FlexAdvantage Blog

26
Sep

Augmented Reality Becomes a Reality for Trading

As consumer technologies rapidly evolve, some are speculating that augmented reality could be the next big thing to transform the trader’s work space.

15
Sep

TradeTechFX 2017 Recap

FlexTrade demonstrated for the first time the recently announced integration with Dataminr into the FlexTRADER EMS.

30
Aug

The Buy Side Delves into Mobile Data

As hedge funds and quantitative asset managers hunt for unique sources of alpha, Wall Street’s attention is turning to analysis of location data generated by mobile phones. Location data from mobile phones is now at the forefront of the push to combine data science techniques with machine learning techniques to produce actionable information on company fundamentals. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

9
Aug

MiFID II Transparency Puts Stress on Data Architecture

With only four months to go until the MiFID II’s Jan. 3, 2018 implementation date, buy-side firms are facing huge changes in disclosure and transparency requirements, which could upend their data management architectures. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

26
Jul

Fixed Income Trading Protocols: Going with the Flow

As the SEC turns to examine market structure issues in the bond markets, it comes at a time when there has been a flurry of new electronic trading venues entering with a range of protocols. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

6
Jul

Riding the Wave: Speed, Algos and Consolidation

By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director A wave of consolidation has hit high-speed trading firms and brokers in the past few months, and many are blaming low volatility and weak trading volumes in the face of rising compliance and market data costs. Starting with electronic market-maker Virtu’s acquisition of rival KCG in April, Two Sigma Securities buying …

14
Jun

Ethical FX via the Global Code

With the release of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange market last month, the FX industry is counting on a single set of guidelines to prevent bad behavior in currency trading.

30
May

Discretionary Managers Seek Alpha in Alternative Data

While early movers in the big data analytics industry have mainly been quant hedge funds and systematic fund managers, is the next wave going to come from discretionary fund managers? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

16
May

Options Market Structure: Fragmented Reality

Some experts are debating whether the complexity of the listed U.S. options market structure is hurting liquidity providers and driving some market makers out of the business. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

2
May

TradeTech Europe Recap

MiFID II, the Commensus voice recording integration and augmented reality at TradeTech Europe 2017.

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