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These Aren’t Fat Fingers!

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There aren’t many topics I know deeply, but financial data is something I definitely understand well. And, as a veteran of the wonderful world of financial numbers, I want to let you know something: there is plenty of dirty data out there, especially in real time.

The dirty data isn’t deliberate. It isn’t nefarious or some kind of kooky conspiracy. It’s simply flawed. And, in high speed markets, even if the data is 99.8% clean, a data “spike” is going to stick out like a sore thumb.