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OptionsCity

OptionsCity Hosting, coupled with OptionsCity’s robust software platform, enables clients to quickly connect to major financial exchanges around the world allowing clients to cut capital and operational costs and focus on trading opportunities. The new offering includes both proximity and colocation hosting in strategic data center locations across the U.S. and Europe.

OptionsCity Hosting leverages data centers in Chicago, Aurora, New Jersey, London, Frankfurt, and Basildon. Technical advantages of OptionsCity Hosting include high quality network performance, low latency connectivity and a redundant, fault-tolerant, scalable and secure infrastructure.

Metro and Freeway

Metro and Freeway are built for speed. Our server-based architecture was designed to allow for speed and scalability, connecting directly to the exchange matching engine.

Metro is an out-of-the-box platform with an intuitive user interface that gives traders and market makers full control of options pricing and risk management and to execute electronically. Freeway is an engine that sits in this ecosystem and works with Metro; it allows users to build and automate strategies and algorithms. Users can even put in their own strategies and algorithms side by side with the rest of the trading ecosystem, and write their own code.

OptionsCity Metro is made up of two main parts – CityServer and CityFront. CityServer, which is the backbone of Metro, contains the quoting engine, theoretical value generator, risk manager, and exchange connectivity APIs. CityFront, with an easy to use interface, resides on the trading workstations. Traders can control, manage, and monitor everything that’s going on with their trades and view as much or as little information as they’d like to.

Freeway’s architecture is optimized for efficiency and high throughput with micro-second “in-process” execution of algorithms.  Freeway allows for simultaneous direct access to various exchanges with support for third-party order routing.

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Insights

Meet the OptionsCity Interns - Making an Impact

Meet the OptionsCity Interns - Making an Impact


One of the key objectives of OptionsCity's internship program is to make sure that our interns work on real projects where they make a lasting impact during their short time at OptionsCity.   READ MORE +
An Exciting Place to Work

An Exciting Place to Work


Human Resources Generalist, Christy Haras, and CTO, Victor Glava, discuss what makes OptionsCity a unique and innovative workplace along with key qualities sought in potential employees.   READ MORE +


Announcements

OptionsCity Reveals Metro NOW, Empowers Users to Build a Customized Trading Experience

OptionsCity Reveals Metro NOW, Empowers Users to Build a Customized Trading Experience


OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the next generation software of its flagship trading platform, Metro NOW, will be available early next year.    READ MORE +
OptionsCity Supports Access to Brazilian Exchange

OptionsCity Supports Access to Brazilian Exchange


Chicago, October 15, 2014 – OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm has completed certification through CME Group’s GlobalPartnership for trading on BM&FBOVESPA, Brazil’s largest equities and derivatives exchange.   READ MORE +
Build Your Own Experience with OptionsCity

Build Your Own Experience with OptionsCity


Visit OptionsCity at Booth #920 at FIA Expo Chicago 2014 to be your own architect in our Lego building challenge! See how our next generation software meets the needs of a range of customers by providing each with a customized package, allowing them to Build Their Own Experience.    READ MORE +
OptionsCity Announces Support for CME Market Data Platform 3.0 Upgrade

OptionsCity Announces Support for CME Market Data Platform 3.0 Upgrade


Chicago, September 29, 2014 – OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm has completed certification with CME Group’s Market Data Platform (MDP) 3.0.   READ MORE +
OptionsCity Revs Up Automation and Risk Management with Metro 5.2

OptionsCity Revs Up Automation and Risk Management with Metro 5.2


Chicago, July 30, 2014 - OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that an upgrade to its flagship trading platform, Metro, will be available mid-August. Metro 5.2 has extended performance with added functionality that allows traders and brokers to manage...   READ MORE +
OptionsCity Supports Transition of NYSE Liffe US Products to ICE

OptionsCity Supports Transition of NYSE Liffe US Products to ICE


OptionsCity Supports Transition of NYSE Liffe US Products to ICE Chicago, June 24, 2014 – OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, today announced that the firm is offering customers immediate access to Liffe US products following their transition to Intercontinental Exchange’s futures...   READ MORE +
Spinaris Capital Selects OptionsCity to Trade on CME and Eurex

Spinaris Capital Selects OptionsCity to Trade on CME and Eurex


OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, announced that London-based Spinaris Capital will expand its FX and energy options trading utilizing OptionsCity’s Metro and Freeway platforms.   READ MORE +


Events

Live Webinar: Exploring the Latest Volatility Advancements in Metro 5.2

Live Webinar: Exploring the Latest Volatility Advancements in Metro 5.2


Ever wanted to have more flexibility when calibrating a volatility curve to match market prices? Traders can now leverage improved pricing and valuation in the volatility advancements in Metro 5.2. Advancements include the ability to assign the center of a floating volatility curve in terms of the point type. Instead...   READ MORE +
OptionsCity Exhibits at FIA Expo 2014

OptionsCity Exhibits at FIA Expo 2014


Stop by booth #920 at FIA Expo to see OptionsCity’s latest build and buy solution giving derivatives traders a competitive edge and add your own building to our city for a chance to win exciting prizes.   READ MORE +
STAC Fund Poker Tournament

STAC Fund Poker Tournament


Join STAC and sponsor OptionsCity for a first-class, Vegas style tournament with over $10,000 in prizes to be won.  The evening includes a full Gibson’s dinner, open bar, raffle, additional casino games and more!  Net proceeds benefit the STAC Scholarship Fund.   READ MORE +
Trader’s Fulcrum Networking Event

Trader’s Fulcrum Networking Event


Join your fellow traders, fund managers, asset allocators, brokers, service providers, and lovers of all things market-related at Hubbard Inn in Chicago’s River North district on September 23rd as OptionsCity will once again sponsor the popular Trader’s Fulcrum Q3 networking event.   READ MORE +
10th Annual FIA Chicago Golf Outing

10th Annual FIA Chicago Golf Outing


OptionsCity Software will be attending the 10th Annual FIA Chicago Golf Outing on September 22nd, 2014.   READ MORE +
Join OptionsCity at The STAC Fund Faceoff Hockey Game!

Join OptionsCity at The STAC Fund Faceoff Hockey Game!


Join OptionsCity Software at The STAC Fund Faceoff Hockey Game! Face off for the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) Fund! Lace up your skates and take to the ice for a hockey game at Johnny’s Ice House. Net proceeds benefit the STAC Scholarship Fund. Spectator tickets also available.    READ MORE +
Capturing Volatility: Trading MGEX’s Hard Spring Wheat Contract with OptionsCity

Capturing Volatility: Trading MGEX’s Hard Spring Wheat Contract with OptionsCity


Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) and OptionsCity will explore market opportunities with a focus on Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW). With insight that includes the growth recently seen in the options market, the wheat market will be explored in Metro, the OptionsCity electronic trading and market making platform, which enables traders...   READ MORE +


OptionsCity Hosting, coupled with OptionsCity’s robust software platform, enables clients to quickly connect to major financial exchanges around the world allowing clients to cut capital and operational costs and focus on trading opportunities. The new offering includes both proximity and colocation hosting in strategic data center locations across the U.S. and Europe.