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Friday, April 19, 2019

FX Ranges Intact into Holiday Thin Trade

Today’s report: FX Ranges Intact into Holiday Thin Trade

The US Dollar is trying to reestablish itself into the end of the week, with the Buck getting a nice boost from Thursday’s stronger than expected US retail sales reading. Of course, Thursday’s discouraging European manufacturing prints haven’t hurt the Dollar either. Trading conditions will be thin on Friday due to the holiday weekend.   read report

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Wake-up call


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Regression

We have a problem. A good ol’ fashioned ringbuffer getting full and dropping messages problem. Brilliant, this is definitely what one wants to happen in their Itch market data feed in a production environment.

You know, the delta stream where we broadcast every price change and trade to clients? The one where they expect low latency and to receive every event. Yep, definitely a problem.

So why can a ring buffer get full? Well, it means writes are occurring more frequently than reads – whatever is consuming messages is unable to keep pace with what is publishing them. The consumer […]


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