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Algo no-go?

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 20 Q1 2011

Are there algos that can deliver the goods in those corners of the market where the rarest and most illiquid commodities are traded? Shayla Walmsley discusses the execution challenges in a trading environment where, if there were still pits, they would be full of armchairs.

So let's say you've had the bright idea of trading some of the newly valuable but still rare commodities - the substances used in the newest of new consumer technologies, for example. Where do you plug yourself in? These are markets with built-in demand from users who are by definition sophisticated, so there must be opportunities for the likes of us - surely?

Come on, out with it - are there algos that can deliver the goods in those corners of the market where the rarest and most illiquid commodities are traded? Or do the entry requirements still include the ownership of a funny-coloured jacket and a mastery of sign language? Shayla Walmsley discusses the execution challenges in a trading environment where, if there were still pits, they would be full of armchairs.

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