Connectivity Solutions in Automated Trading

Paweł Popławski


The study analyzes the architecture and deployment of direct market access (DMA) solutions for automated trading of securities.  It provides an overview of automated trading systems including: trading floor architecture, trading environment connectivity, and DMA solutions.  Among a range of factors influencing operational capacities, round-trip latency has been recognized as the key quality differentiator of an automated trading floor.  The study identifies potential opportunity costs due to latency levels as a major driver of technological progress in trading in highly liquid market conditions.

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