This is not a delay.
You see a price on IG (or any
dealing platform) of 100 PAT only shows a price of 98, 5 mins later pat
shows 100 and this looks like a delay.What is happening is that FOREX
is quoted from banks all around the world.
This means, unlike an
EXCHANGE where the price is quoted from that one central point forex
may be quoted from 50 worldwide banks, SOME of these banks MAY quote
the 100 price that you see on IG but other may not. It depends on THAT
Millisecond what price gets transmitted.
If pat had a feed from just IG then EVERY price would match EXACTLY.
uses what is know as a composite feed, this is NOT the normal way of doing
things. (But then PAT is not "normal") A composite feed means you take X number of banks and look at
them all for a high and low of what they are offering. The final price that you see in PAT will normally be matching what your brokers is saying, if it is not then your broker as "left the PACK so to speak" albeit most probably for only seconds.
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