FlexTrade Taps Dataminr for Macro News Feed

The vendor says MiFID II has driven its clients to explore alternative sources of data, such as social media, to meet best execution requirements.

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Dataminr’s Global News Alert Feed creates a global macro news alert feed within FlexTrade’s EMS based on criteria pre-selected by traders. Users can select alerts based on based on trending topics, industry sector and region, giving traders a full view on content that may impact their trades. Users can also create watchlists based on criteria such as company name and industry sectors, which—alongside other characteristics of the order and real-time events from a variety of other news sources—can

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