Detection and access: Tackling key liquidity considerations in the new FX trading landscape

Jim Leman and Ravi Manchi examine the factors making the detection of and access to liquidity complex in the FX trading environment

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 31 / Marketplace / April, 2008

Jim Leman Ravi Manchi Jim Leman and Ravi Manchi, co-Principals of Westwater Corp. examine the factors making the detection of and access to liquidity complex in the FX trading environment Long known as one of the deepest and most actively traded products in the world, foreign currencies have, over the last several years, attained unanticipated attention for a variety of reasons. While the reality of substantial increases in trade finance have grown as the global nature of import and export activities have mushroomed worldwide, the emphasis on more refined cash and treasury management has pressed for greater use of electronic methods to meet growing transaction needs. Similar in some ways to the equity markets in how the use of technology evolved in the methods of how trading was accomplished, the foreign exchange markets saw the emergence of the “click and deal” form of technology as the first and prominent way of technology...continued

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