The most important factors for professional traders are the speed of execution, the market depth and the quality of orders’ fill. These were the main factors we had in mind when we were building the new execution infrastructure.
Purple Trading traders have now the possibility to trade within milliseconds by MetaTrader platform or according to client’s needs FIX protocol can be eventually established. Our MT4 servers are hosted in one of the world’s biggest hosting centers - Equinix in London (LD4). In addition our execution core is using the co-located low latency connectivity with the liquidity providers and top tier banks.
We designed the worldwide infrastructure that is based on analyzing our clients’ location. We were thinking what set-up could actually give our clients the best possible connection with our Liquidity Pool and also with the lowest connection time and less slippage for every trade executed through Purple Trading Execution Hub.
We have recognized four main points that are important for high quality trading experience with professional brokers. The number one priority is to have a stable core that is cross-connected with LPs. Our continual development is then mainly focused on increasing the market-depth and the number of datacenters and back-up systems.
DEEP MARKET DEPTH: We are connected with our Liquidity Pool located both in London and New York. This ensures the deep market depth for filling up the high volume trades and also reduces the slippage generated by averaging executed prices.
LOCAL DATACENTERS: We are using the local datacenters in London (LD4) and Amsterdam. It helps to improve the speed and the quality of orders from local trading places. These datacenters also help to avoid the over-connection of customers to certain trading sever, which could affect their stability.
BACK-UP SYSTEMS: On top of all that we also have the 3-level back-up system for the price streams, that ensures the great level of stability. We have the automatic control mechanisms in place for cases the trading servers get down or frozen. The automatic re-booting system and the back-up server for each main server can bring peace to traders’ minds.
Our infrastructure set-up is built for ultra low-latency trading, as much as the MetaTrader technology allows. The trading servers and the execution core are located in London Equinix LD4 datacenter and cross-connected with our Liquidity Pool.
For the high frequency traders and experienced programmers we can also offer the FIX protocol 4.4 where all the trades are executed in Equinix London (LD4).
Furthermore we are doing our best to be transparent in terms of execution slippage. Unfortunately it is not possible to create a public statistic from MetaTrader server that we could share with you, so instead we decided to show you the data of slippage distribution we measured on our own.