Algorithmic trading has permeated the financial world and continues to gain popularity as alternative data becomes more accessible and new markets are developing. Traders can now register with a brokerage and create a program to trade according to predetermined parameters from their living room—no expensive cables, data subscription or traditional trading floor required. Algorithmic trading is quickly outpacing traditional discretionary investing in financial markets from equities to futures to FX.
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How the FXCM API Spurs the Growth of Automated Trading