eBook: Re-Thinking Speed In Financial Markets

The current perception of the role of speed in electronically traded financial markets is limited and needs to be updated. This eBook explores how we can rethink what speed and information about speed means in modern market structure.

The recent decision over the IEX has once again re-ignited debate about speed and its role in today’s electronic traded financial markets. Unfortunately this debate often polarizes people into one of two views – speed is good for markets or speed is bad for markets. This is a little simplistic but does fairly describe the argument and actions of people in their respective camps. I believe we are at a point where we should be re-thinking the role of speed in financial markets. The current mental model is limited and needs to be updated. What follows is a four part blog series where we explore the new role of speed in modern market structure.