Important Announcement Regarding Market Volume

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Market Activity Overview

We estimate that market activity is roughly doubling each year. That means if we sent 10,000 ticks in a 20 min period in 2004, we're likely sending close to 80,000 in a similar 20 minute period in 2007. Increases have come across the board on Futures, Forex, Equities, and Options. Market activity tends to spike during the open and closing periods each day and when major news is announced. We also see intraday spikes at other times as automated trade and quote systems kick-in after crossing a new threshold. 

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