A time traveller’s guide to the future of trading’ is brought to you by IG.
IG is an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFD trading,1 and best forex provider.2 It provides leveraged trading products across all its markets, and an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands.
The company is a member of the FTSE 250, and has offices across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. It also offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand in the US.
About the project
Thirteen of IG’s financial writers and analysts took a survey in which they submitted predictions describing what trading technology might look like in 2069.
In the first instance, respondents were asked to give their general assessments of possible developments in trading technology over the next 50 years. They then submitted additional predictions regarding potential developments in six more specific categories: emerging technologies (eg blockchain and quantum computing), alerts and signals, risk management tools, platform technology, trading accessibility, and other enhancements.
Our writers and analysts voted for the predictions which they thought were the most plausible based on their in-depth industry knowledge, with the most popular ideas being written up as articles.
The ideas presented remain purely hypothetical and are in no way to be taken as a definitive or certain assessment of what trading in 2069 will be like.
1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019)
2 Based on the Investment Trends 2018 Singapore CFD & FX Report, based on a survey of over 4,500 traders and investors.
3 This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.