Martin Pratt is Trading Director at Sucden (UK) Ltd
Martin Pratt is Trading Director at Sucden (UK) Ltd

STAR (Sucden Trade & Risk System)

Martin Pratt reviews the construction of a platform where live futures and FX markets are shown side by side.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 14 / Case Study / April, 2004

Constructing a platform where live futures and FX markets are shown side by side.The medium for swapping FX trading risk has been evolving for many years. The speed of change has increased exponentially and it will be a brave trader who believes we are nearing the final product. Unfortunately for end users, it would seem that all providers of electronic platforms have been constructing software that meets the immediate agenda of that provider, which of course is their goal.However, speaking from experience, the end-user is often confronted with a multitude of log-ins to an array of systems in order to gain access to the markets they wish to trade. Apart from the obvious headache of maintaining many systems there are a number of other disadvantages, which are now driving the software of the future.OTC and On-Exchange productsBroadly speaking, financial and commodity markets can be divided into two clear sectors – OTC and On-Exchange products. The key difference from an electronic perspective is that...continued

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