Time trials: how fast can you trade FX?

XTX calculations reveal how long different pairs take to trade throughout the day

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Experienced execution traders generally have an intuition for when, and how, to trade a currency pair without unduly causing market stress. However, less experienced foreign exchange traders – typically those who mostly trade, or have a background in, other asset classes – may overestimate the available liquidity in the FX market based on the daily notional volumes traded.

This is because on streaming or request-for-quote (RFQ) protocols, trades are filled immediately and liquidity consumers do

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