It was great to obtain back to the office following the Christmas break, you can forget chilly turkey! Aiming plans for the coming year is a great opportunity to seem at what the commentators are saying will be the particular trends of the New Year. The particular buzz in typically the High Frequency Trading room is centered on the approaching regulation and Western european Union MiFID 2 (Market in Financial Instruments Directive) throughout particular. I usually perceive regulation as a bad point, more work together with no gain, although we might not have the market partage in Europe without having MiFID; which out of cash the monopoly of country stock exchanges. 45% of typically the FTSE 100 stocks are actually traded off the London Share Exchange. The Tabb Group, a consultancy, reckons HFT accounts for 56% of all equities trades within the US in addition to 38% in Europe. The trend can easily only go one particular way with extra market players having into the HFT style of trading.

Two technology styles to watch this one fourth

Growth inside the market is fantastic news for us within the technology room but we are usually also seeing innovations in the Very low Latency Networking space that will have an effect on the infrastructure patterns we are offering. The first will be Precision Time Standard protocol (IEEE 1588, PTP) in silicon in network cards and even the second is purchase of Voltaire, susceptible to approvals.

Exactly what PTP means intended for the Low Latency market.

Accurate dimension of latency accommodement. Traders will know to micro-second just how long their position changes are taking plus will be in a position to see arbitrage opportunities. The losers will have to be able to get smarter which in turn is good for market efficiency.
Consultants who else have built a company on deploying believed trade times by simply inserting probes plus parallel processing works will have to amend their strategy because the system side will always be producing accurate effects, finally!
The providers of network kernel by-pass acceleration can be able to be able to quickly and basically demonstrate the advantages of their very own technology, making it simpler to be able to sell the idea. Who are tech upside to argue using figures that trustworthy that so the drop from 20ms to 9ms.
The other news at the end of last year was the purchase of Voltaire, the Infiniband structure vendor, by si manufacturer Mellanox, the particular only other major player within the Infiniband tech space. This particular consolidation of the market will focus the attention on typically the furious Infiniband passages 10 Gigbait Ethernet (10GbitE) debate. Viewing the vendors tossing stones at a single another will be fun but the High Performance Computing market is big enough to help both technologies plus I think the High Frequency Buying and selling market can do the particular same.