Retail: Playing the rhythm of the algo: Can codes help retail as smartly as institutional players?

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Synopsis

The advent of brokerage APIs and New Age investors has boosted algo trading in recent years. Today an algorithm can be coded, back-tested and deployed to send buy and call signals. However, this also presents challenges – not all traders are tech-savvy. In the future, can the retail masses reap returns to match those of institutional investors?

When options trader Vikrant Singh Solanki heard about an algo market called Tradetron, he joined his Telegram community. The group discussed the benefits and strategies created by various algo vendors. Solanki is straddle trading, a strategy in which you buy “put” and “call” options at the same price of the same stock. There are two legs where you would expect one leg to make money at some point. But sometimes market price losses deterred him,

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