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Sierra Chart + CQG (AMP)

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I always assume CQG's risk management system is placed near to exchange to minimize latency, but I could be wrong.

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so i did a ping and it seems cqg automatically directs me to the singapore server (i live in china).

my question then is, is there any benefit to this?

let's say i place an order through the SC platform for one HSI contract, what's actually going on beneath the scene?

i assume it goes something like
1. china -> singapore cqg data center (check margin)
2. singapore cqg data center -> chicago (whatever clearing firm AMP uses, they use several diff clearing firms incl GH financials)
3. chicago -> hkex exchange (order placed)
4. hkex -> chicago (clearing firm)
5. chicago (clearing firm) -> singapore cqg data center (confirmation of order submission)
6. singapore cqg data center -> china (order confirmation pop-up)

if this is true, there's really no benefit is there?

hopefully someone knowledgeable can finally shed some light on what's actually happening when placing an order. where do you even begin to learn stuff like this lol

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i meant what's the benefit of being automatically assigned to the CQG singapore data center (calculated based on my location) if it has to bounce back and forth across the pacific ocean for clearing anyway? (since we're talking about a US broker here)...

I suppose the benefit in this case is not the network latency/execution time but the network stability: there is less routers to pass through so less failure rate if you only go from China to Singapore (and then CQG will use its own private network links to the different destinations).

@wind: about "I always assume CQG's risk management system is placed near to exchange to minimize latency, but I could be wrong.": it's not always the case, it depends on the broker.

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Amended my /etc/hosts file last night and now direct to Singapore.

It was a happy change (with another profitable day )

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