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Automated trading                Trading Floor                          

Advantages Advantages Data entry takes place Direct contact between before execution, thus traders; traders can see error-free price reporting. what decisions others appear to make. No need for traders to meet physically, thus There is a real center of no geographical limits. the market, it is thus Immediate position update. easier to get a global view of market opinions. Disadvantages Disadvantages Anonymity of trading: Time lag between execution and who is buying/selling? recording. Sensitivity to telecom/ Recording error potential. computer breakdown.

Treaders need to enter Congested trading pits can set a data into a computer limit to tradeable volume.