Currency trading system, methods, and software

  • US 8,392,311 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2006
  • Issued: 03/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of trading currencies over a computer network connecting a trading system server and at least one trading client system, comprising the steps of:

  • (i) at the trading system server, determining and dynamically maintaining a plurality of current exchange rates, each current exchange rate relating to a pair of currencies and including a first price to buy a first currency of the pair with respect to a second currency of the pair and a second price to sell the first currency of the pair with respect to the second currency of the pair;

    (ii) transmitting data from the trading system server to a trading client system, the transmitted data representing at least one current exchange rate at the time of the transmission;

    (iii) at the trading client system, displaying the first and second prices for each received current exchange rate to a user;

    (iv) at the trading client system, accepting input from the user identifying a pair of currencies the user desires to trade, an amount of at least one currency of the pair desired to be traded and a requested trade price at which it is desired to effect the trade;

    (v) transmitting the accepted input from the trading client system to the trading system server;

    (vi) at the trading system server, comparing the requested trade price to the respective first price or second price of the corresponding current exchange rate at that time and, if the respective first price or second price of the corresponding current exchange rate at that time is equal to or better than the requested trade price, effecting the trade at the corresponding respective current exchange rate first price or second price and if the corresponding current exchange rate is worse than the requested trade price, refusing the trade; and

    (vii) transmitting from the trading system server to the trading client system an indication of whether the trade was refused or transacted and, if transacted, an indication of the price the trade was transacted at.

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