Gaming the Markets


Inspiration can strike at any moment. Last week I attended a panel discussion at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFMA's) annual fixed-income technology conference in Manhattan and heard the idea of using market data as consumer entertainment.

In a discussion on electronic execution for alternative asset classes, one of the panelists said he knew of at least one firm where part of a trader's job interview consisted of playing video games to test hand-eye coordination

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