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What is High-Frequency Trading? Ultimate Guide

Author: Dmitriy Gurkovskiy



Dear Traders,

I think, most of you have heard about High-Frequency Trading or HFT. During the last ten years, it has gained popularity thanks to being high-tech and somewhat mysterious. In this article, we are going to speak about the essence of HFT, its history, its development, its principles and the part it plays on the modern financial markets, as well as about its types and strategies and its perspectives.

The appearance of HFT


In order to understand the events that led to the appearance of HFT, we should know how the trading process worked in the times of the introduction and flourishing of computer technologies in the 1970-80s. In short, the things went on like this:
  1. Sales managers of broker companies sold stocks to their clients by phone.
  2. If the client agreed on the trade, he gave his order orally by phone, again. The noise in the halls and on the platforms quite often was an obstacle to executing the client's order exactly, which was a problem for both sides of the trade. The lack of exactness in trade execution and, hence, unnecessary spendings was one of the first reasons to develop the technology.
  3. A large broker could execute an order on their own or wait for a rather large block of orders to be executed at one price. It was also a problem because for a small client the prices were always worse than for a large one.
  4. Then, exchange experts processed the order. At this stage, those experts closed trades for a fee, manipulating order prices, and added up to the client's expenses.
  5. In the end, the broker notified the client about the execution of the order and charged their commission fee.
At present, the process of broker-client work looks as follows:
  1. The client analyzes the market situation, sends an order (a pending or a market one) via the electronic network, and almost immediately the order gets to the broker's server.
  2. The order executes automatically on the trading platform, which is confirmed — again, automatically.
  3. The broker automatically sends the confirmation of the trade to the client, charging a modest commission fee for their services.
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RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

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Trading Strategies That Were a Revolution: Three Strategies of Linda Raschke
Author: Igor Sayadov



Dear Traders,
It is generally accepted that there are much fewer women in trading than men, but this does not mean at all that their influence on the trading establishment is a bit less. In this series of posts we will introduce you to the bright representatives of financial markets, whose activities have not gone unnoticed. And the first one will be Linda Raschke.

Who is Linda Raschke?

Linda Bradford Raschke is a famous and talented trader. She was born in the USA in 1959. She has been trading for over 35 years. For the start, she used to help her father when she was young. Then, she worked at the exchange. And in 1992, she founded her own company LBR Group. In 1993, she extended her horizons and started managing investor money. In 2002, she founded a hedge fund that, according to Barclays Hedge, became the 17th out of 450 active funds.

Mostly, Linda Raschke traded S&P 500 futures and successfully applied her own trading systems on the currency and commodity markets.

As a rule, her positions are short-term, no more than 10-15 minutes. A position holding for up to several weeks is more of an exclusion.

She used to carry out 3-4 trades a day. In 2015, she finished her career as an active trader and took up delivering lectures and organizing workshops for analysts and market makers.

Linda Raschke is the author of several books, such as:
  • "Street Smarts. High Probability Short-Term Trading Strategies" (co-authored by L.Connors);
  • "Trading Sardines".
The 80-20 trading strategy

This Raschke's strategy does not require any indicator; it is short-term, intraday, based on the idea of the false breakaway of a range.

At the basis of this strategy lies the formation of a specific intraday candlestick. Particularly, a candlestick with a long body and short shadows. If the body takes up 80% or more of the candlestick, while the shadows constitute 20% or less, such a candlestick is considered to signal next day trades. Raschke noticed that, in such a case, a reversal of the market is highly probable the next day. Such a candlestick was named momentum candlestick...

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Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

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What Should a Trader Know About The Williams Percent Range?

Author: Victor Gryazin



Dear Traders,

The Williams Percent Range indicator was developed by a famous trader Larry Williams in 1973. This indicator is meant for identifying oversold and overbought areas on the market.

Indicator description

The Williams Percent Range (Williams %R) is an oscillator of the price movement speed showing the position of the current price in the range between the low and high of the previous periods.

The indicator is drawn in a separate window under the price chart and consists of the main line %R and two areas: the overbought and oversold ones.

The indicator values vary form 0% to -100%; through the levels of -20% and -80% signals lines are drawn, meaning the oversold (from -80% to -100%) and overbought (from 0% to -20%) areas.

The Williams %R compares the closing prices to the set price range and shows whether the buyers can close the price near to the high, or whether the sellers are stronger and will manage to close the price at the low. If the buyers fail to close the price near the highs in an uptrend, this means they are weaker than it seems, and sells become possible.

If the sellers fail to close the price at the lows in a downtrend, this means their strength is fading, and buys might follow.



The formula, characteristics, and settings

The Williams %R is drawn in a separate window under the price chart and consists of the main line %R showing the position of the price in relation to the previous period.

Formula of the main line:
%R = -1 * (Hm C) / (Hm Lm) * 100
Where:
C is the closing price of the previous period
Hm is the high of the last m periods
Lm is the low of the last m periods

When installing the indicator, the following parameters should be set up...

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Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

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Changes in trading schedule (revert to Standard Time)



Dear Clients and Partners,

We’re informing you that on October 27th 2019, the countries of the European Union will revert from Daylight Saving time to Standard time. In the USA, the same will happen on November 3rd 2019. As a result, the trading schedule is to be changed in the following way*.

RoboForex

Trading schedule on Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD)
  • From October 28th to November 1st 2019, trading on CFDs on US indices will be opened and closed 1 hour earlier than usual (server time). Trading session (server time): 2:00 AM – 10:15 PM.
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading on CFDs on US indices will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Trading schedule on CFDs on US indices
  • From October 28th to November 1st 2019, trading on CFDs on US indices will be opened and closed 1 hour earlier than usual (server time). Trading session (server time): 2:00 AM – 10:15 PM.
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading on CFDs on US indices will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Trading schedule on CFDs on oil (Brent, WTI)
  • From October 28th to November 1st 2019, trading on CFDs on oil will be opened and closed 1 hour earlier than usual (server time). Trading session (server time): 2:00 AM – 10:15 PM.
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading on CFDs on oil will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Trading schedule on US stocks
  • From October 28th to November 1st 2019, trading on US stocks will be opened and closed 1 hour earlier than usual (server time). Trading session (server time): 3:31 PM – 9:59 PM.
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading on US stocks will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Trading schedule on USDRUB:
  • Starting October 28th 2019, USDRUB will be traded according to the following schedule.
  • Trading session (server time): 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
Please note that on November 1st 2019, all instruments won’t be available for trading from 11:00 PM to 11:59 PM (server time).


R Trader

Trading schedule on American stocks, indices, and ETFs
  • From October 28th to November 1st 2019, trading will be opened and closed 1 hour earlier than usual (server time). Trading session (server time):
    US stocks: 03:31 PM – 9:59 PM.
    US indices: 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Trading schedule on Forex currency pairs
  • On November 1st 2019, trading will be closed at 11:00 PM (server time).
  • Starting November 4th 2019, trading will be available within the operating range of the contract specifications.
Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity.

* – This schedule is for informational purposes only and may be changed.

Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

RoboForex Representative
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RoboForex wins “Best Global Forex Affiliate Program” award



Dear Clients and Partners,

RoboForex has won “Best Global Forex Affiliate Program”, a prestigious award from Global Forex Awards. The award ceremony was held on October 3rd 2019 in Limassol, the Republic of Cyprus.


Receiving this prestigious award is the result of continuous improvements of RoboForex Affiliate program introduced by the Company and provision of the most comfortable conditions to our Partners.


“Best Global Forex Affiliate Program” award indicates that the Company has chosen the right vector of development in provision of high quality services to RoboForex clients and partners. At the same time, the award is an excellent motivation to maintain the development pace and continue improving in this direction.

Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

RoboForex Representative
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RoboMarkets is named the "Leading European Indices Broker"



Dear Clients and Partners,

RoboMarkets has won "Leading European Indices Broker" award according to Global Forex Awards. The award ceremony took place on October 3rd 2019 in Limassol, the Republic of Cyprus.



Reception of this respected award is the result of continuous improvements of trading conditions for trading indices introduced by RoboMarkets team throughout the year of 2019. We’re very proud that our efforts in this area were highly appreciated by the professional trading community.


"Leading European Indices Broker" award is another motivation to keep up the speed of our development and provide the Company’s clients and partners with the most competitive trading conditions and services.

Sincerely,
RoboMarkets team
 

Vlad RF

RoboForex Representative
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Changes in trading schedule (Unity Day)



Dear Clients and Partners,

We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in Russia (Unity Day) on November 4th 2019, the USDRUB currency pair will be traded according to the changed schedule*.


Trading schedule on USDRUB

  • November 4th, 2019 - no trading.
  • November 5th, 2019 - trading starts as usual.
Starting November 5th, 2019, the instrument will be available for trading as usual. Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity.

* – This schedule is for informational purposes only and may be changed.


Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

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RoboMarkets/RoboForex Group held a conference called “Systematic approach in investing”



Dear Clients and Partners,
RoboMarkets/RoboForex Group organized and sponsored “Systematic approach in investing”, a conference that took place on October 19th 2019 in Minsk.

The conference featured recognized experts in the financial area, such as Zdenek Zanka, Alexei Lutsayev, and Filippo Macaluso, who brought up the following topics in their presentations:
  • Stock market: artificial intelligence in service with a portfolio manager.
  • Risk Management and Trading: How to deal with Uncertainty and Black Swan from retail trader prospective.
  • Building and testing algorithmic strategies without programming.
The event included theoretical and practical studies, panel discussions, as well as coffee break and networking. A special appearance was made by Andrei Kulebin, a successful Belarus Muay Thai fighter and a kickboxing world champion, who told guests about his challenges in sport and took pictures with everyone who wanted.

The conference was held in a roomy hall of the “Beijing” hotel absolutely for free. On the event day, attendees had an opportunity to use MeYou, an online service, to take part in different surveys and put questions to organizers and speakers. The service was actively used by more than 70% of visitors.

"During the conference, we managed to create a favorable atmosphere for sharing knowledge and experience, and I’m sure our event made a weighty contribution to development of professional investor community in the Republic of Belarus."
Andrei Dziarnovich, RoboForex BY CEO

Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

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What Do You Know About Forex Trading Strategies?

Author: Timofey Zuev



Dear Traders,

Before talking about strategies, it would be better to find out what strategies exist at all, which strategy suits which trader and what strategy to choose. Searching for your best strategy through trial and error may take years, that is why this issue requires a systemic approach.

Mechanical and discretionary strategies



First of all, strategies can be divided into two groups: mechanical and discretionary ones. A mechanical strategy will require from a player nothing else but disciplined trading, because decision-making is built in the very algorithm of the strategies. The advantage of such strategies is the lack of emotional involvement into trading and of feeling responsible for its result: all steps are prescribed by the algorithm. Drawbacks are the very same – in case the market changes, the algorithm may start generating losing trades that the trader will have to perform without question, watching their money disappear.

As you may see, being a mere executor is not that easy. If the trader does not understand the market and the reasons for making certain steps, this may let them down, because at some point they may start sabotaging the prescribed trades. However, if you have created the strategy yourself and you are sure that it is based on the fundamental rules of the market, it will be much easier to follow such strategy. My experience and that of my fellow traders suggests that the most successful strategies are those that blend in mechanical algorithms and independently made decisions...

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Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 

Vlad RF

RoboForex Representative
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RoboForex: changes in trading schedule (Thanksgiving Day in the USA)



Dear Clients and Partners,

We’re informing you that due to the celebration of Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America, several instruments will be traded according to the changed schedule*.

RoboForex

Trading schedule on CFDs on oil (WTI, Brent), Metals (XAUUSD, XAGUSD), and US indices (US500Cash, US30Cash, USTECHCash)
  • November 28th, 2019 – trading stops at 7:40 PM server time.
  • November 29th, 2019 – trading stops at 8:14 PM server time.

Trading schedule on US stocks
  • November 28th, 2019 – no trading.
  • November 29th, 2019 – trading starts as usual.
  • November 29th, 2019 – trading stops at 7:59 PM server time.

R Trader

Trading schedule on CFDs on US stocks and ETFs on US indices (US500, US30, NAS100)
  • November 28th, 2019 – no trading.
  • November 29th, 2019 – trading starts as usual.
  • November 29th, 2019 – trading stops at 7:59 PM server time.
Please, take into account these changes in schedule when planning your trading activity.

* – This schedule is for informational purposes only and may be changed.

Sincerely,
RoboForex team
 
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