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Understanding Algorithmic Trading

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Technical mathematical models used to decide on buying and/or selling in the financial market are used by algorithmic trading. Tools for managing the risk factor have been developed to help with strategies on market trends and to estimate risks in dealing with different trades. The future of the market can be predicted much better using these formulas. By using this simply put information about the market the traders do not have to analyze data themselves.

The sequences of steps that are the determining factors in how and when to trade are the two main parts of the trading algorithm. The deciding factor of when to trade in the market is watching and detecting opportunities. Placing and managing your orders in the market is how you will determine when to trade.

The formulas in algorithmic trading are made according to real-time analysis, based on data in the market's history. GAATS are seven proprietary algorithms that are used in algorithmic trading solutions. Taking up to weeks or even months, even for the most adept marketers, the iterative process of development and testing required to develop decent strategies can be a long process. Utilized to help speed up this process is a technology referred to as genetic algorithms.

You can use an artificial market that uses data from the market's history to simulate trading in the real market before you go out and try it. Based on the stock price and price increments during a time period, a market simulator will create data for you from a random number. Before you go out and lose money in the real market, this is a great way to test your skills and see how you will actually do.

The human brokers and traders are having a tough time competing with computers due to the improvements in productivity that have been brought on by algorithmic trading. A few people believe that the programs used will break down under stress because the models that are used in algorithmic trading are reputed to have limitations.

Because large institutional investors purchase substantial amounts of shares every day, they are the main people who utilize algorithmic trading. Without dramatically affecting the stock's price, complex algorithms allow these investors to obtain the best possible price that they can as well as increase purchase costs.

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