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Come to India Sam, come to India!

128 kbps is called broadband here!

iggod,, not many guys here will be able to believe that. But I know what you mean.

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Hi, the city I live in is one of the few that has Google Fiber. It's supposed to have "a connection that is 100 times faster than today's average broadband speeds." As far as execution, latency, and data quality would having Google Fiber over just a fast broadband connection make much of a difference? Just how important is the connection speed in the whole scheme of things?

Others have mentioned the reason for the minor differences, but fiber is absolutely going to be your best choice (for any internet application) when compared to cable or DSL broadband.

Try this, go to different local businesses with WiFi access and do some speed/latency testing and see if you notice a difference between a business with Google Fiber and one with a competitor.

Sure its not an absolutely scientific test, but its a general way to make a comparison. You'll want to pay more attention to the latency than anything and ideally you'll want to try multiple businesses for the same broadband provider to be sure there isn't a network hog fudging the testing.

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Assuming one trades from San Diego from a exchange in Chicago with a latency of about 200 msec between the two cities. Then the trader acquires a server in Chicago near the Exchange and cuts down the execution latency almost to a few msec.

Now, here is the question:

One still has to communicate with the server in Chicago from San Diego to place an order. I assume there would be a 200 msec latency before the Server in Chicago receives instructions for executing that order.

So, regardless of having a server near the exchange, there will always be a 200 msec latency before execution from the time one sends an order. Wouldn't that be the case? If so, how does a trader 200 msec away from the exchange benefit from a server near the exchange for fast execution.


That's correct, for discretionary traders entering in position manually, when he clicks on a buy market button, this mouse event will have to travel to his colocated machine. If he is using NinjaTrader ATM to manage his position, or locally managed OCO, then he'll get a benefit, as the ticks and the orders will fire faster.
I few words, instead of receiving the market data on his local machine, the trader will only receive the display of his remote machine, and will send mouse and keyboard event to his remote machine.

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