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.
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