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Monday, September 25, 2017
by Research & Analytics

Caught in the Political Crosswinds

Next 24 hours: Draghi Has Bulls Reconsidering Bets

Today’s report: Caught in the Political Crosswinds

Plenty of political crosswinds at the moment, all behind the most recent moves. But looking beyond the politics, the market will also be focused on digesting last week's Fed meeting, in which the central bank produced a more hawkish leaning decision.   read report

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Wake-Up Call


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
by LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange committed to FX Global Code of Conduct

The launch of the first ever FX Global Code of conduct is now upon us and I sincerely hope the market adopts it wholeheartedly and strives to improve on it in the months and years ahead. Specifically we expect that Principle 17 will be enhanced. It currently states trading activity in the last look window as ‘likely inconsistent’ with good market practice – we hope it will made inconsistent with good market practice in short order.
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Video commentary by David Mercer, LMAX Exchange CEO

Guy Debelle should be congratulated for overseeing the birth of the code over the past 2 years and now the industry needs to follow the path of transparency highlighted throughout the Code to rebuild trust in our great FX market.


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Friday, September 15, 2017
by James Byatt

Monitoring without polling

We have recently added an extra (optional) call back to the disruptor library. This post will walk through one of our motivations for doing this: monitoring.
Before we start – what are we monitoring, and why?
At LMAX, the vast majority of our a…


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