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Trading places

Researchers find optimal locations for doing business in multiple markets

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3:26pm, October 29, 2010

Forget the trading floor — in the future, an empty lot in Uzbekistan or a barge anchored miles off Chile’s southern coast may be the most lucrative spot for playing the market. A new analysis that takes a particular kind of trading to its theoretical limit finds the precise locations between the world’s major securities exchanges for gaming the speed of light.

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