Cui bono?

ON BALANCE

Low-latency providers, take heart. According to one report, firms are willing to open the purse strings in at least one area: for low-latency datafeeds and related technology.

That certainly makes sense, given the hype surrounding algorithmic and other computer-based trading. As everyone knows by now, speed is key to successfully competing in this dynamic marketplace, and that includes delivering market data as fast as physically possible.

But who will benefit from those dollars? Will the ris

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