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BSE launches algorithm trading test facility on equity and derivatives platform

PTI     January 18, 2016

Leading stock exchange BSE on Monday launched an algorithm trading test facility for investors on its equity and derivatives platform.

The new service is free of cost for market participants.

Algorithmic trading or algo trading refers to orders on bourses that are generated using high-frequency, automated execution logic.

The new service for algorithm trading test environment has been launched in partnership with Symphony Fintech Solutions Pvt Ltd, BSE said in a statement.

"This service will enable all market participants to test their trading algorithms in equity, equity derivative and currency derivative segments free of cost," BSE said.

"The members will be able to test their trading strategies with live market data feed during market hours and historical market data," it added.

BSE has also made a provision to generate data analytics reports to check the performance of the strategies.

Besides, it would provide individual test session for each member and "there is no time slot booking for login sessions for trading members".

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