Incorporating technological advances

Now we approach the final section on best practices and the approaches to keeping up with competitive market participants and changing market conditions. As we've discussed, algorithmic/quantitative trading is largely a technology business and advances made in technology over the years have a large impact on the algorithmic trading business. Advances in technology is what allowed modern electronic trading in the first place, starting from outcry pits to mostly-automated and technology-assisted trading. Advances leading to faster trading servers, specialized network switches capable of higher throughput and lower switching latencies, advances made in network card technology and kernel bypass mechanisms, ...

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