FlexAdvantage Blog

6
Jul

Riding the Wave: Speed, Algos and Consolidation

By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director A wave of consolidation has hit high-speed trading firms and brokers in the past few months, and many are blaming low volatility and weak trading volumes in the face of rising compliance and market data costs. Starting with electronic market-maker Virtu’s acquisition of rival KCG in April, Two Sigma Securities buying …

7
Jun

Advanced Trading Analytics: A Look at TradeMap Execution Strategy Designer

When a buy-side trader turns on the execution management system in the morning, the blotter could have a large number of orders clamoring for attention.  Determining a path for each order can be time consuming. Each order has different characteristics and can be traded in different ways. Now traders can visually design strategies in an …

5
May

New Excel Plugin Available for FlexEdge’s Predictive Analytics Solution

Do You Use Microsoft Excel to Assist With Your Trading Analytics? Microsoft Excel remains one of the most popular tools for quantitative analysis by virtue of its simplicity and accessibility. And since many of our clients use Excel to produce analytics, it was only natural that we would offer an easier way for our data ...
13
Mar

Quants, Compliance and the Buy-Side OMS

OMS Challenges for the Buy-Side As hedge funds turn to a more active, quant-style of trading, they often need to run pre-trade compliance checks on hundreds if not thousands of names within seconds. But what happens if an OMS is not built to keep up with the rapid pace of executions and compliance checks?  There’s ...
10
Nov

FlexTRADER Chosen As Best Buy-Side Algorithmic / DMA Product

GREAT NECK, NY, November 10, 2014 – FlexTrade Systems, Inc., a leader in multi-asset, algorithmic trading systems, today announced its FlexTRADER algorithmic trading platform has grabbed the top spot in the Best Buy-Side Algorithmic/DMA Product or Service category of this year’s Buy-Side Technology Awards, which was held at The May Fair Hotel in London on …

16
Jul

Journal of Trading: Predicting Intraday Trading Volume and Volume Percentages

This article discusses recent techniques and results in the area of forecasting intraday trading volume and intraday trading volume percentages.  Why predict volume?  A major reason is to improve the performance of trading algorithms, many of which depend upon the volume that will trade while the order is active.  Traditionally, algorithms used historical averages when …