Welcome to AlgoTraining.com. This site is about algorithmic trading.
In electronic financial markets, algorithmic trading or automated trading, also known as algo trading, black-box trading or robo trading, is the use of computer programs for entering trading orders with the computer algorithm deciding on aspects of the order such as the timing, price, or quantity of the order, or in many cases initiating the order without human intervention.Algorithmic Trading is widely used by pension funds, mutual funds, and other buy side (investor driven) institutional traders, to divide large trades into several smaller trades in order to manage market impact, and risk.Sell side traders, such as market makers and some hedge funds, provide liquidity to the market, generating and executing orders automatically.A special class of algorithmic trading is "high-frequency trading" (HFT), in which computers make elaborate decisions to initiate orders based on information that is received electronically, before human traders are capable of processing the information they observe. This has resulted in a dramatic change of the market microstructure, particularly in the way liquidity is provided.Algorithmic trading may be used in any investment strategy, including market making, inter-market spreading, arbitrage, or pure speculation (including trend following). The investment decision and implementation may be augmented at any stage with algorithmic support or may operate completely automatically ("on auto-pilot").A third of all EU and US stock trades in 2006 were driven by automatic programs, or algorithms, according to Boston-based financial services industry research and consulting firm Aite Group. As of 2009, HFT firms account for 73% of all US equity trading volume.
I make use of programs to run portfolios that make use of different strategies to deliver the returns that you see here.
My background is in IT and I have worked in the financial sector for the past 10 years.
I have been fascinated by the technology and have spent considerable efforts to make it safe for live accounts.
Below is the performance of one of my accounts. Fully automated since 4th Jul 2011.