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.

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

In this article, I’d like to shine a light on an area of FIX that seems to be quite confused in people’s minds, and that is the “security” (or not) of FIX specifications.

Current Perspectives

The background to this is that we conducted some market research in December 2020 in which we…

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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