Traffic Jam

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Why quote traffic will continue to grow. By Jeff Wells, chairman of the Financial Information Forum’s Market Data Capacity Committee, and senior vice president, product development, Reuters

In 1999, we saw about 2,000 messages per second (mps) in the US for the first time. We thought that was tough. And we mostly wrote it off to the stock market bubble. But today, after a nasty bear market, we see 10,000 mps as an everyday occurrence. Moreover, currently there is around 50 percent growth in t

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