program trading



  • noun the practice of buying and selling shares according to instructions given by a computer program (the computer is programmed to buy or sell when certain prices are reached or when a certain volume of sales on the market is reached)


  • noun the automatic buying and selling of large quantities of shares using computer programs that monitor price changes


  • Algorithmic dealing activities, usually executed via a trader's computer connected to a market's dealing system, used by financial institutions or large investors to execute large transactions with the aim of making quick profits from small pricing disparities. Program trading has become accessible to forex traders as electronic currency dealing systems have advanced.


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