InsideAdvantage Fall 2014

The Advantage Futures quarterly magazine provides informative articles on top industry news and developments, as well as Advantage Futures updates, seminar recaps, and upcoming events. View the latest issues by clicking the related links below, and receive your own copy by signing up for Advantage News.

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Will High Frequency Trading Force a Market Redesign?

Special Report by Ginger Szala

  Notwithstanding the evident benefits of HFT in electronic markets, many market participants have argued that some HFT practitioners utilize trading techniques that are detrimental to the well-functioning of financial markets. Some of the trading techniques are spoofing, layering, and quote stuffing. Chicago Federal Reserve paper: Recommendations for Equitable Allocation

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Navigating Exchange Memberships and Incentive Programs

An Interview with Margie DeLorme

Many traders prefer to focus on trading and may not have the time to research all of the nuances of exchange membership guidelines and fee incentive programs. Understanding which programs or memberships make sense for your style of trading can be a daunting task. While most of the futures exchanges

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The Race to Zero

The Advantage Futures Information Technology Team

  Tom Guinan: Advantage Futures devotes significant resources to provide superior support for traders so they can focus on trading. In the old days, it was more out-trade and open outcry support. Today, trading is predominantly electronic. The Advantage IT Department has grown from three to seventeen full-time employees. Our team includes network engineers, front-end

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Futures Trading Software

Navigating the Best Option for your Trading

By Iqbal Brainch, Chief Marketing Officer, Advantage Futures  As electronic trading has grown over the past decade, so have the number of front-end trading platforms. Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) have carved out a niche to meet the needs of today’s sophisticated traders. Advantage Futures remains a vendor-neutral FCM, allowing clients

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