Algorithmic Trading

The sharp end of the spear in quantitative finance. Algo or systematic trading combines market theory, data, design, and trading tools.

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1: Starting Algo Trading from the Absolute Beginning

Should you choose to study algorithmic trading, here’s a glimpse at what you’ll get yourself into as a beginner algorithmic trader.

2: Our First Algo Trading Platform

Welcome to MetaTrader4 (5). It’s not very sexy, but it does combine some beginner- and wallet-friendly aspects for us to test the waters of algorithmic trading. Start algo trading on MetaTrader.

3: A Picture of Successful Algorithmic Trading

tldr; there is no magic system. The trader herself is the closest thing there is to a “holy grail” of algorithmic trading. Still interested?