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Breaking Through: Linda Raschke, Part 1

Welcome back to Breaking Through: How Three Women Took on the World of Trading, our blog series interviewing female trading pioneers. We first spoke with Margie Teller, who navigated her way through the CME trading pits to become a floor trading Hall of Famer. If you missed it, see Breaking Through: Margie Teller, Part 1 and Breaking Through: Margie Teller, Part 2.

Our second interview was with Brynne Kelly, who took a far different route through the trading industry, finding success on the merchant side of energy trading. Read her story in Breaking Through: Brynne Kelly, Part 1 and Breaking Through: Kelly, Part 2.

Our final piece in this series is a conversation with Linda Raschke, who moved from the trading floor to the trading screen by chance, yet went on to have an extremely successful career. Read on to learn about Linda’s career path, how she bounces back from losses and more.


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A Trader’s View on Crypto

I recently saw an industry article with the theme “how I would be thinking about bitcoin if I were to put my old broker hat on.” This was a very timely perspective as Cboe/CFE and CME are launching their bitcoin offerings within the next couple weeks. As the VP of Cryptocurrencies at Trading Technologies and an avid cryptocurrency participant, I’ve been thinking about the same from a trader’s perspective.  


Breaking Through: Brynne Kelly, Part 2

For Part 1 of this interview between our VP of Customer Success Kara Grygotis and Brynne Kelly, see Breaking Through: Brynne Kelly, Part 1.

Kara: You’ve mentioned that your time trading electricity at Aquila was a key moment because the relationships you formed there created opportunities throughout your career. That leads into my next question: what do you do to get, network or exchange information, whether it’s from other traders or peers or an online source now? What’s your information-gathering mechanism?


MiFID II: What Are the Testing Implications for Algorithmic Trading, and What Are TT’s Solutions?

This is the third in a series of blog posts on MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II). If you missed the earlier posts, see MiFID II: How Did We Get Here and What Does it Mean? and MiFID II and Algorithmic Trading: What You Need to Know Now.

In this post, we take a look at MiFID II testing implications for investment firms engaged in algorithmic trading and review Trading Technologies’ solutions.

Our latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, the TT® platform, allows customers to benefit from the lowest latency order messaging rates publicly available via an off-the-shelf trading platform. Reducing the number of instructions required to be machine-code translated by compilers and processed by the CPU radically improves time-critical efficiencies. The TT platform achieves much of this high-speed performance via their highly optimized code base and by leveraging proven techniques such as network stack kernel bypass. This combination is applied throughout the critical trading path, from market data ingestions to analytics and trade decision logic and on through to market order access.