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OT: SDR Radio Experiments Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Stock market Trade Times

N8FNRN8FNR Member
Pretty cool detective story about using an SDR HF radio to improve stock market trading times.

https://sniperinmahwah.wordpress.com/
http://www.arrl.org/news/experiments-look-to-leverage-low-latency-hf-to-shave-microseconds-off-trade...

Zack N8FNR

Answers

  • Steve K9ZWSteve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018

    Thank you Zach N8FNR - very interesting!

    73

    Steve K9ZW

  • W7NGAW7NGA Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Not for me. I can't accept any SDR latency and do all my trading via single-conversion radios without the extra delays from multiple IF's and heterodyne mixing.
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Very interesting, and illegal.
  • Steven WA8YSteven WA8Y Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Ok, the 2nd article discussed an experimental license and power levels of 20KW to 50KW ( because if HF is unreliable at amateur power levels it is very reliable at 20KW to 50 kilowatt levels). And I assume they are using ALE to find the best frequency.
  • Steve K9ZWSteve K9ZW Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018

    The interest by traders to "shave-time" to gain advantage is very old.

    While the article I am linking to applies value statements claiming what was happening was "a crime" the 1830's courts of France exonerated the defendants, basically because they found a way to shave trading time in a way too novel for legal protection.

    https://www.1843magazine.com/technology/rewind/the-crooked-timber-of-humanity

    Enjoy.

    73

    Steve K9ZW 

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