Key Benefits of Algorithmic Trading

Key Benefits of Algorithmic Trading

By Capital Markets CIO Outlook | Monday, September 21, 2020

When a computer carries out a trade, the error of putting in the wrong trade can be avoided. Whereas in manual entries, there are high chances of buying the wrong currency pair or incorrect amount

Fremont, CA: Algorithmic trading has gained popularity because of the advantages that it holds over manual trading. It is more accurate and cost-effective. Because algorithms are written ahead and carried out automatically, these trades' speed is measured in fractions of a second, faster than human imagination.

Here are five advantages of algorithmic trading:

Ability to Backtest

Traders find it challenging to understand which parts of their trading system work and what doesn't as they cannot run their system on past data. However, with algo trading, algorithms can be run based on past data to check if it worked in the past. This ability offers significant benefits as it allows users to remove any trading system errors before running it live.

Top 10 Algo Trading Solution Companies - 2020Ability to Keep Human Emotions Apart from the Market

With algo trading, human emotions can be eliminated from the markets, as trades are restricted with a set of predefined requirements. Human trading is vulnerable to emotions like fear and greed, which could lead to poor decision making.

Reduced Transaction Costs

Traders need no spend a lot of time tracking the markets with algo trading since trades can be performed without constant supervision. This decrease in time for trading minimizes transaction costs due to the saved opportunity cost of continuously tracking the markets.

Speed

Trading with algorithms can scan and execute different indicators at speed humans cannot perceive. More opportunities are available at better prices as trades can be accessed and performed faster.

Accuracy

One of the key benefits of algorithmic trading is accuracy. When a computer carries out a trade, mistakes of putting in the wrong trade can be avoided. Whereas in manual entries, there are high chances of buying the wrong currency pair or incorrect amount. With a computer algorithm, this can be double-checked so that the correct order is entered.

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