Latency Concerns Grow Over FX Algos

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As algorithmic trading becomes more widely-used in the foreign exchange markets, data latency is emerging as a concern for trading participants—though for different reasons than their equivalents in the stock market, according to participants on a panel at the US conference of sibling publication FX Week.

While the proliferation of algorithmic trading in the equity markets has led to an "arms race" among trading firms and hedge funds for faster data so that they can gain a time advantage over

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