Deutsche Börse launches fastest algo news feed with macroeconomic information

“AlphaFlash” delivers indicators into algorithmic trading applications

12 Apr 2010 (All day)

Deutsche Börse expands its data and news feed offering by launching AlphaFlash, the fastest currently available data feed for machine readable, trading relevant macroeconomic releases. AlphaFlash delivers more than 150 economic indicators from the US, Canada and Europe. Market participants use this data as triggers for their trading algorithms.AlphaFlash is the first joint product of the Deutsche Börse’s segment Market Data & Analytics and the US financial news agencies Need to Know News (NTKN) and Market News International (MNI), both entities of Deutsche Börse Group. “AlphaFlash ideally combines the strengths of all partners. With AlphaFlash we are assuming the lead in the delivery of global event data for algo traders”, said Georg Gross, Head of Front Office Data & Analytics at Deutsche Börse.As fully accredited news agencies NTKN and MNI have direct access to government lock-up rooms as well as embargoed news releases. Economic events such as central bank decisions, employment figures, inflation numbers as well as GDP are processed so they become available with minimum latency to speed sensitive algo traders via Deutsche Börse’s high speed network. The information can be used in trading applications immediately following its release.