Firms built huge computer labs or moved present ones near electronic trading pools such as the Island to grab a favorable position in order queues.
Island was an electronic trading pool where people with stocks could dive and trade.
The London Stock Exchange have completed the transition of one of their smaller trading pools
to Linux, creating what they claims is the world's fastest trading platform.
The launch of these 19 ADRs for trading marks the start of cooperation between SGX and global stock exchange group Nasdaq OMX to bring ADR quotations to GlobalQuote, thereby linking up market participants across both trading pools
. GlobalQuote is SGX's quotation board for international securities such as ADRs, depositary receipts and depositary shares of companies already listed on other exchanges.
Through its Data and Financial Products units, NASDAQ OMX provides its companies and investors with unrivaled market insight and visibility across multiple trading pools