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bringing order life cycles to life
November 16, 2017

In a crowded fintech world, Vertex has focused on building a foundation that captured and stored every message an exchange sen
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transform activity into actionable information
November 9, 2017

To get a true understanding of any market, you need the ability to transform activity into actionable information. What is presented on a ladder gives a glimpse into what is happening in real time, but the problem is that market events happen too quick
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Actual, actionable, information
November 2, 2017

From the beginning, Vertex has focused on perfecting a method of collecting and storing every single message the exchange sends out, in the order they send it out, so you don't have to.  Because we are able to capture that level of detail from the ex
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V3 tells the story
October 20, 2017

The power of Vertex's ability to capture every single message an exchange sends out really shines in V3.  The first image of the animation shows you a summary of an entire trading session for the Euro, but what is powering that images are the million
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Vertex Analytics featured in Financial Times discussion about algos and automated trading
October 10, 2017

" 'The whole notion of fundamentals on any gven day, for weeks at a time, months at a time, has completely gone out the window these days,' says Doug Duquette, an executive at Chicago-based Vertex Analytics, whose software analyses automated market
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A lot can happen in 18 seconds
September 29, 2017

Unlike other charting solutions, looking at a contract in V3 shows not just trade activity but also all of the quote activity in between.  The ability to see this level of detail of a contract gives you the complete picture of market activity.  So wh
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Using scans to see it all
September 22, 2017

V3 doesn't just show you every event that occurred, it allows you to scan those events to locate each instance of a particular market behavior.  The image above shows the results of a scan looking for every trade sweep that moved 5 or more price leve
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Shining a light on candlesticks
September 15, 2017

Continuing our series on candlesticks, using candlestick charts to look back at how the market reacted to a report hides a lot of the actual market activity.  By just showing the Open, High, Low and Close there is
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5 Second Halt
August 25, 2017

Today, the Gold Futures contract (GCZ7) experienced such an extreme trade event that the CME had to halt trading for 5 seconds. After extreme events like this, the question is what just happened? Only V3 can really show you - our platform allows you to
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V3 VIZUALIZATIONS
August 11, 2017

We've all heard the phrase, "data is king", but to be able to really USE data, you have to have effective systems to do so. You have to be able to SEE what matters. When it comes to trading, historically, charts that attempt to visualize what has oc
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The Future is Now
August 3, 2017

An interesting article was passed around the Vertex offices this week, and we’re left with more questions than answers. The article, titled “
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queue position of your order
July 28, 2017

How many times has the market traded at the price of your order and you're left wondering how you didn't get filled?  With V3 not only do you have the tools to understand exactly what happened at that moment, but you have the ability to know what th
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MARKET DETAIL BEYOND THE 10TH LEVEL
July 20, 2017

Since early 2017, the CME has been rolling out MBO data to all of its products.  This new data gives traders access to all market orders on all levels, a huge step-up from just being able to see the first ten levels of the book.  V3 platform is built
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BID/ASK SPREAD
July 13, 2017

Under normal conditions, the spread between the bid and ask is very tight. In highly liquid products like the image above, that spread is usually no more than a tick.
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Vertex's New CEO
July 10, 2017

We're pleased to announce that Stacey Kacek has been named as Vertex Analytics' Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Stacey assumes the position after an extensive search by Founder and preceding CEO, Jim Austin, who wi
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When data tells the story
July 7, 2017

In researching trading activity, nothing matters quite as much as context. A specific trader’s activity only tells half the story, you need more data points to be able to really #SeeWhatMatters. In the image above, we see that RBQ
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See What Matters
June 30, 2017

One of Vertex Analytics' founding principles is that anyone in the trading ecosystem needs full market context in order to analyze and truly understand how an activity fits in. Meaning, if you are a trader, you need to have an understan
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Flickering, Happening in (not even) the Blink of an Eye
June 23, 2017

V3 visuals allow users to easily identify when a quote event is a price adjustment of sitting order.  In event columns that contain a price adjustment change order, both the original price and the new price are highlighted.  As you
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Algo Flood
June 15, 2017

While running a normal scan, Vertex Analytics employee Ryan noticed something highly unusual; 45 seconds before the Federal Reserve Announcement on June 14th, an algo started to flood the Euro Futures market with add and delete quotes. 
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Individual Market Events
June 9, 2017

Have you ever seen a market action down to the individual events that make it up? In the image above we see that in just 250 milliseconds 12 new orders are placed, 17 orders are deleted, the quantity changed on two orders, and finally, one trade occurred
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Context for Compliance: The Big (Bad) Behavior Picture
May 22, 2017

Jim Austin, CEO of Vertex Analytics, Inc., presented at this year's FinTech Exchange in Chicago.
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Is This Spoofing?
January 7, 2016

Spoofing has recently gained notoriety in the press from high-profile court cases and alleged disruption claims of the market system
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What Just Happened? China Monday
January 7, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the first trading day of 2016, a sharp selloff in China created aftershock effects for investors worldwide
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Bloomberg Business – Spoofing Went Mainstream in 2015
December 30, 2015

Vertex Analytics may have devised a way to make high-frequency trading more transparent and spoofing easier to detect
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Bloomberg Business – Market Police Deploy New Weapons Against Spoofers
December 30, 2015

The day after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, volume was so heavy on the Nordic stock exchanges that Joakim Strid’s team of analysts identified 500 instances of possibly fraudulent trading -- and that was before lunch
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Did You Fail to Supervise?
December 2, 2015

Over the past few years, citations from the Commodities and Future Trading Commission (CFTC) have gone up substantially. Smaller, less prevalent fines have yielded to larger, often puzzling fines requiring hours of time to decipher
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Clarification by Enforcement Is Not the Ideal Way to Clarify Regulations
December 2, 2015

Vertex recently attended FIA's 31st Expo at the Hilton Chicago. Approximately 5,000 people came to Chicago for the event. We saw many of the attendees on the Expo floor, at the opening festivities at City Winery
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Bloomberg Business - How to Catch a Spoofer
September 4, 2015

A recent high-profile case in Chicago brought by HTG Partners alleged that the U.S. Treasury futures market was manipulated on December 6, 2013
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