What are the Advantages of Automated Trading?

What are the Advantages of Automated Trading?

Capital Markets CIO Outlook | Friday, April 30, 2021

The method of assessing a trading strategy using historical data is known as backtesting. It's a great tool for analysts to use before executing a trade to see how well a specific position can do in a live market.

Fremont, CA: Financial markets, from stocks to cryptocurrencies, depend on a colossal amount of data. The information is — and has been — used to create algorithms that can transact on behalf of individuals or large corporations. Indeed, Wall Street has a high rate of automation adoption, with systems performing 80-90 percent of stock trades rather than humans. These systems use machine learning to decide the best times to buy and sell, which can mean the difference between huge profits and equally huge losses.

It's important to note, though, that all technology has two sides, and automated trading is no exception. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of automated trading to help you determine if it's worth investigating:

Advantages:

Objectivity: When huge sums of money are on the line, it's difficult to remain impartial, particularly in volatile markets. Take, for example, the foreign exchange sector. The political and economic factors that affect forex rates are to blame for the high volatility. This is why everyone trading forex needs to stay on top of recent events in order to keep track of currency fluctuations. A recession, for example, is one form of event that can cause a currency's value to fall.

Emotions, on the other hand, are a trader's worst enemy. In rapidly changing markets, overexcitement at favorable conditions or panic in the face of unfavorable ones can lead to costly mistakes. Automation removes feelings from the equation and replaces them with data to make rational decisions.

Backtesting: The method of assessing a trading strategy using historical data is known as backtesting. It's a great tool for analysts to use before executing a trade to see how well a specific position can do in a live market. It also works with a variety of instruments, including stocks, commodities, and cryptocurrencies.

For example, one can use previous patterns to forecast the profitability of trading oil futures, one of the most important commodities, during a recession. Traders may use backtesting to improve their trading strategy based on how well or poorly it has performed in the past. Overall, automating this mechanism reduces the environmental risks associated with trading.

Speed and Convenience: Traders with varying levels of experience can use mechanical systems like robo-advisors. Trades have been increasingly quicker as a result of automation relative to previous decades. It's a big trading advantage to be able to respond instantly to sudden market shifts.

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