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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 […]
Erkin as Charles Baudelaire
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Pizza & Disclosed Venues

Erkin “Baudelaire” Rustamov Here’s our final FX Poem to kindly ask for your vote for the P&L Readers’ Choice Awards…          Pizza & Disclosed Venues          by erustamov@marketfactory.com Everything got put to test, challenging our ability Some passed with flying colors, some lacked connectivityYou picked up new skills in your […]
Eugene dressed as the famous poet John Milton
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The Ides of Covid

Eugene “Milton” Markman          The Ides of Covid          by emarkman@marketfactory.com As covid lead to volatility,It put a short on our mobility. We social distanced and joined zoom meetings,For work calls, happy hours, and family greetings. Yet FX remained resilient,And volumes hit levels that were brilliant. As markets move to Bull from Bear,It is now […]
Christian as the famous poet alexander pope
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An Ode to our New Mode

Christian “Alexander Pope” Reiss For the last five years, you elected us “Best in Connectivity.” To say thank you, I want to offer you a poem which will hopefully induce a chuckle.          An Ode to a New Mode          by creiss@marketfactory.com Pajamas, bathrobes, online meetings, Kids at home, please […]
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An explanation on this year’s flash events

Twice this year (and its only February 25) the FX press shouted, “flash crash!”. Both events merit explanation as they were vastly different. We offer ours. Yen Flash Event – Did the Tail Wag the Dog? What caused the yen flash event? Could it really have been retail-led following a negative revenue announcement by Apple? […]
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FXWeek: MarketFactory Secures Funding From Silicon Valley Investment Firm

Accel-KKR’s strategic investment will facilitate MarketFactory’s expansion into new markets and services MarketFactory has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Silicon Valley investment firm Accel-KKR, which will enable the foreign exchange technology platform to expand its range of services and into new markets globally. Accel-KKR focuses its investments on software and IT-driven middle-market companies […]
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Darren Jer on The Top Entrepreneurs Podcast with Nathan Latka

MarketFactory co-founder and CEO, Darren Jer, was interviewed by Nathan Latka for his business podcast, The Top Entrepreneurs. Listen to this 20-minute podcast for: The story on how MarketFactory was started in the middle of the 2008 financial crisis How we enable FX trading Customer breakdown – 45% banks, 45% funds, 10% brokers Growth rates […]
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10 FX Predictions for 2019

Each year James Sinclair, executive chairman and FX veteran, shares his top 10 predictions for foreign exchange. Read this years predictions below:  Fragmentation will continue – and do so in four dimensions. Individual venues are fragmenting and offering additional models of trading, such as full amount. They are also experimenting with clearing, enabled by new […]
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2018 FX Predictions Report Card

In December 2017, I published 10 Foreign Exchange Predictions for 2018. Now that 2018 has come to a close, it is time for me to grade myself! Overall, I’m giving myself an A-, only receiving two bad grades! Bitcoin: the truth will be told. Grade = A Bitcoin is now trading at $3,800, about 75% […]
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MarketFactory London Quiz Night

We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for our quiz night in London. We had a great time and and the competition was fierce. SEB and RBC tied for the lead after 10 rounds and had to be separated by a tie-breaker question. Well done to RBC who prevailed after getting closest to the […]
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