TraderTools foreign exchange blog

Should last look have a last look?

By Yaacov Heidingsfeld, CEO
December 22 , 2015

Interesting conversation among technology vendors, market makers, and market oversight organizations about “last look”.   The FT in an article on December 17th 2015, is titled “Forex investors ready to bid farewell to ‘last look’ abuses” ( It’s not as simple as investors saying goodbye. Case in point, the Bank of England was unable to decide […]

Liquidity Mirage?

By Yaacov Heidingsfeld, CEO
December 3 , 2015

Another day of large moves. Liquidity Providers complaining about seeing flow from multiple channels simultaneously. Participants complaining about gaps in pricing, and shortages of liquidity. The FX market has a current problem of liquidity mirage, but the very same market participants who complain about it are the very same people who are responsible for creating it. […]

Spreads need to widen to boost liquidity

By Yaacov Heidingsfeld, CEO
14th annual FX Week Europe conference December 2 , 2015

Spreads have to widen and we have to get used to it. No one wants to be first, but somebody will have to do it. Once spreads widen and market participants can cover their costs of risk, communication and regulation, then we will see the banks who have pulled back from market-making come back and […]

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