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Bringing Sexy Back…to FIX

By the time I entered capital markets more than a decade ago, FIX had already become mundane, boring. FIX is essential, but so are eating vegetables, drinking water and exercise. None of those are things I really want to do, and they certainly aren’t worth blogging about.

But for the first time in my career, I’m actually excited to talk about FIX. By leveraging the hybrid architecture of TT®, we are putting a modern twist on the boring service of FIX, which we are calling FIX-as-a-service, or FaaS.

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Mind the Gap

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
-Xunzi

When I spend time on college campuses as the manager of the TT CampusConnect® program, the questions I field from educators typically revolve around the best way to equip students with the skills needed to ensure a smooth transition from the classroom to career. While my experience in this regard is limited to the world of futures and options, I’m sure the same is true for any discipline: to set students up for success after graduation, create a learning environment that mirrors the workplace as closely as possible.

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5 Questions with James Bailey a/k/a Yoda (@JediEconomist) on Twitter

James Bailey, or Yoda as he is known on Twitter, has been a professional trader for 13 years, using TT software for the last 10 years. He started as a local before spending two years working for a fund, trading emerging market FX. He recently returned to his own account, trading short term interest rate (STIR) futures strategies. James spoke to us for this blog post in plain English, but he tweets in character as Yoda while communicating on Twitter. You can follow him there at @JediEconomist.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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5 Questions with Angie Setzer a/k/a @GoddessofGrain on Twitter

Angie Setzer has been working in the grain industry for over 11 years. After beginning her career as a cash grain broker, she transitioned into a position as Vice President of Grain for Citizens Elevator in Charlotte, MI. At Citizens, she manages five elevator locations as well as a state-of-the-art on-farm program bringing the company’s overall yearly handling to over 12 mbu. She writes the “Cash is King” column for Pro Farmer and she has been seen on AgDay, U.S. Farm Report, Market to Market and the Weather Channel. She also makes regular appearances on Market Rally Radio, Benzinga’s Pre-Market Prep show and Agritalk. You can follow Angie on Twitter at @GoddessofGrain.

– Brian Mehta, CMO

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