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A trading turret or dealer board is a specialized telephony key system that is generally used by financial traders on their trading desks.wikipedia
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A trading turret or dealer board is a specialized telephony key system that is generally used by financial traders on their trading desks.
These systems commonly have their front end units referred to as Turrets and are notable for their presentation of hoot-n-holler circuits.

Electronic trading platform

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Although most trading volume is now done via electronic trading platforms, some phone trading persists and trading turrets are common on trading desks of investment banks.
The client graphical user interface of the electronic trading platforms can be used to place various orders and are also sometimes called trading turrets (though this may be a misuse of the term, as some refer to the specialized PBX phones used by traders).

Hoot-n-holler

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In addition, many traders have dozens or hundreds of dedicated speed dial buttons and large distribution hoot-n-holler or Squawk box circuits which allow immediate mass dissemination or exchange of information to other traders within their organization or to customers and counter-parties.
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Trader (finance)

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A trading turret or dealer board is a specialized telephony key system that is generally used by financial traders on their trading desks.

Open outcry

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Trading has progressed from floor trading through phone trading to electronic trading during the later half of the twentieth century with phone trading having dominated during the 1980s and 1990s.

Electronic trading

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Trading has progressed from floor trading through phone trading to electronic trading during the later half of the twentieth century with phone trading having dominated during the 1980s and 1990s.

Investment banking

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Although most trading volume is now done via electronic trading platforms, some phone trading persists and trading turrets are common on trading desks of investment banks.

Dedicated line

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Trading turrets enable users to visualize and prioritize incoming call activity from customers or counter-parties and make calls to these same people instantaneously by pushing a single button to access dedicated point-to-point telephone lines (commonly called Ringdown circuits).

Ringdown

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Trading turrets enable users to visualize and prioritize incoming call activity from customers or counter-parties and make calls to these same people instantaneously by pushing a single button to access dedicated point-to-point telephone lines (commonly called Ringdown circuits).

Stock

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Due to these requirements many Turrets have multiple handsets and multi-channel speaker units, generally these are shared by teams (for example: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange) or in some cases globally across whole trading organizations.

Fixed income

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Due to these requirements many Turrets have multiple handsets and multi-channel speaker units, generally these are shared by teams (for example: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange) or in some cases globally across whole trading organizations.

Foreign exchange market

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Due to these requirements many Turrets have multiple handsets and multi-channel speaker units, generally these are shared by teams (for example: equities, fixed income, foreign exchange) or in some cases globally across whole trading organizations.

Time-division multiplexing

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As processing power has increased and switching technologies have matured, voice trading systems are evolving from digital time-division multiplexing (TDM) system architectures to Internet Protocol (IP) server-based architectures.

Instant messaging

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IP technologies have transformed communications for traders by enabling converged, multimedia communications that include, in addition to traditional voice calls, presence-based communications such as: unified communications and messaging, instant messaging (IM), chat and audio/video conferencing.

Videotelephony

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IP technologies have transformed communications for traders by enabling converged, multimedia communications that include, in addition to traditional voice calls, presence-based communications such as: unified communications and messaging, instant messaging (IM), chat and audio/video conferencing.

Intercom

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While some of trading turret systems also include intercom functions, it is common that financial services firms use an independent intercom system alongside with trading turret systems.

Stock market data systems

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Stock market data systems

Straight-through processing

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Straight-through processing (STP)

IPC Systems

IPC's products, called trading turrets, are specialized, multi-line, multi-speaker communications devices used by traders.

Green Key

Green Key Technologies, a major telephony key system used in financial trading turrets