Latency and slippage exists in the Forex markets, and it cannot be avoided.
This article is originally referred from Yadix Blog.
Latency and slippage exists in the Forex markets, it cannot be avoided, and slippage is often referred to as a negative aspect of trading.
However, slippage is natural and when you trade with a true STP broker, positive slippage (price improvements) are as common as negative slippage.
Price improvements can increase your trading result and add extra profits to your trades.
Yadix’s technology set-up and direct to markets execution model (NDD) allows you to benefit from price improvements on your fills and increase your profits.
As your orders are executed to a range of liquidity banks and providers, and often the price you want to execute your trade at is better than the price you have requested in your MT4 trading account.
Statistically, Yadix’s traders experience price improvements on 28% of Buy or Sell orders, and 81% of pending orders (stop loss, take profits) trades are executed at a price better than the requested, and this is additional profit added to the trade.
What is Latency?
Latency is the time it takes for your MT4 terminal to communicate with the trade server located at Equinix LD4 in London, and the liquidity providers, who are also hosted at Equinix LD4.
By using cross-connected liquidity within the Equinix LD4 infrastructure, latency is significantly reduced.
Moreover, within the network are multiple data-centers located strategically around the world, that connect via fibre optic technology to ensure all clients experience the lowest latency technology can deliver.
However, the further away you are from London, the higher latency will be, and you are subjected to increased chances of slippage.
A VPS is a great and cost-effective solution.
For clients that rely on ultra-fast execution and the lowest latency possible, Yadix can provide a free VPS with ping times as low as 1ms, so that clients (often scalpers or EA traders) can maximize their performance and execution quality.
During December, Yadix is offering discounted deposit requirements to qualify for a free VPS, delivered by a specialist provider with the lowest latency available (after intense testing of more than 15 VPS providers).
Visit Yadix’s VPS program page to learn more.
Prior to giving up on your Forex robot, Yadix would suggest you try the famous Yadix execution, with a free VPS and judge your performance using the best Forex infrastructure.
Original Source: Yadix Blog