Algorithmic Trading

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Algorithmic Trading

A computerized trading system that institutional investors use to make large transactions in securities while affecting their prices as little as possible. Algorithmic trading uses complicated mathematical formulas to identify the ideal times to buy and sell securities in large batches. Usually, algorithmic trading involves dividing trading a large number of securities as smaller groups so as not to cause panic buying or panic selling. Algorithmic trading contrasts with program trading, which is also a computerized system but does not attempt to minimize price changes. Algorithmic trading is also called black box trading.
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QuantHouse provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions including ultra-low latency market data, algo trading development frameworks, proximity hosting and order routing to hedge funds, market makers, proprietary desks, brokers and sell-side firms.
The Australian market has an active algo trading community with several buy- and sell-side firms looking for machine-readable news for their trading applications," said Georg Gross, head of front office data and analytics at Deutsche Borse, adding that this was the reason the firm had chosen Sydney as the starting point for its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
While the use of Internet-based accounts has certainly been a factor in the rise in retail stock trading, the penetration of algo trading has been the primary driver behind the increase in overall volumes--including the larger ticket institutional orders, according to TSE Senior Executive Tomoyoshi Uranishi.
Different firms have different strategies, thus different needs, Whether you're at high frequency trading firm, an institutional market maker, a prop trading firm or on an algo trading desk, the challenge is placing speed into its proper context within the accelerated market data equation.
The Competition is held for students from universities in Hong Kong to foster the pursuit of algo trading among university students.
Simply put, algo trading is an automated process that carries out trading operations across stock exchanges, based on a slew of pre-defined criteria.
In the increasingly important category of US Equity Algorithmic Trading, the top position is held jointly by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, which are used for algo trading by 60%--64% of institutional investors.