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7
Oct
14

Themis Trading: Improving VWAP Performance

This morning’s note is intended to give a cursory refresher course on how VWAP works, talk about how typically our industry has gone about trying to improve VWAP performance, and finally to tell you how we think the industry should go about trying to improve VWAP performance. History Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) institutional trading …

16
Jul
14

Journal of Trading: Predicting Intraday Trading Volume and Volume Percentages

This article discusses recent techniques and results in the area of forecasting intraday trading volume and intraday trading volume percentages.  Why predict volume?  A major reason is to improve the performance of trading algorithms, many of which depend upon the volume that will trade while the order is active.  Traditionally, algorithms used historical averages when …

1
Jul
14

e-FOREX: Which, When and Why – Taking a More Informed Approach to Algorithmic FX Trading

What is it about FX algorithms? You wait millennia for somebody to automate the global foreign-exchange market, and then all of a sudden you get dozens of smart, intelligent, intuitive, even educative FX-algo solutions all coming along at once. Yes, it took a near-terminal global financial meltdown coupled with a large-scale exodus of talent from …

20
May
14

Thomson Reuters: Expands Buy-Side Equity Trading Capabilities in Thomson Reuters Eikon

Buy-side customers to gain aggregate view of broker liquidity and improved trade execution capabilities through integration of Autex Indications of Interest data and FlexTrade Execution Management System in Thomson Reuters flagship financial markets desktop NEW YORK, LONDON, May 20, 2014 – Thomson Reuters today announced that it has enhanced equities and futures trading capabilities in …

16
May
14

Markets Media: Institutions Face Options-Integration Challenge

The appetite for options trading among institutions is increasing as they seek to generate income, capture alpha from volatility, and hedge their equity portfolios. However, care must be exercised in integrating options trading into the portfolio mix…

11
Apr
14

Markets Media: Multi-Asset Trading Systems A Must-Have

Buy-side traders are melding multiple asset classes together onto a single trading platform as asset classes become increasingly connected. Futures and FX trading capabilities are especially in-demand by trading teams…

1
Apr
14

e-FOREX: Execution Algorithms – Where Innovation is Driving Demand in FX

  Everything is back to normal in the FX market – but it’s a new normal. All around us, corporates are back to funding their cross-border operations; trading desks are back to taking orders and transacting; retail investors are back to piling in behind every new trend. We’ve had ten-plus years of upheaval – not …

21
Mar
14

Dhaka Stock Exchange: Announces Selection of Automation Project Partners

Dhaka Stock Exchange is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreements with NASDAQ OMX and FlexTrade Systems to renew its existing trading system with a next generation world leading trading platform. Dhaka Stock Exchange has a proud history of service to the participants of the Capital Market in Bangladesh and has played a …

18
Mar
14

Thomson Reuters: Launches Innovative Block Trading Solution

Thomson Reuters Launches Innovative Block Trading Solution to Meet Demand for Natural Block Liquidity in Fragmented U.S. Equities Markets. Thomson Reuters Block Connect to meet buy-side demand for anonymous electronic access to natural block liquidity and sell-side demand for speed and efficiency. Venue proliferation spurred by U.S. regulations, such as Reg NMS, has significantly increased …

24
Feb
14

Markets Media: Best Multi-Asset EMS: FlexTrade Systems

During 2013, FlexTrade Systems redoubled its efforts to adapt its multi-asset EMS, FlexTRADER, to the new realities of cash and derivatives trading. FlexTrade and its customers are experiencing the impact of rapid transformation in the fixed-income markets brought on by new regulations and shifting market dynamics…

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