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johnsonwalter   , 29

from Boise


Retail Traders: It’s Time for You to Begin with Algorithmic Trading

While traditionally, institutional traders and brokers had owned the world of algorithmic trading, but now the time has finally arrived when retail traders can take advantage of algorithmic trading. So let us read on to find out how.

Algorithmic trading or algo trading is another term for automated trading. All the trades are executed with the help of algorithmic trading software that is based on an algorithm and this algorithm is coded in a programming language that is based on a back-tested algorithmic trading strategy. Algorithmic trading comes with several advantages over the manual trading as algorithmic trading comes with fast trade execution, accuracy and 100% compliance with the decided algorithmic trading strategy. And this is why retail traders should get into algorithmic trading.


Advantages of Algorithmic Trading for Retail Traders


  • Increase your Profitable Trades

The most significant reason is if you are a trading a strategy which is profitable for you, you will be able to increase the number of profitable trades to earn more. In trading, losses and profits go hand in hand and you emerge out profitable only when your profits compensate your losses and this is where algorithmic trading can help you achieve the same.


  • Enhance your Market Reach

One of the most important reasons why quantitative trading has been rising in popularity is because it enables traders to make effective strategies quantitatively and make use of efficacious modelling techniques so as to manage potential risks that might come your way. And this further enables them to trade in instruments like options and derivatives which are otherwise not possible for the retail players.


  • Make Disciplined Trading Decisions

Traditionally, the retail traders used to trade on the gut feeling based on the feel of the market. But the gut feeling often turns wrong especially when there is greed involved. But when it comes to algorithmic trading, it follows a pre-decided entry-exit rules that refrains traders from emotional trading and hence, avoids losses.

It is a fact that it requires a lot of work before you kick-start your own algorithmic trading, but it is worth doing it solely because of the benefits and the peace of mind during the execution. So it’s time for retail traders to step into the world of algorithmic trading, so that their trading strategies get right in their trading processes.