Can Algorithmic Traders Still Succeed at the Retail Level?

It is common, as a beginning algorithmic trader practising at retail level, to question whether it is still possible to compete with the large institutional quant funds. In this article I would like to argue that due to the nature of the institutional regulatory environment, the organisational structure and a need to maintain investor relations, that funds

Steps to Becoming a Quant Trader

Lucrative salaries, hefty bonuses and creativity on the job have resulted in quantitative trading becoming an attractive career option. Quantitative traders, or quants for short, use mathematical models to identify trading opportunities and buy and sell securities. The influx of candidates from academia, software development and engineering have made the field quite competitive. In this

Everything You Need To Know About Automated Trading

Wouldn't it be great to have a robot trade on your behalf and earn guaranteed profits? It's a dream of many to find the perfect computerised trading system for automated trading that guarantees profits, and requires little input from the trader themselves. Whilst there are many automated trading systems available, there are a few burning

Automated Trading Systems: The Pros and Cons

Traders and investors can turn precise entry, exit and money management rules into automated trading systems that allow computers to execute and monitor the trades. One of the biggest attractions of strategy automation is that it can take some of the emotion out of trading since trades are automatically placed once certain criteria are met.

Learn Algorithmic Trading: A Step By Step Guide

From : With the boom in technological advancements in trading and financial market applications, algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading is being welcomed and accepted by exchanges all over the world. Within a decade, it is the most common way of trading in the developed markets and is rapidly spreading in the developing economies. It

High-Frequency Trading: A Primer

The term “stock exchange” tends to conjure up images of a room crowded with men in suits – one hand pressing phone firmly to ear, the other waving furiously in the air. And once upon a time those iconic images were an accurate representation of the controlled chaos that was the floor of the venerable

Intro To Algo Trading

I discussed the different types of trading which includes algorithmic, discretionary, and hybrid trading. Let’s say you are intrigued by algorithmic trading. What is it exactly and what are the advantages and disadvantages of it? I will discuss all these topics in this article. What is An “Algo?” Anytime you trade, whether you are a

Basics of Algorithmic Trading: Concepts and Examples

Algorithmic trading (also called automated trading, black-box trading, or algo-trading) uses a computer program that follows a defined set of instructions (an algorithm) to place a trade. The trade, in theory, can generate profits at a speed and frequency that is impossible for a human trader. The defined sets of rules are based on timing,

The explanation of "Fundamental Analysis"

Fundamental analysis is a method of evaluating a security in an attempt to assess its intrinsic value, by examining related economic, financial, and other qualitative and quantitative factors. Fundamental analysts study anything that can affect the security's value, including macroeconomic factors (e.g. economy and industry conditions) and microeconomic factors (e.g. financial conditions and company management).

12.Chart Analyzing Tutorials: Conclusion

Traders use chart patterns to help determine which direction the price is going, and potentially how far it could go. Chart patterns like head and shoulders, triangles, cup and handles, double/triple tops and bottoms, flags pennants, rounded bottoms, and wedges all provide entry points, stop loss levels, and profit target estimates, making them almost complete