Embracing the future: How automated trading is reshaping the markets

October 18, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

Traders are increasingly relying on high-speed data and intelligent algorithms to adapt to fast changing markets. This article takes a look at the growth in algorithmic trading and what it means for gaining an edge in markets moving forward. London-based trader Nathan Rothschild was once the wealthiest man in Britain. He is believed to have sent …

​The Future of Portfolio Diversification

October 6, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

Technology, as it is evolving, is becoming more and more powerful. When it comes to portfolio diversification, Equities.com writer, Michael S. Young, explains how the use sophisticated algorithms create massive new opportunities for investors. Whether you’re a millennial embarking on a relatively new investment journey, a hard working Baby Boomer seeking to grow your portfolio in order to someday enjoy retirement, or …

Algorithmic trading is changing markets

September 27, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

This article highlights the effects algorithmic trading is having on both institutional and individual investors. While we believe individual investors have more options than what is presented, Michael McDonald does a great job describing changes that are happening in the market and the trends that will follow. The classic Wall Street trader is dead. For decades, …

Why Automated Trading is the Next Big Thing for Programmers

September 22, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

Developers are increasingly becoming interested in taking their talents to the financial markets. This article from Programmable Web explains what algorithmic trading is and how it could be a natural progression for today’s programmers. Like most other industries, Wall Street is being disrupted by the explosion in information processing technologies. Long established players in the hedge fund industry …

March of the robo-traders

September 9, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

11 years ago this week, The Economist released a story explaining how algorithmic trading is becoming far more sophisticated for institutions. At the time, robo-traders were helping firms to increase speed, process more data, reduce human error, and reduce payroll. The benefits institutions received from algorithmic trading years ago have finally become available for self-directed traders. This article is both nostalgic for some …

How Wall Street is being taken over by algorithmic trading

September 6, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

This Forbes article points out how legendary trader’s like Paul Tudor Jones and leading hedge funds like Two Sigma and Renaissance Technologies are leading the charge when it comes to algorithmic trading. Paul Tudor Jones helped define the rich hedge fund industry by placing big contrarian trades that made him a billionaire, like anticipating the 1987 …

Rise of the DIY algo traders

August 22, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

Investors are increasingly pulling their money out of managed funds and taking investing in to their own hands.  This article highlights one algorithmic trader’s journey in to becoming a self-directed algorithmic investor. By day Dan Houghton helps run Chilango, a Mexican restaurant chain in London, that he co-founded. By night, he is an algorithmic stock trader, coding complex, automated investment …

What does the emergence of A.I. mean for the financial trading industry?

August 1, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

Companies today are already using artificial intelligence to performing high degrees of technical analysis and to measure the impact big data on financial markets. This article explains where A.I. is used today, where it’s headed and how the financial markets will be effected. These days there is a lot of buzz around the term artificial …

Global algorithmic trading set to grow at CAGR of 10.3% by 2020, report says.

July 21, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

In this article, Pramod Dige of whatech.com summarizes a report which covers the algorithmic trading market from 2016-2020. The articles indicates the marketing is set to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% by 2020. Modern financial markets use advanced mathematical models to arrive at (and execute) transaction decisions. Such automated technologies are referred to as high-speed algorithmic …

The benefits of investing with algorithms

July 5, 2016  |  Rocco Savage

In an article published in The Financial Express, five key benefits of using algorithms when investing are highlighted. While this article is focused on a long-term investing approach, the reasons also apply to short term algorithmic trading. Included below are three of the five benefits. Algorithms can analyze a wider selection Typically, an algorithm can work with …