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MarketFactory is now live in Singapore’s Equinix SG1

Singapore now joins the ranks of New York, London, and Tokyo as a major global foreign exchange trading hub. Following the initial SG1 launch, Equinix continued to expand and invest in Singapore committing an additional $144 million in December for an additional local data center. Liquidity providers now have a robust base to serve local […]
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MarketFactory quoted in FX Week “FX industry shows little appetite for single API”

Market players sceptical over need for standard programming code to connect clients with services
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MarketFactory FX platform joins QuantHouse qh API Ecosystem Store

In response to increasing demand for access to foreign exchange venues and global exchanges, MarketFactory’s API based solutions are now available on the QuantHouse qh API Ecosystem Store.
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Confusion Reigns

The FX market, like many other long-standing markets, has been heavily changed from M&A activity. How does this impact connectivity? Confusion! Organizations that have been merged are rife with many versions of API specification documents. Systems are rarely retired, and it is extremely difficult to get the correct documents. Because of the M&A activity, the […]
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Being a disruptor doesn’t always work

The FIX protocol has existed since 1992 and being a protocol has a system of rules that govern the exchange of messages. But what happens when only part of the protocol is implemented?
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A proliferation of API’s

While it's perfectly expectable for each venue to have their own API, the challenges of connectivity become more difficult when each venue itself has multiple API's, with no clear delineation.
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360T GTX Maker

360T GTX Maker, formerly run by Gain Capital, has a FIX API that allows liquidity providers to price sweepable or full amount streams in NY4, LD4, and TY3. Their FIX API for market makers includes a non-standard feature where inbound orders contain a clOrdID (client order ID) value that’s the same identifier as the quoteID generated by […]
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The Importance of Adjusting LMAX Market Data by Region

LMAX Exchange offers FIX APIs for FX market making and taking in New York, London, and Tokyo. However, the data and the way it should be consumed differs depending on the region it’s taken from. Let’s take an example where a client is interested in seeing a 1,000,000 price in all three regions. In London […]
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We won, thanks to you!

Thanks to you MarketFactory has won Profit & Loss Magazine’s ‘Best in Connectivity’ award for a fifth straight year. Not only that, but we’ve added ‘Best in Market Data’ to the accolades as well!
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20 exchanges added via Fidessa

MarketFactory clients can now connect to Fidessa to access almost every single futures and derivative exchange globally. 
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