Hotspot reduces 'last look' response time by 100 milliseconds

William Goodbody at Hotspot FX

Electronic communications network (ECN) Hotspot FX has reduced its 'last look' time allowance for dealers from 300 milliseconds to 200 milliseconds, as it cracks down on disruptive players timing out trades deliberately in an attempt to gain an advantage in the market.

Last look – a practice whereby dealers have the opportunity to review orders on an ECN after they have been dealt – has been a thorny issue amongst participants in FX. Dealers say it protects clients against trade misses and buys

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