Saturday, September 14, 2013

Algorithm Trading: Raw Facts and Myths - Leonard Kok

Hear from a Real Trader - Leonard Kok, Professional Trader, Vice Chairman of Association of Financial and Commodity Traders (Singapore) (AFACT)        SGX Auditorium 13Sep13  630pm - 830pm.



From Pit To Algorithm Trading 

1.Personal Trading Journey 
    Spent Years Developing Trading Skills
    From Fearful to Fearless - Risk Control
    Mastering the Advantages of Pit Trading
    Speed in Decision and Execution
    First Hand Knowledge of Liquidity Flow
    Noises and Actions Developed Better Judgements
    We were the Modern Days Algos
    Emergence of Electronic Trading

What is Algorithmic Trading
Algorithmic Trading is the use of electronic platforms for entering trading orders with an algorithm which will execute one or more pre-programmed trading instructions whose variables may include timing, price, or quantity of the order, or in many cases initiating the order by a computer with little human intervention. Also called automated trading, black-box trading or simply algo trading. The most famous Algorithmic Trading strategy is High Frequency Trading (HFT).

2.Life After Pit Trading - New Electronic Trading Experience 
   Starting from Zero - No more Pit Advantages
   Click Trading - Unable to Compete Due to Age
    Recreate the Advantages of Pit Trading
    Server Colocation
    Developing Algorithm Strategies

3.Edge and Advantages of Colocation Servers 
   Ultra High Speed in Execution
   Ultra High Speed in Response
   Ultra High Speed Flexibility
   More Secure and Reliable

4.Algorithm Strategies 
    High Frequency Trading
    Inter Market and Intra Market Arbitrage
    Smart Scalping and Day Trading
    Smart Market Making

5.Demo - Smart Trading and Smart Market Making
RTS Trading Platform (tradingtechnologies.com) is used for demo. Very impressive but costing platform to subscribe.




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