Algo / Algorithmic trading Basics

What is Algo Trading?

Algo trading is the new game of stock trading without any manual interventions using state of the art automatic programs which acts as robot to buy and sell stocks as per the rules of the game. 16% of India runs on Algos today. It will grow beyond 50% in the next 4 years

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 Algorithmic trading (automated trading, black-box trading or simply Algo-trading) is the process of using computers programmed to follow a defined set of instructions (an algorithm) for placing a trade in order to generate profits at a speed and frequency that is impossible for a human trader. 


  1. The defined sets of rules are based on timing, price, quantity or any mathematical model. 

  2. Apart from profit opportunities for the trader, Algo-trading makes markets more liquid and makes trading more systematic by ruling out the impact of human emotions on trading activities. 

  3. Trading Rules are nothing but set of trading instructions to the computer which explains

  4. What Instrument to Trade?

  5. When to Enter/Exit?

  6. How many number of shares/lots to trade

  7. Which direction to Trade Long/Short

  8. To trade intraday or positional

Why people move to Algo trading?

  • To profit from mathematical rules

  • To avoid emotional trades

  • To reduce trade monitoring

  • To get better trading execution

  • To maintain trade discipline

  • To generate consistent profitability

  • To trade multiple strategies

  • To trade multiple stocks/futures 

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601  Introduction to trading
602  Defining the rules for trading
603  Design your system
604  How to get your also system coded?
605  How to validate your system?
606  How to back test your system?
607  How to benchmark your system?
608  How to take your system live?
609  Periodic review of your system
610  Position sizing your system

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