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Speed of Trading Leaves Some Traders Behind

Traders Magazine, March 2008

Peter Chapman

The speed of trading is getting so fast that trading in microseconds is expected to soon become a reality. The trend promises to benefit some traders at the expense of others. With algorithmic traders demanding faster turnaround times, exchanges and ECNs are beefing up their trade processing capacity. Turnarounds under 10 milliseconds are fast becoming the norm, and exchange officials predict the numbers will go even lower.

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