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Equity Program Trading

A program trade is a single transaction that involves the simultaneous execution of a number of securities. There are a variety of program trading strategies, such as equity index arbitrage and algorithmic trading, that are formulated for arbitrage purposes or rule-based buying/selling of stocks.

 

In this course, we outline the fundamentals of equity program trading and describe some of the most popular program trading strategies.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Identify the key characteristics of equity program  trading

    Recognize the various program trading strategies

    Outline the benefits of program trading

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Fundamentals of Equity Program Trading

    What is Program Trading?

    Evolution of Program Trading

    Growth of Program Trading

    Market Participants in Program Trading

    Topic 2: Strategies for Equity Program Trading

    Index Arbitrage

    Long/Short Strategies

    Algorithmic Trading

    o Algorithmic Trading & Benchmarks

    Topic 3: Benefits of Equity Program Trading

    Handling Block Trades

    Automation

    Customization

    Potentially Lower Costs

    Benefits Vs. Drawbacks of Program Trading

    Customized vs Generic Program Trading Systems

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    50 Minutes

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