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Exchanges in a Race to Zero Latency

Traders Magazine Online News, September 25, 2009

Peter Chapman

Market centers this year have been driven to reduce the latency of their systems. Behind the trend is the desire to appeal to such latency-sensitive traders as direct market access and algorithmic players. These folks which include high-frequency traders, bulge bracket prop desks and the electronic trading departments of large broker-dealers want their orders processed as quickly as possible.

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