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The Impact of Technology on Your Forex Trading | Forex Figures

The Impact of Technology on Your Forex Trading | Forex Figures | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it

  

 

A 5 millisecond server delay could cost a firm as much as 4 million USD every millisecond”

Millions of traders rely on complex technology solutions each day with millions of dollars being transmitted every millisecond. But how often do traders really think about the technology they are using and do most traders fully understand its impact? It’s an area few have explored but recent surveys suggest that trader’s knowledge varies widely.

Most companies and some individuals rely on server technology to power their trading activities. A logical choice for many but what are the key elements of these and how can you as a trader gets the most out of them? After all, a delay or a poorly configured server can be the vital difference between a successful and non-successful day.

Understanding Your Server

Of course, most traders aren’t that familiar with the deeper workings of server technology but they do have an understanding of how these fit into the overall process of trading. While we don`t need to get into these finer details traders should know about some of the core things they should require of their server, for example speed and down time rates.

With daily trading equation roughly to 4 trillion dollars traders understand the importance of timing. While traders may know when to execute a specific transaction it may take a server some additional time to process it. In turn it is important to have a server that responds quickly. While the obvious thing to do would be to look at hardware traders should also ask their technicians to closely inspect internet connection speeds and server logs. A server that is working overtime on things such as non-essential tasks will slow down your trading.

The other big area for consideration is uptime. Traders will want to ensure they experience as little down time as possible. This means careful maintenance programs and good backup systems are required. Traders will want to make use of specialist server providers like Artmotion of Switzerland. A good supplier can make a huge different and is very important these days as many companies outsource their server requirements.

Since we are dealing with financial transactions security is also vitally important. The aim is always to reduce the risk of being compromised. There have been well documented cases of this and it can cost firms millions of dollars.

Gaining through Knowledge

By nature Forex trading is very competitive and the very best traders are constantly on the move and updating their skills. Many have learned about the growing complexities of technology and continually try to innovate in this area. While it is not always possible to innovate traders should look to develop their understanding in a wide range of areas including technology. Many have done this and now work closely with their IT technicians to deliver the best possible results. Regular audits provide a great starting point and there are many ways to monitor your server performance. In truth, there is no one solution that will fit all. It is largely about finding a solution that fits you and optimizing it as best possible.

However you decide to approach this there is no doubting the impact of technology on your trading performance. Down time, server outages and slow connections are a key part of success and trading technology will continue to evolve long into the future.


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Very interesting article looking into technology surrounding trading and just exactly how important it is to get things right and quickly.

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6 Things You Control That Are Impacting Your Job Performance

6 Things You Control That Are Impacting Your Job Performance | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Learn to change the those things that are zapping your productivity.

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This article is absolutely great and has some very valid points!

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Learn to change the those things that are zapping your productivity.

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Basic things but well presented. Where do you fit in terms of managing these?
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Basic things but well presented. Where do you fit in terms of managing these?
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Five little rules for lean thought leadership

Five little rules for lean thought leadership | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Don't think of thought leadership as rocket science — think of it as rocket fuel. Continue reading →
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This is a great little article to get your leadership action into gear

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5 Stories Every Entrepreneur Should Be Able To Tell

5 Stories Every Entrepreneur Should Be Able To Tell | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Nothing has the power to engage people like a great story. From a carefully crafted elevator pitch to the perfect customer testimonial, a great narrative can propel your brand and business like
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Some very good and true information - have a read if you already an entrepreneur or a budding entrepreneur

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7 Essential tools for Business Blogs

7 Essential tools for Business Blogs | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
There are several ways your business can benefit from 

blogging short of starting your own blog, from simply
identifying and monitoring the most influential blogs
in your industry, to asking blo

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Blogging and all content marketing really can help out your business - with the right direction and a consistent flow of relevant information - you will begin to see the results. Check out the article..

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Harrington Starr's June Tips for Candidates Looking For Work

Harrington Starr's June Tips for Candidates Looking For Work | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
"Don’t assume the reader will know what you have done with a technology, explain how you use your tools and end results with tangible comparisons that demonstrate why you have been successful."
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This is a great advisory article from the team over at Harrington Starr setting out to help candidates have the best opportunities when looking for work. Really check the quality and layout of your CV - check out the article - best foot forward!

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What I Schedule, What I Don't Schedule

What I Schedule, What I Don't Schedule | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Over the past three years, BuzzFeed has grown from 15 to 260 employees. I think operational efficiency is one of the things that you can continually improve just by working on it; in a startup, where
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How to Work Less While Producing More

How to Work Less While Producing More | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
The truth is, most of us don’t need eight to nine hours every weekday to complete the tasks that need completing and move closer to our career goals.

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Top 75 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by Anthony Robbins

Top 75 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by Anthony Robbins | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Tony Robbins is one of my heroes. His first book Unlimited Power really opened up the world of personal development to me. After that, I listened to almost all
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Tony Robbins at his best...some inspirational quotes to keep you going and becoming the best you can possibly be...

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How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Carrying multiple pens for notes might feel like lugging a Victrola for music. But there are real benefits for stretching out your thoughts recalling...
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This is a gentle reminder and eye opener - not just for students but for work folk alike - it really can make a difference as it will help to break things up - maybe helping to map ideas out in your mind  = better organisation and strategy.

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6 Unique Ways to Sustain a High-Performance Mentality

6 Unique Ways to Sustain a High-Performance Mentality | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Today’s workplace is in need of a change. It’s time for employees to stop looking in the rear view mirror and start upgrading their talent to take it to the next level.
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Good read - especially liking points 2, 4, 5 & 6...

A High performance mentality is something that the founders of Harrington Starr are very passionate about and the rest of the team adhere to - it is also something that is addressed heavily at our Breakfast Networking events...

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The leadership toolkit: get more done and leave on time

The leadership toolkit: get more done and leave on time | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Do your unread emails run into the hundreds? Fear not, in the first of a series of posts on leadership skills, Nicky Little explains how to be more productive at work
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Good piece on how to really get the most out of your day…

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8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday

8 Things Productive People Do During the Workday | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Forget about your job title or profession – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive at work. It’s time to set down your gallon-sized container of coffee, toss out your three
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Great tips to maximise your day...

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How to stand out

How to stand out | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
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Top 5 Characteristics of Leaders : Sources of Insight

Top 5 Characteristics of Leaders : Sources of Insight | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Sources of Insight"Stand on the Shoulders of Giants" … Insight and Action for Work and Life
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This is a good blog with some very valid points on leadership. Worth a read.

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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s
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Nine strategies to increase your productivity in the workplace

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Nine strategies to increase your productivity in the workplace
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Looking to increase your productivity? Would you like to see your efforts pay off in the form of increased outputs by the end of the day?

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100 Must See Interviews With the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

100 Must See Interviews With the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
100 interviews from the world's most successful entrepreneurs that you can learn from.

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5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization

5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Ten years after publishing its research on the War for Talent, McKinsey produced follow-on work reemphasizing the need to make talent a strategic priority.

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Please share this article about making good staff great! Excellent points around sustainable processes and a passion for learning.

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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to
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Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by Warren Buffett

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by Warren Buffett | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Here are some inspiring and motivating quotes by Warren Buffett (born 1930). For those of you who don't know him, Warren Buffett is an American investor,
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The Top 9 Things That Ultimately Motivate Employees to Achieve

The Top 9 Things That Ultimately Motivate Employees to Achieve | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
When you wake up in the morning, what is the passion that fuels you to start your day? Are you living this in your work? If others asked you what drives you to achieve, would the answer be obvious?
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How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic

How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Companies like Box TaskRabbit NASA and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there's no easy way to put it on a todo list. So how do...
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This is a fantastic bit of insight into setting goals and pushing forward from some great entrepreneurs. 

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6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them.
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Great read on the art of listening - two ears, one mouth... (!!!)

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Motivational Monday – You Know What Time It Is | Ambition Daily

Motivational Monday – You Know What Time It Is | Ambition Daily | Insight, Motivation & Leadership In Business | Scoop.it
Motivational Mondays
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This website is AMAZING! The perfect start to a Monday..any day!!!
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