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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 […]