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Algos 101: POV

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

If you’ve been following around with our Algo 101 series, you’ve already gotten a taste of parts 1 and 2 with our TWAP and VWAP posts; and if you haven’t read those, we recommend taking 5 mins after this to get a quick refresher. So, this is the third post in this series helping those […]

Algos 101: VWAP

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

This is the second post in our Algo Execution Educational 101 Series to help those interested in algorithmic execution understand how different types of algorithms work and the execution issues they’re intended to solve. This week we’re focusing on the VWAP algo. Strategy Name:   VWAP VWAP stands for Volume Weighted Average Price, and similar to how a TWAP enters […]

Algos 101: TWAP

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

With automated trading and algorithmic execution strategies accounting for 85% of equities trading, its no secret algos have become a useful implementation tools in Futures markets. Algos have a lot going on from TWAP vs brISK, to implementation and slippage cost; and that’s just the tip of the ICEBERG. So what better way to educate […]

Participation, Opportunistic, & Liquidity Based Execution Algorithms

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

Today’s top firms know there’s more to alpha than just higher trading profits. There’s also minimizing trading costs when implementing your investment strategies.  Aside from fixed costs like brokerage and exchange fees, the somewhat hidden costs of execution slippage can erode your alpha and impact overall performance.  Not being able to get filled at the […]

THE PANDEMIC STOLE MY LIQUIDITY

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

Liquidity dislocations during the pandemic Over the course of the last few weeks we’ve experienced unprecedented moves in our markets, with major indices like the Nasdaq falling -28% from its highs, only to recover by advancing +31%. Meanwhile, the sudden and sharp decline in demand for oil resulted in never before seen price movements including […]

PLAYING JEOPARDY LIKE A QUANT

Category: EXECUTION ALGORITHM

  If you haven’t heard yet, 35 year old James Holzhauer has been killing it on Jeopardy of late. Per fivethirtyeight.com: Holzhauer has played this game like no one has ever played it before — large bets coupled with expert navigation of the game board. He has now [won 19] games with his total winnings sitting […]