10.26.2018
By John D'Antona

Algo Usage on the Rise

The death of the human sales trader has long been predicted but never materialized. And for those who thought algorithmic trading would go the way of the Edsel also will disappointed, according to new research.

In its latest report, market consultancy Credence Research noted that algorithmic trading is still alive and kicking as the basic dynamics of several trading sectors are changing at brisk pace and new technologies such as algorithmic trading are giving a head start to trading institutes and financial organizations. This, they write, is just one of the many several factors acting as a catalyst for the growth of algorithmic trading software. The firm’s own data pegged global algorithmic trading software’s market value at approximately US$1.67 billion in 2017, indicating the growing faith of investors in such software. Based on this, Credence projected growth in software market value to US$26.1 billion through 2026.

To analyze the data and an apples to apples comparison, Credence defines algorithmic trading as an application powered by artificial intelligence and sophisticated algorithm to carry out trading decisions without any human intervention.

Cloud Software Snitching Opportunities from On-premises Software Segment

In 2017, on-premises software for algorithmic trading runs the show by acquiring majority of market share and higher market value. Initially, on-premise software were the only sources an organization could procure such applications. However, introduction and acceptance of cloud concept opened new doors of opportunities not only algorithmic trading but across all the end-use application sector. These software requires minimum infrastructure and provides faster processing compared to its tradition on-premise counterpart. Besides all the aforementioned merits, cost-effectiveness is the biggest driver of cloud algorithmic trading as it allows the company to extract more profits with better flexibility and scalability. All these merits give an upper hand to cloud algorithmic trading and contemplated to overcome on-premise algorithmic trading in coming years.

Boom in Cryptocurrency Brought New Energy in Digital Algorithmic Trading

Algorithmic trading for stock market by far leads the overall segment in terms of market value and expected to continue its good run in coming year. Rising financial literacy attracted more people to invest in stock market. This opened new window of opportunity for software firms to concentrate and develop algorithmic trading tools for stock market considering its nuances and dynamics. Besides stock market commodities including metals, oil & gas, and consumer products also claims a considerable share in overall market. Forex and bonds anticipated growing with a moderate growth rate. However, sudden exponential growth in cryptocurrency trading attracted several software companies to develop application catering to cryptocurrency trading. Consequently, cryptocurrency expected to emerge as the fastest growing segment in terms of market value throughout the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Algorithmic Trading Spreading its Wing from Developed Regions to Developing Regions

North America region is known for its initiative in accepting new technology and algorithmic trading is no exception to it. At present, North America considered as the torchbearer in global algorithmic trading software market with largest market share. The region estimated to dominate the market in coming year owing to a majority of trade going through such software and applications. North America is followed by Europe in close quarters. Open Economy in European countries allows a facilitated trade and created more opportunities for algorithmic trading to flourish. Asia Pacific estimated to be the fasted growing market as major stock exchange in this region are accepting new form trading. Organizations in India such as SEBI and national stock exchange welcomed such trading alternative and encouraging such mediums. Growing trades and developing economies projected to contribute to the development of overall Algorithmic trading software market in Asia Pacific.

Algorithmic Trading Software Companies in Race to Comply with Dynamic Nature of Trading Sector

Software companies face intense competition from each other in this highly fragmented market. These companies have been on their toes and dedicate themselves to develop software for different trading sectors and on different compatible platforms. The biggest challenge for these companies is to incorporate all the constraints and elements of trading into their software for maximum profitability and mitigating the potential losses. The companies are in a race to capture attention of their potential customers and engage themselves with consumers for long terms partnerships. Some of the most prominent algorithmic trading software developers and service providers profiled in this research study include AlgoTrader GmbH, Trading Technologies International, Inc., Argo Software Engineering, Inc., Automated Trading SoftTech Pvt. Ltd., InfoReach, Inc., Kuberre Systems, MetaQuotes Software Corp., Software AG, Thomson Reuters Corporation, uTrade and Vela Trading Systems LLC among others.

Some of the questions the report looked to answer were:

  • What are the most trends in the algorithmic trading software market and prominent prospects for software developers?
  • How dynamic nature of trading sector and factors influencing them will affect the global as well as regional algorithmic trading software market?
  • Which are the largest and fastest growing segment in terms of software, services, and trading type?
  • Which is the most attractive geographical region/country for overall algorithmic trading software market?
  • How will cybersecurity and different platform play a vital role in overall algorithmic trading software market in coming years?
  • What is the market size and trends in developing regions such as Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America?

To view the entire report, please click here:

 

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