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Machine- Readable News Feeds Look Beyond HFTs

Traders Magazine, July 2011

James Armstrong

Machine-readable newsfeeds are services that take data from newswires and feed it directly to computers. The computers can then act on that information automatically, placing trades at lightning-quick speeds. Now, however, machine-readable newsfeeds offered by such companies as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Dow Jones, are drawing in a new breed of customers, like long-term investors, as well as firms trading futures and options.

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