From a trader using their skills and multiple channels to execute client orders to a silent world of APIs and smart order routers, the execution process has changed almost beyond recognition over the past 20 years – but, as Colin Lambert finds out, not everyone sees algos as the next big thing in FX markets. […]
Mauricio Sada-Paz, global head of e-FICC product and distribution at Barclays, discusses new algorithmic products available within the bank’s e-FX platform. Profit & Loss: Barclays’ recently added a new algo, BARX Peg, to its e-FX platform. Can you explain the genesis of this product launch? Mauricio Sada-Paz: The Barclays’ Gator execution channel was a pioneering […]
A story by Bloomberg News has prompted some head-scratching amongst FX dealers after the service reported a flash crash in EUR/USD on Christmas Day, December 25.
The report says that at around 7.30am New York time on the 25th, EUR/USD plunged from 1.1860 to 1.1550 before rebounding to 1.1650 and then recovering all the way back to 1.1850 just a couple of hours later.
The Bloomberg report states, “The sudden plunge could’ve been sparked by computer-driven trading,” however dealers spoken to by Profit & Loss say their records and systems are showing nothing.
Welcome to 2017 – I hope it is successful for all.
We enter the new year with another buzz phrase doing the rounds – so-called “fake news” – something that apparently allows Joe Public to make things up and get a reaction (always a lure to some in society) and for politicians to use as a feint to avoid answering difficult questions.
Putting aside the oxymoron that is “fake news” (clue: it’s not “news”, it’s fiction or blatant lies) the foreign exchange market has not escaped its clutches.