Intelligent trading is set to become the norm as the technology advances
By Henri Waelbroeck, PhD, Global Head of
Traders are bombarded
with information. How many social media analytics, news
sentiment and technical signals vendors have visited your firm
in the last year to offer their services?
An institutional trader
may have hundreds of orders on the blotter. For each order, one
can pull up pages upon pages of relevant information about the
issuer and what has been driving its stock’s
performance, from news reports to quote-by-quote activity on
the market. It is no wonder algorithms have taken up most of
the task of filtering through the information to make decisions
on how to react to high-frequency signals. But these machines
are not intelligent, they simply execute to a plan and react to
events in a pre-defined fashion.
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