Cloud Computing in FOREX Trading

Cloud computing is all the rage today. It is not as new as the marketing people would like us to believe, of course. Application service providers (ASPs) were cloud vendors 10 years ago. But cloud does sound more exciting and the available storage media and space and bandwidth has aided its expansion greatly. FOREX traders are beginning to come to the cloud as a solution for two problems. Traders with automated trading systems and EAs can host their trading platform on a broker's cloud or with an independent virtual private server (VPS) company.

The trader remains able to access her account and perform all functions just as if the platform was on her personal computer or client. The advantage is the stability of the cloud or VPS with almost zero chance of downtime. Another advantage in some instances is lower latencyâ
By Michael Duane Archer
Michael Duane Archer has been an active futures and FOREX trader for more than 35 years. He has worked in various advisory capacities, notably as a commodity trading advisor, registered SEC investment advisor, and branch manager for Heinold of Hawaii. He currently trades FOREX and futures and is involved in several technical analysis research projects.

Copyrighted 2016. Content published with author's permission.

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