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Should You Go For Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading


A lot of people are now moving towards what traders are trying to do in US, UK and other developed nation – Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading.

So I thought let me write a quick post and tell you what it is.

Algorithmic trading is basically done by machines. You must be thinking – wow machines who do not have any emotions of greed and fear – wow they will make a lot of money trading on formulas.

I have made formulas in bold. WHY? Because this is the most important part of Algorithmic Trading.

Who will write the formula? And what formula – what exactly is the strategy?

This is where Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading fails. On top of that paying a monthly fees to trade will reduce the profits. And what if your account takes a BIG LOSS? Will you blame the machines or yourself?

Read these huge Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading failures:

High-frequency trading and the $440m mistake

How one bad algorithm cost traders $440m

Interactive Brokers fined $4.5 million for algo trading system failures

Concerns over risk in Algorithm trading

And this in our own country:

Sebi sends NSE final show cause notice in algo-trading case

So my request is do not try something that has not be proven yet to be successful in the long run. If something goes wrong it can cost a lot of money.

I am telling this since years:

DO NOT LOOK FOR HOME RUN EVERYTIME YOU TRADE – JUST HEDGE YOUR TRADES AND LOOK FOR SMALL PROFITS CONSISTENTLY.

If you can succeed in taking small profits home consistently you can grow your trading account big in months and years to come. Think 3-5 years from now – not today, tomorrow or this month.

The motto of my Nifty and Bank Nifty courses are the same – learn to hedge and take small profits home. Do not care for the noise that goes on in Internet, media, social media like Telegram, Whatsapp etc, Algo trading talks, business channels in TV etc.

All these are just noise.

Just think about this simple investment – invest in SBI and keep it for 5 years. What do you think will happen? One thing is certain you will make at least 10% a year or more. Is this Algorithmic Trading? NO – Is this any Technical Analysis – NO. Is this any Price Action – NO. Is this any Bollinger Band, Candle Stick Charts, Cup & Handle Pattern – NO NOTHING.

So What It Is? It is KISS – KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID.

Yes my strategies are just that – invest in options – hedge it and when it is making money – exit. Simple. No extraordinary adjustments – price action – regular watching etc. But it does work because the logic is strong and it works.

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About the author: I started trading stock markets since 2007. However my first 3 years were losses. Then I dedicated almost 1 year on studying, researching, paper trading options and learned a lot in that time. Since 2011 I am trading Nifty options profitably. Call me if you need any help trading options on 9051143004.

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