanosecond.  It is not simply about buying the fastest Computer Hardware, a trader needs to know how to optimize it for speed such as turning off all the bells and whistles that are not needed to get order and prices in-between a trader’s Execution Plaform and their Computer Hardware.  This high-level guide sets out the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.