Introduction to FIX protocol for Trading

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The Financial Information eXchange(FIX) protocol is an electronic communications protocol initiated in 1992 for international real-time exchange of information related to the securities transactions and markets. It was initiated by a group of institutions interested in streamlining their trading processes. These firms believed that they, and the industry as a whole, could benefit from efficiencies derived through the creation of a standard for the electronic communication of indications, orders, and executions. The result is FIX, an open message standard controlled by no single entity that can be structured to match the requirements of each firm.

FIX has become the language of the global financial markets used extensively by buy and sell-side firms, trading platforms and even regulators to communicate trade information. This non-proprietary, free and open standard is constantly being developed to support evolving business and regulatory needs and is used by thousands of firms every day to complete…

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