• Algo trading – is the algorithmic strategy the key to trader’s success?


What is the advantage of the machine over a man? It has infinite possibilities for collecting and analyzing data, but above all, it’s devoid of emotions making trading more effective. Previously, large IT departments were being created to develop algorithms that’ll do all the trading instead of humans. This so-called algo trading is an approach based on strictly defined rules with no space for acting on a hunch.

What is algo trading?

To simplify, algo trading is a process of using a program (algorithm) to define and follow a set of instructions for placing trades. Traders use it to generate profits at a frequency impossible to maintain by a human. It’s getting more and more popular because of its speed and the possibility to mitigate human emotions as they often affect performance.

Using technology – whether it’s AI or not – to optimize trading strategies is all about identifying patterns and analyzing them to predict how/when the market changes. Sounds easy but it’s not. The market itself is very volatile and the analysis requires gathering a vast amount of data from diverse sources. There are platforms emerging that provide crowdsourced data from mobile apps and social media or market data such as historical price data, trading volumes, capitalization, best trading strategies, etc. Considering that, it’s becoming more and more accessible to deploy your own algo trading strategies. But still, is developing the most extensive strategy, using the best EA robots enough to succeed? What about time, those micro latencies counted in microseconds, that are the most important part of your orders’ execution? Even the best strategy can turn ineffective without immediate execution.

The principles of effective trading

What are the elements of effective trading? Well, an advanced trading strategy is one of them, for sure. What you also need is a reliable matching engine with no last look execution and ultra-fast data feeds. To keep up with the changing industry, it has become essential for brokers and institutional clients to speed up execution. No last look means that when a request to trade against the quoted price is received, the liquidity provider (LP) won’t hold the request and will fill the trade at the price quoted. That in turn eliminates unnecessary delay.

Yet, what if the time of execution could be shorter? Giving a trader those few microseconds of advantage? Even little changes such as reducing the distance to speed up the communication between the matching engine and the MetaTrader platform matter. If you are serious about becoming a broker and want to make money on your business, you need a trusted partner who will understand the rules of trading and deliver high-end, proven technologies.

Matching engine with no last look execution

Match-Trade’s matching engine not only offers no last look execution but is also installed right next to the MT4 platform. All in the efficient and very stable OVH data centre that meets the highest safety standards. With our partner’s LP Match-Prime servers set beside, this combo offers the shortest possible time of execution. What makes Mach-Trade’s matching engine unique on the market is the fact that in the order book the customer not only sees the price set by the broker but his trade is also matched with the other clients’ orders. And such procedure, by default, leaves no place for the last look.

However, even the best tools will not be successful if they are not cost-effective. Here, at Match-Trade we understand the principles of sustainable business. That’s why we offer comprehensive solutions enabling our clients to start their own brokerage at a reasonable price. What’s more, we provide them with support in the implementation and configuration of our products. We also cooperate with the Match-Prime liquidity provider regulated by CySEC to ensure our clients get access to deep liquidity. All while maintaining small spreads and free connectivity via our MT4/MT5 Bridge.

Match-Trade’s system offers no last look execution and fix API connector. The latter allows for seamless integration with Match-Trade Client Office for MT4, MT5 or every other third-party platform provider. Furthermore, we have a wide range of broker’s software. Our experts provide complete integration including emulating any API used by the broker. This makes the adoption of our solutions swifter and guarantees the processing of all the transactions without unnecessary delays.To learn more about possible cost optimization for your brokerage business please read this article or let us know what are your monthly costs so we can estimate your possible savings.

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