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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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Pizza & Disclosed Venues

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 home facilityEven boosted […]
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The Ides of Covid

         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 time to prepare. […]
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An Ode to our New Mode

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 stop screaming,Oops, my laptop […]
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