Algorithmic trading

Empirica with lecture at ‘Algorithmic Trading Conference’

Conference on the subject of ‘Algorithmic Trading’ was held at Warsaw Stock Exchange headquarters on the 28th of February 2013. The event was open by the WSE president, Adam Maciejewski. Among the invited guests were: Peter Van Kleef, Lakeview Capital president Michal Rozanski, CEO of Empirica Andrzej Endler, CEO of M10 Michal Kobza, Warsaw Stock Exchange. […]

TWAP Strategy

Time-Weighted Average Price (TWAP) is another trading algorithm based on weighted average price and in compare to Volume-Weighted Average Price its calculations are even simplier. Also it’s one of the first execution algorithms and unlike most algorithms nowadays it’s passive execution algorithm that waits for proper market price to come, doesn’t chase it.   Calculations   […]

Basics of High Frequency Trading

Nanex’s High Frequency Trading Model (Sped Up) Nanex released a video showing the results of half a second of worldwide high frequency trading with Johnson and Johnson stock. I simply sped up the footage to get a better feel of what it looked like. Blow Your Mind. High frequency trading in action CNN’s Maggie Lake […]

Basics of Machine Learning in Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic Game Theory and Practice, Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania, Traditional financial markets have undergone rapid technological change due to increased automation and the introduction of new mechanisms. Such changes have brought with them challenging new problems in algorithmic trading, many of which invite a machine learning approach. I will briefly survey several algorithmic trading problems, focusing […]

Basics of algorithmic trading

  – Trades executed at the best possible prices – Immediate and accurate trade arrangement positioning (thereby high likelihood of performance at desired amounts) – Trades timed right and forthwith, to avert significant cost changes – Reduced transaction costs (see the execution shortfall example below) – Coincident automated tests on multiple marketplace states – Decreased […]

Books on Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic trading is usually perceived as a complicated area for beginners to get to grips with. It covers a broad range of subjects, with certain aspects requiring a substantial amount of adulthood that is mathematical and statistical. Hence it can be incredibly off-putting for the uninitiated. While the details can be learned in an iterative, […]