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2019 e-Trading Survey

A look forward on transformational trends


For the third year, J.P. Morgan conducted an online survey of e-trading trends with the addition of macro market trends and transformational technologies for 2019. Institutional traders shared their insights and predictions, with the majority being FX traders, the rest being rates and commodities traders.


Which potential development will have the biggest impact on the markets in 2019?

map-mobile B re xit 12% 55% The Evolution of U.S. Trade Strategy The growth of China 24% Emerging market growth 8%

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are predicted to be the most influential for shaping the future of trading.

Macro Market and Trading Trends

Macro issues traders face in 2019

radial-1_legend Global e c onomic un c e r tai n t y 45% Geopolitical e v e n ts 38% Market stru c tu r e cha n ges 1 0 % N e w t r adi n g st r ategies 5%

Daily issues traders face in 2019

radial-2_legend Best e x ecution r equi r eme n ts 18% Liquidi t y av ailabili t y 40% Efficien c y of p r o c ess 25% Pri c e t r anspa r en c y 1 7 %

Most important criteria when selecting a liquidity source?

mini-trio-1 72% Pri c e consistency 6 3 % Availability during volatile markets
mini-trio-2 54% E x ecution quality 37% R esponse times
mini-trio-3 Created with Sketch. 1 6 % E x ecution ratios 1 4 % I n ternalization

Banks are by far the most-used source of liquidity whether connecting directly or via algos.

The impact of MiFID II on the global liquidity landscape

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radial-3_legend Created with Sketch. Significa n tly mo r e challe n gi n g 11% Som e what mo r e challe n gi n g 32% Slig h tly mo r e challe n gi n g 30% No mo r e challe n gi n g 27%

Technologies that will shape the future of trading

bubble-mobile Created with Sketch. NEXT 12 MONTHS NEXT 3 YEARS Natu r al la n guage processing Mobile t r adi n g applications Blockchain AI / Machine learning 5% 28% 9% 5 7 % 9% 11% 1 9 % 6 1 %

Beliefs about Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

trio-sm 68% Of t r ade r s beli e v e that AI/machine learning provides deep data analytics 6 2 % Of t r ade r s beli e v e that AI/machine learning optimizes trade execution 4 9 % Of t r ade r s beli e v e that AI/machine learning represents an opportunity to hone their trading decisions

Understanding specific FX algorithms is the most important driver for their usage.
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Most important data services for supporting best execution

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bar-legend-2 Created with Sketch. R eal-time data P r e-t r ade t r anspa r en c y data TCA / best execution support Transaction data sharing Assisted r epo r ti n g - transaction reporting Assisted r epo r ti n g - post-trade transparency 72% 38% 36% 25% 2 3 % 20%

Real-time data is the most important service that traders want to help support best execution, and the most useful overall.

Most useful data tools

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bar-legend-3 Created with Sketch. P r edi c ted and r eal-time market conditions 63% K e y pe r f orman c e benchmarks 54% Trade type performance comparison 4 3 % V enue performance 2 6 % P r e-t r ade e xpe c tations versus outcome of order 2 6 % Pre-trade optimizer 2 6 % 44% T r ade t ype historical data

At least a third of traders positively associate the provision of TCA services with their trading and agree that it would be optimal if a multi-asset provider could meet all their needs.

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