Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have exploded in popularity with both retail and institutional investors since they were first introduced back in 1993. There is a lot of education available on the advantages of using ETFs and how to best allocate assets with them. There is, however, very little education available on how to effectively trade [...]
Posts Tagged: Global Trading
“Futures are safe”, that’s not an expression you hear very often. Let’s face it, in a world where most people’s exposure to futures markets is limited to watching “Trading Places” and hearing nightly news reports about surging commodity prices, the perception is that futures markets are fraught with danger and are just one step above [...]
By Paul Daley, senior managing director, SunGard’s global trading business Broker-dealers are grappling with the conflicting needs of the buy-side in an algorithmic trading market that grows more complex by the minute. Buy-side firms have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to algorithmic trading. Gone are the days when buy-side clients would be satisfied by [...]
Russ Chrusciel, product manager – derivatives trading, SunGard Valdi In the past few months, it’s clear that the trend of mega-exchange formation is already underway. Combinations include the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, Singapore SGX’s bid for Australia’s ASX, BATS Global Markets’ merger with Chi-X Europe, and last but certainly most controversial – [...]
Daniel Lee, business director, DBS Vickers Securities, discusses technology and efficiency in the changing Asian agency brokerage business.
Over the past year or two, a lot of digital ink has been devoted to technology wars that are re-shaping our capital markets. The terms latency, low-latency, ultra-low latency; high-frequency trading; algorithmic trading; naked-access: they have all entered our lexicon. We have gone from measuring execution times in seconds, to milliseconds, to micro-seconds and nano-seconds, [...]
On March 27th the 2011 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Qantas Australian Grand Prix. Each of the teams will have spent untold millions of dollars refining their cars to be as fast and as aerodynamic as possible. The drivers will study the tracks and other drivers carefully, plotting and memorizing the optimal driving [...]
Valdi Market Access continues to make ground. The latest news comes from Italy, Spain and South Africa and concerns fixed income, equities and derivatives trading.
A big welcome to Winterflood Securities: the UK-based international securities firm has gone live on the SunGard Global Network (SGN) low-latency market data and order routing service.