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An Introduction to Trading In the Financial Markets: Technology: Systems, Data, and Networks by R. Tee Williams

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Span

Networks can be grouped by their scope, or span, of coverage (see Figure 3.2). Two primary categories include internal networks that we have termed “enterprise infrastructure” and “interentity networks” linking firms.

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Figure 3.2 The span of networks includes networks that are dedicated to a single entity and its offices and networks that provide local, national, and global linkages among different financial entities.

In Parts 1 and 2 of this book, the chapters entitled “Functions” describe the use of systems and data by the major functions introduced in Part 4 of Book 1, An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics ...

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