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1 Overview

Latency remains a key concern in options trading. In today's increasingly competitive markets the penalty for slowness is steep and traders whose systems are not designed from the ground up with low latency in mind soon find themselves being picked off by faster competitors. At BTS we understand better than most the importance of speed. As former traders ourselves we have experienced first hand the impact of latency on the bottom line and for this reason we have designed our electronic trading systems from the ground up with speed as a primary concern. In this article we present the results of this effort by benchmarking our Options Quoter, available as part of the BTS Edge System. We begin by describing our benchmark methodology: what Hardware was used, how the BTS Edge system was configured and how we measured quoting latency. Next, we present and briefly discuss our benchmark results. We conclude by discussing some of the lessons we learned in our pursuit of low-latency.


Join BTS at the Roundtable on Low-latency Trading Wednesday May 17th at 2:10pm

Latency remains a key concern in options trading. In today's increasingly competitive markets the penalty for slowness is steep: traders whose systems are not designed from the ground up with low latency in mind soon find themselves being picked off by faster competitors.

Join Blue Trading Systems’ Pedro Pinto and Kevin Darby this Wednesday at The Trading Show 2017, where we will be hosting a roundtable on the importance of latency in high performance options trading.

If you can’t make it to the roundtable but would like to receive a copy of our report, send us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will keep you in the loop. Or Contact Us if you would like to know more about BTS Edge, our ultra low latency trading system.


Join BTS at the Roundtable on Low-latency Trading Wednesday May 17th at 2:10pm

Join Blue Trading Systems’ Pedro Pinto and Kevin Darby at The Trading Show next week, where we will be hosting a roundtable on the importance of latency in high-performance options trading.

The increasingly competitive options market demands systems built from the ground up with low latency in mind. Traders need faster tick to trade latencies to avoid getting picked off by competitors.

We will discuss our benchmark methodology, including the hardware and software used, and how the BTS Edge system was configured to provide numbers consistent with real world scenarios. We will cover what and how we measured, and share what we learned in our pursuit of low-latency.

Blue Trading Systems enhances trading strategies and accelerates quoting times with low latency, agile software solutions. We built our electronic trading system from the ground up for today's demanding markets. Our trading system provides options market makers and proprietary trading firms the reliable, forward-thinking resources they need to gain a competitive edge.

Highly flexible volatility controls allow clients to tune the response to changing market conditions, which leads to more reliable prices and realistic, accurate risk reports. Our risk reports provide a comprehensive survey of your position's exposure to changes in market conditions in a flexible, user-specified format.

If you can’t make it to the roundtable but would like to receive a copy of our report, send us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will keep you in the loop. Or Contact Us if you would like to know more about BTS Edge, our ultra low latency trading system.


Blue Trading Systems’ Kevin Darby is attending the 2017 Options Industry Conference. If you are interested in learning about our impressive latency numbers, or how BTS can improve your options trading strategies and accelerate your quoting times contact us to schedule a meeting.

With low latency and agile software solutions, we provide options market makers and proprietary trading firms forward-thinking resources that meet today's demanding markets. Our feature updates are seamless, our customer service is responsive, and our success is dependent on your success.

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