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Ketchum Trading’s Blair Hull on blackjack and the S&P 500

Ketchum Trading’s Blair Hull: Getting the edge – blackjack and the S&P 500 Blair Hull founded Hull Trading Company in 1985 and served as the firm’s Chairman and chief executive officer before selling it to Goldman Sachs in 1999 for $531 million. The company, which leveraged technological innovations and quantitative models, was one of the […]

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New Event Partner: Algorithmic Traders Association

New Event Partner: Algorithmic Traders Association

Total Trading welcomes Algorithmic Traders Association to its expanding Ecosystem of partners. March 27, 2015 – We are pleased to welcome the Algorithmic Traders Association to our expanding Ecosystem of partners. The Algorithmic Traders Association teaches traders how to stay ahead of the markets in an intense and hands-on educational program.   The Algorithmic Trader Association […]

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General Interest

Keep up on data management & infrastructure with Telx

Keep up on data management & infrastructure with Telx

  Telx is a new kind of data center solution provider fueling infrastructure, interconnection and business progress. With industry-leading 100% uptime and 100% on-time service delivery SLAs, Telx helps companies build more agile businesses faster with reduced infrastructure complexity and broader reach to new markets. Telx manages 1.3 million square feet of data center space […]

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SQL Breaks Through For Tick Data in New STAC-M3 Tests

SQL Breaks Through For Tick Data in New STAC-M3 Tests

  McObject® recently put its eXtremeDB® Financial Edition database management system (DBMS) through two rounds of testing using the Securities Technology Analysis Center’s  STAC-M3 benchmark suite, the gold standard for assessing tick data management performance.  The audited test results include new performance records, with speed increased by as much as 400% for certain queries, and […]

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Big Data

Microwave lines-a review of the latest developments

Microwave lines-a review of the latest developments

Microwave lines- a review of the latest developments At this years Trading Show Chicago, Stéphane Tyc, Co-Founder of Quincy Data will be presenting on “Microwave lines-a review of the latest developments”. In this presentation, Stéphane will be reviewing the advancements in the past year as well as highlighting what to expect with microwave lines going […]

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List of the Top 5 Disruptors in Finance

List of the Top 5 Disruptors in Finance

     The financial services space is ripe for disruption. With the rapid advancement of new technology and the proliferation of innovative new start-ups in Silicon Valley and around the world, there are a number of promising young companies poised to change the financial landscape forever. Here, we highlight the pick of the litter.The companies […]

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High-Frequency Trading

Cost of advancements in high speed trading technology

Cost of advancements in high speed trading technology

Written by on January 28, 2015 in HFT, The Trading Show West Coast, Trading, Trading News with 0 Comments

Over the last decade, technology has advanced leaps and bounds. In the finance industry, these new technologies help companies trade faster then ever. When being faster and more accurate determine the success or failure of your company, obtaining these new technologies is essential. The problem with keeping up with the new technology is the fact […]

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Tommi Vuorenmaa—The Anatomy of a High-Frequency Trader: Human and Machine Proportions

Tommi Vuorenmaa—The Anatomy of a High-Frequency Trader: Human and Machine Proportions

The venerable clash between man and machine is often glorified in books, cinema and other forms of popular culture. The Terminator franchise immediately comes to mind for most people—the self-aware artificial intelligence system Skynet, Arnold Schwarzenegger the herculean cyborg, and the overmatched human resistance fighting for survival in dystopian Los Angeles. While modern-day computers aren’t […]

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New Trading Strategies

Back-to-the-Future Portfolio Construction

Back-to-the-Future Portfolio Construction

New Techniques in multi-period optimization Kartik Sivaramakrishnan is a Senior Researcher at Axioma. In his role as a senior researcher, Kartik develops second-order mixed-integer portfolio models and interior point algorithms and associated software for solving these models in a high performance computing environment. He also researches the applications of these models in improving the investment process […]

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Hosted trader voice & telephony services: “Leveraging the cloud”

Hosted trader voice & telephony services: “Leveraging the cloud”

Written by on March 17, 2015 in Cloud Trading, Featured on app, New Trading Strategies with 0 Comments

The IT landscape in consumer and business markets has changed with advances in connectivity and networking technologies enabling cloud services. Financial services firms are embracing solutions that are delivered over the cloud, as they strive to reduce IT costs, increase functionality, scalability, flexible working and improve business continuity. A cloud hosted trader voice and telephony […]

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Bitcoin

Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Should You Trade Bitcoin On The Forex?

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Bitcoin, Trading News with 0 Comments

Study the historical value of gold, and you might just decide that Bitcoin is worth a long-term investment. Have you been put off by Bitcoin’s extreme volatility this year? The cryptocurrency, valued at over $1000 per bitcoin at the start of this year, is now worth less than half of that amount, just 10 months […]

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The Bitcoin Stock Exchange Is Becoming a Reality

The Bitcoin Stock Exchange Is Becoming a Reality

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Bitcoin, Featured on app with 5 Comments

A Bitcoin pioneer looks to change the trading world with a revolutionary stock exchange. (Learn more about the challenges Bitcoin is facing with our handy infographic.) On Monday, CEO of Overstock.com Patrick Byrne announced plans to reinvent the stock market using Bitcoin technology. His dream is to create a democratised trading environment, where anyone can issue financial […]

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Cyber Security

Exchange Insight with Yusuf A. Azizullah – Cyber threats for exchanges

Exchange Insight with Yusuf A. Azizullah – Cyber threats for exchanges

Written by on February 10, 2015 in Cyber Security, Exchanges, Featured on app with 0 Comments

    We have interviewed Yusuf A Azizullah, CEO, Global Board Advisors Corp (GBAC) as part of our series of Exchange Insights in the run up to the 10th annual World Exchange Congress, where Yusuf will be leading a seminar on cyber threats for exchanges. Download the interview here. During our research many exchanges have […]

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Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Lloyds and US Governor team up as Cyber Insurers

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Cyber Security, Trading News with 0 Comments

Lloyds and Tom Ridge combine to offer a new cyber security insurance policy. Financial companies are not serious enough about their cyber security, and the service offered by cyber insurers are not comprehensive enough. That was the message given by American Governor Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Chief to the President of the United States, […]

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Clearing + Settlement

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

How CCPs Can Better Protect Themselves And Their Clients

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Clearing with 0 Comments

Central Counterparties are critical of recommendations made by the financial services firm JP Morgan This month, financial services firm JP Morgan released a white paper, recommending that all CCPs and clearing members commit to an ‘additional recapitalisation fund.’ This will be held in escrow by an intermediary party (i.e. a central bank or a government […]

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Exchanges

Exchange Insight with Edoh Kossi Amenounve – Structuring financial markets in Africa

Exchange Insight with Edoh Kossi Amenounve – Structuring financial markets in Africa

Written by on March 16, 2015 in Exchanges, Featured on app with 0 Comments

We have interviewed Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO, BRVM as part of our series of Exchange Insights in the run up to the 10th annual World Exchange Congress. He will be leading an interactive discussion on “Structuring financial markets in Africa” at the event later this month. In our 7th Exchange Insight Edoh Kossi Amenounve has given us a […]

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Exchange Insight with Petr Koblic – Regional cooperation amongst exchanges to develop their markets

Exchange Insight with Petr Koblic – Regional cooperation amongst exchanges to develop their markets

Written by on February 10, 2015 in Exchanges, Featured on app with 0 Comments

In this 5th instalment of our interviews with Exchange CEOs we are exploring ways of cooperating to create more liquidity, technological challenges faced with as well as compatibility We have interviewed Petr Koblic, Joint CEO, CEESEG AG, CEO Prague Stock Exchange as part of our series of Exchange Insights in the run up to the […]

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Quant

Quant User Day at Trading Show Chicago

Quant User Day at Trading Show Chicago

Written by on April 27, 2015 in Quant, The Trading Show Chicago with 0 Comments

  We are happy to announce the participation of Quantopian for Quant User Day at Trading Show Chicago this June. Quantopian, a crowd-sourced quantitative hedge fund that offers a free algorithmic trading platform, will be sharing industry knowledge through presentations and roundtable discussions. Quant User day will feature participants from Quantopian such as Karen Rubin, […]

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Download eBook: Top 10 Quant Funds- Which quant shops are leading the pack?

Download eBook: Top 10 Quant Funds- Which quant shops are leading the pack?

Quantitative trading, along with computerized trading, is becoming extremely popular. More and more trading firms are now using complex algorithms to profit from market movements and inefficiencies. Conference producer of The Trading Show portfolio, Jesse Collin, complied a list of the top 10 quant funds. Download the eBook Some of the companies that made the […]

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Other Recent Posts

Power8 Systems Highlighted at IBM’s Annual Edge Conference

This month,  IBM held its annual Edge Conference, where it focused on Power8, its newest Power system.  IBM is calling Power8 “the most agile 4-socket system in the marketplace, optimized for performance, reliability and expansion.”  ( http://www03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/e850/index.html) Discussion of this new server technology was the key topic at the Edge event, where Power8 users presented their positive experiences with the new system to conference attendees. According to the […]

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NAG: HPC and Numerical Computing

Which hardware or software technology will provide your next step in performance or cost efficiency? How will you ensure your applications and skills are ready for future technology? Where should you focus your investment for sustainable HPC? The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is dedicated to applying its expertise in numerical engineering, to delivering high-quality computational […]

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Trend following meets risk parity: a presentation by David Jessop of UBS

David Jessop is the Global Head of Equities, Quantitative Research at UBS. His areas of research include portfolio analysis and construction, style analysis and risk modelling. He also helps clients understand, use and implement the quantitative tools available from UBS. We were glad to have David give the closing keynote on “Trend following meets risk […]

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