Tag: Options

OPRA Projects Slowdown in Options Data Growth (Inside Market Data)

OPRA is projecting that options trading firms will need capacity to handle 5 million messages per second by 2012 – pretty crazy.  This is also the first time OPRA quoted bandwidth requirements in gigabits rather than megabits. Regulatory change – such as a transaction tax or “speed bumps” inserted into the execution process – may […]

CBOE Files to License Pulse Trading Workstation to Member Firms (Bloomberg)

Not sure I get this one – why is CBOE filing to charge clients for a trading front end in an environment where exchanges are willing to pay for order flow?  Not to mention how hyper competitive the EMS market has become.  Maybe some unique functionality that will not be made available through third party […]