Payment banks: How they are different from normal banks?   The World Bank conducted a survey of about 140 economies in 2014 and made a World Bank Financial Inclusion Database. According to this database, in India, only 53% of the population has bank accounts whereas the global coverage is 61%. Also,...
Witness the rise of the Fintech industry with numbers   Technology has always reinvented industries. For instance, Amazon, Inc. reinvented how retail is done and introduced a completely new category called e-commerce two decades earlier. While Amazon started offering its service selling only books to a then tiny group of internet...
Role of emerging digital platforms such as IoT, Blockchain, VR, etc. in financial inclusion, challenges and the way forward   The Digital platform can simply be defined as the technological tool and services an organization uses to deliver its digital strategy. It helps organizations to improve user experience in order to...
How is Bitcoin creating stories around the world? How Fatima's husband is able to send Fatima money in Mali without losing all his money to middlemen? How Ahmadi is able to earn money in Afghanistan without having a bank account?   Bitcoin technology, these days, is talk of the town. This digital...
Understanding what is Smart Order Routing ? SOR or Smart order routing helps in giving the best possible price to the traders/ brokers. SOR looks for the best price and scouts for this best price by looking at various liquidity destinations. This way, the traders/investors see improvement in profitability of execution. Various areas...
Understanding Direct Market Access..   DMA or Direct Market Access- is a pretty new phenomenon in Indian Markets   Direct market access or DMA, as the name suggests is directly accessing the stock exchange without going through the broker. Mostly, the trading is restricted to broker dealers and other firms that are members...
7 things you should know to understand dark pools “Stock Market rises by 123 points, xyz company biggest gainers”. These are the lines which everyone in the business world- the company, the shareholders and investors wish to hear. More and more shares are bought in anticipation of higher returns. Some...
Impact of extended trading hours Here, we will discuss the impact of extended trading hours.   Recently, NSE and BSE increased the trading hours by 55 minutes. So the exchanges which used to open at 9.55 am - will now open at 9.00 am. This will definitely impact the stock exchanges...

What is co-location ?

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What is co-location ?   What is Co-location ? It is a facility that an stock exchange provides to the member brokers. The exchange hosts the subscriber's server in its data center.   Basically, the co-location facility helps you move closer to the stock exchange and reduces your execution time.   Co-location means that the...