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Electronic Trading Education

Electronic Trading Education – Understand FIX and Fast Trading

The Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol is an electronic communications protocol started back in 1992 for the purpose of providing international real-time exchange of information helping to achieve a significant increase of speed in electronic trading. This section of our website provides readers with a basic overview of an Electronic Trading Platform Education.

FIX engines perform differently. This is a product of how these components are written. When selecting a FIX engine it is important to understand your desired performance characteristics, and test the FIX engines to ensure you use a product that meets your requirements. Alternatively you can use benchmarks supplied by trusted third parties. Rapid Addition benchmarks its engines in the Intel Low Latency labs and publishes the results.

The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is a semiconductor device that can be programmed after manufacturing. Instead of being restricted to any predetermined hardware function, an FPGA allows you to program product features and functions, adapt to new standards, and reconfigure hardware for specific applications even after the product has been installed in the field—hence the name “field-programmable”.

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Financial Markets and FPGA

Over recent years, electronic financial trading has seen explosive growth in terms of volume and speed in order to meet market requirements. The Rapid Addition development team has responded to demanding financial markets and changing client requirements by utilising the known technology of FPGA to…

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