scorecardresearchHow technology is stirring up the stock market trading landscape

How technology is stirring up the stock market trading landscape

Updated: 13 Sep 2022, 08:18 AM IST
TL;DR.
  • One of the major industries that have undergone a significant transformation is the trading sector. Unlike traditional trading methods that were quite sluggish and laborious in process, the modern digitalised way provides a systematic and structured approach, making trade easier and more comprehensive.
As the current economic scenario has made the adoption of alternative income-generating options crucial for people, technology has provided aid in the trading journey of many young market players.

As the current economic scenario has made the adoption of alternative income-generating options crucial for people, technology has provided aid in the trading journey of many young market players.

The ever-expanding technological sphere has resulted in various sectoral transitions, making things efficient and convenient for everyone. People are now inclining towards tech-savvy habits to leverage the perks of technological advancements.

One of the major industries that have undergone a significant transformation is the trading sector. Unlike traditional trading methods that were quite sluggish and laborious in process, the modern digitalised way provides a systematic and structured approach, making trade easier and more comprehensive. 

As the current economic scenario has made the adoption of alternative income-generating options crucial for people, technology has provided aid in the trading journey of many young market players.

Algorithms and data

The advent of digitalisation has made trading accessible to all. The continuous collection and processing of enormous datasets in trading play a vital role in gauging the market trend. It helps in executing the right strategy keeping the various factors impacting the price fluctuations in mind.

Likewise, in order to assist traders in making a better and informed selection of assets, algorithms examine different trading trends and patterns occurring in the market that may result in gains. 

Data also gives insights into various price movements of assets, by analysing the past trading patterns that were able to beat the odds in the market. These insights are quite beneficial and guide traders in making the right market predictions.

Leveraging the online world

Traditionally, the process of placing an order was tedious. Buying and selling an asset required a lot of observation and intuition.

Trading decisions were prone to baseless assumptions and advice since the entire procedure was time-consuming. As we gradually started shifting from traditional methods to computerised systems and, ultimately, app-based platforms, trading has become uncomplicated, effortless, and easily accessible.

Today, most discount brokerage firms provide services solely via apps. With the inception of technology, you can place an order with just a single click.

Many online apps provide real-time charts and market analysis that further help trade be more successful by arbitrage. Along with a hassle-free trading experience, many apps also have a built-in educational feature providing market insights and financial information to their users.

Demand for speed

In this interconnected world of instant access (to almost everything), speed is a big factor. When it comes to trading, words like no time delays, no latency, millisecond executions, and other descriptions of speed are services online brokers strive to offer to their clients.

Companies are constantly looking at ways to offer advanced technology solutions in order to maintain their competitive edge in this cutthroat environment.

Besides this, the coming of technology has also opened up the floodgates for young traders to participate in the industry. 

Nobody likes disruptions and delays. Traditionally, trading was not easy. Constant yelling and ringing of phones only to look at those red numbers in the end never really motivated people to trade.

Technology has given traders more speed and convenience in their lives. Traders are now able to monitor their trades in real-time from their smartphones anywhere as long as there is an internet connection.

This gives traders faster access to the global financial markets and better access to pricing and spreads offering. Perhaps, with the right knowledge and definitive strategy, anyone can try their luck in the forex market.

Technology has not just transformed the entire trading industry, it has also reshaped the way trading works. As more advanced technologies and apps come into the forex as well as more tech-savvy traders join the markets, we could expect more changes in this ever-evolving landscape.

As technology has changed many aspects of our lives, it is bound to change other facets of the trading industry.

Marc Despallieres is Chief Strategy & Trading Officer at Vantage- a multi-asset broking firm

Disclaimer: The views and recommendations given in this article are those of the author. These do not represent the views of MintGenie.

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First Published: 13 Sep 2022, 08:18 AM IST