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Deutsche Börse Extends AlphaFlash with Alerts of Upcoming Economic Events

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Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has added AlphaFlash Risk Signal to its AlphaFlash brand of automated news feeds. The service alerts users to upcoming economic releases, giving them the opportunity to adjust trading and risk management systems ahead of releases.

The service has been developed in response to customer interest in accounting for economic indicators in trading strategies, particularly algo strategies that may need to be changed at the time of an economic event. In terms of risk, the service supports management of the risk of trading around economic events by including all very market moving events.

To date, AlphaFlash Risk Signal covers more than 150 economic indicators and releases including central bank interest rate decisions, employment numbers, housing statistics, gross domestic product figures, industry output and US Department of Agriculture releases. Other data, perhaps covering time events such as market opening and closing, will be added as the service develops.

The service sources data from AlphaFlash macroeconomic releases and sends alert messages that are unique to each economic indicator at time intervals starting at 24 hours before a release and counting down to one hour, one minute, 30 seconds and 10 seconds. A final message to confirm the data has been released is sent within milliseconds and this is followed by the actual reported data. Customers connect to one of the company’s global data centres to access the service and messages are sent in binary format via IP multicast or TCP to make the feed easy to integrate into trading and risk infrastructure.

Like AlphaFlash, which was introduced in 2010 and delivers over 300 market moving events, AlphaFlash Risk Signal is geared to low latency, automated trading and is expected to find favour among firms running algo trading strategies or algo market making strategies.

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