Access to timely information has always been key but in today’s financial markets, the speed at which that information is received and the response to it delivered makes all the difference. Today transactions are done electronically and the first in line gets what he/she wants. So how does a trader get first in line. The trick is to optimize the path of electrics and fibre optics so that there are no hurdles. Each of the six layers between a trader and the Exchange need to be optimized and there are some simple but highly effective things to do that can make all the difference. This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.
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