P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert and editor Galen Stops are joined by guest podcasters John Crouch and Brandon Primack to discuss the hot topics from the first day at Forex Network Chicago for this In the FICC of It special. The podcast looks at how platforms seek to build a better liquidity landscape through the […]
As electronic trading went mainstream, it created an explosion of growth in the market. But has this growth run out of steam? Galen Stops takes a look. The Big Bang Theory – in addition to being a popular American sitcom – is a well-known scientific thesis that posits the universe started with a small singularity […]
Are we undergoing a sea change in the FX trading landscape? I suspect we are but the direction in which change is heading will be familiar to those of a certain generation. Over the past few months I have had many conversations with FX traders about market conditions and while there is a fair bit […]
Have we finally hit the wall in terms of our willingness, as a broad financial markets industry, to accept the continued race to cut a few microseconds off the speed of trading? I suspect we may have, for as P&L editor Galen Stops’ articles on speed bumps in the listed derivative world have highlighted, this […]
As a futures exchange proposes a new speed bump mechanism, a number of market participants are coming out in opposition to it. Some of the arguments they’re making will sound familiar to those in the FX markets, says Galen Stops. On February 1 the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) put the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons by […]
FPGA-based application provider Exablaze has announced a partnership with Algo-Logic Systems, a Gateware Defined Networking (GDN) provider. Both firms service financial institution clients in trading and HFT, which include investment banks and exchanges trading multiple asset classes. The two firms say they share expertise in delivering advanced, ultra-low latency, deterministic solutions to financial markets and that […]
After a good January, March is shaping up to be, much like February, a pretty ropey month for many in the foreign exchange industry, and this is manifesting itself in the form an increasingly louder debate about the lack of volatility. I saw this week one publication suggesting that FX markets need “a proper crisis” to get things moving, but I am not even convinced that will do it. The sad reality for those seeking livelier markets is that this is probably your new ‘normal’.
The Bank for International Settlements’ Markets Committee has released a report by a recently-formed study group, which looks at the evolution of what it terms fast-paced electronic markets, focusing mainly on spot FX, and the challenges this evolution has for central banks.
The report says the market structure changes have implications for central banks’ approaches to market monitoring, including the range of participants with which they engage, the types of data they collect, and the tools and technologies they utilise.
The increasing use of AI technology is likely to create incumbent firms that dominate markets, said panellists at the Profit & Loss Forex Network New York conference. However, they also said it might not be the biggest firms in the markets today that become these incumbents.
“I think [AI] is changing the landscape quite a bit,” said Andrej Rusakov, a partner at Data Capital Management, a hedge fund that uses AI tools to develop trading strategies. “People who are missing the wave are going to be left behind, I don’t think there’s any question about it. I think that human day traders will be wiped out, if they’re not already.”
Transaction Network Services (TNS) is expanding its managed hosting, co-location and connectivity service to New York and Chicago.
TNS’s new solution, already launched in Europe and Asia, is aimed at low latency trading firms looking to access key equity, derivatives and FX markets.
The service is designed to allow these firms to enjoy the benefits of proximity co-location, such as ultra low latency exchange access and client cross connects, without the high cost and complexity of researching, procuring, installing and managing trading infrastructure themselves.