Contents tagged with trading-business

  • Maintaining your own trading platform - hard work and constant updates

    Traders always need a good trading platform and one way to get a good platform is to progam a trading platform yourself. It takes a lot of work. It also requires constant maintenance. And some of … more

  • The new Haswell based Xeons and Trading

    The new Xeon generation is out, based on the Hasell architecture. Intel is at it againWoon you will be able to buy them. Haswell level Xeons. One year, roughly, after the Haswell chips did hit the … more

  • How to handle backtest data - 3000GB in our case

    Backtests and Optimizations. Tons of data that needs to be analysed. Tons of data that is useful and a lot of it is not something you throw away immediately. Yes, some of it is – for example a … more

  • 5 ways to reduce drawdown in automated trading

    Reducing the drawdown in automated trading is critical. Profits are not everything – as important as profits (in absolute numbers) are the projected losses. Because these temporary losses – the … more

  • Disadvantages of Automated Trading

    Automated trading has serious disadvantages. In an earlier post we talked about the advantages of automated trading. But every light has shadow. Here at trade-robots we are not over optimistic using … more

  • Our Infrastructure in 2014-q4 - Hardware

    Afer the first part if this update has described our own framework and software infrastructure at this moment, it is time to talk about our hardware. We have more than 50 strategy instances ready to … more

  • 5 possible problems when trading from a virtual server

    Virtual Servers are a hot topic – especially for trading. Colocation at an exchange location is expensive – very expensive - and often done under quite complicated commercial contracts. A virtual … more

  • How to efficiently store and read tick data

    Dealing with Tick data is a problem everyone doing strategy development has. The more professional an outlet is, the more tick data it has. This is not only about years – it is also about the number … more

  • Our Infrastructure in 2014-q4 - Software

    Our own journey into automated trading started some years ago and at this time we were doing the same thing many other people do, just instead of being a lonely developer, we started with a company … more

  • The Trade-Robots Strategy Portfolio - 2014-09

    3 People. 4 Years. 12 Man years. That is a lot of time, especially when all you do is strategy development. Spend 90% on strategy development. We do our own infrastructure (but that is separate topic) … more