Electronic Trading Simplified
Speed. Agility. Intuition.
Metro’s benefits and features are second to none. OptionsCity is committed to giving options traders an innovative fully configurable electronic trading solution.
Freeway Analytics allows traders and developers to quickly build strategies, discover opportunities, and back-test trading models in a robust simulation environment.
OptionsCity Hosting, coupled with OptionsCity’s robust software platform, enables clients to quickly connect to major financial exchanges around the world allowing clients to cut capital and operational costs and focus on trading opportunities. The new offering includes both proximity and colocation hosting in strategic data center locations across the U.S. and Europe.
OptionsCity Hosting leverages data centers in Chicago, Aurora, New Jersey, London, Frankfurt, and Basildon. Technical advantages of OptionsCity Hosting include high quality network performance, low latency connectivity and a redundant, fault-tolerant, scalable and secure infrastructure.
How it all works
Metro and Freeway are built for speed. Our server-based architecture was designed to allow for speed and scalability, connecting directly to the exchange matching engine.
Metro is an out-of-the-box platform with an intuitive user interface that gives traders and market makers full control of options pricing and risk management and to execute electronically. Freeway is an engine that sits in this ecosystem and works with Metro; it allows users to build and automate strategies and algorithms. Users can even put in their own strategies and algorithms side by side with the rest of the trading ecosystem, and write their own code.
OptionsCity Metro is made up of two main parts – CityServer and CityFront. CityServer, which is the backbone of Metro, contains the quoting engine, theoretical value generator, risk manager, and exchange connectivity APIs. CityFront, with an easy to use interface, resides on the trading workstations. Traders can control, manage, and monitor everything that’s going on with their trades and view as much or as little information as they’d like to.
Freeway’s architecture is optimized for efficiency and high throughput with micro-second “in-process” execution of algorithms. Freeway allows for simultaneous direct access to various exchanges with support for third-party order routing.
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