2010 Year in Review: As Other Factors Commoditize, Analytics’ Value Increases

Whereas traders used to make do with a real-time market data display, a couple of interactive charts and a brokerage report, sophisticated analytics—encompassing terminal displays, embedded analytics in trading systems or websites, and as standalone engines for supporting trading strategies—are becoming a key differentiating factor in the hunt for alpha.

Early in 2010, agency broker and technology provider UNX rolled out an online data bazaar dubbed UNX Marketplace, within its Catalyst execution