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As pertains to trading, latency is defined as a lapse of time or delay between an order being placed and executed. The timely reception of relevant market information and the ability to work on it is primarily impacted by latency issues. High-frequency traders focus on minimizing latency as much as they can to ensure the speedy execution of their trades since delays can cut their profitability.

Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong.