I spend far more time thinking and talking about FIX documentation than… well pretty much anybody I’ve ever met.

Despite being an outwardly-boring subject that is just too easy to swat away with objections like “we haven’t updated our FIX documents in donkey’s years” or “we’ve probably already onboarded all…

FIX messages

In other posts in this series, I’ve introduced some of the key concepts of the FIX protocol, as well as some of the history. In this article, I’d like to dive into the basics of how the protocol itself works.

What is a FIX Engine? Where Does It Sit?

First of all, we need to talk about an important…

If you are interested in financial markets, then you may have come across references to the FIX (Financial Information eXchange) protocol. So what is it, and why is it so important?

Let’s start with a bit of history.

London Stock Exchange trading floor before Big Bang (Source: The Times)

27 October 1986 was a pivotal day in the history of the…

Chris Lees

Founder @ FixSpec. One man, trying to make a difference.

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