Market Data Sourcing Challenges for Alpha-Seekers

If you ask traders what their primary challenge is, they will most likely say "the search for alpha." But alpha is increasingly being determined by the speed at which a firm can obtain market data.

US equities markets trade on more than 55 different venues, and even with such fragmentation, who wins and who loses generally boils down to a microsecond. The competitiveness of the market and other factors have forced capital to go global-seeking liquidity opportunities becomes only the first cha

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