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Frequently Asked Questions

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uTrade Algo’s proprietary features – Advanced Strategy form,  fastest back testing engine,  Pre-made strategies help you Level up your Derivatives Trading experience

The dashboard is a summarized view of how well your Portfolios are doing, with fields such as Total P&L, Margin Available, actively traded underlyings, Portfolio name and respective underlyings, etc. Use it to quickly gauge your strategy performance

You can sign up with uTrade Algos and get started instantly. Please make sure to connect your ShareIndia trading account with us as it’s essential for you to be able to trade in the live markets. Watch this video to get started – Getting Started with uTrade Algos

While algo trading is in use for decades now for a variety of purposes, its presence has been mainly limited to big institutions. With uTrade Algos you get institutional grade features, at a marginal cost so that everyone can experience the power of algos and trade like a pro.

On uTrade Algos, beginners can start by subscribing to pre-built algos by industry experts – called uTrade Originals.

While more advanced traders can create their own algo-enabled portfolios, with our no-code easy-to-use order form, equipped with tons of features such as – Robust risk management, pre-made strategy templates, payoff graph, options chain, and a lot more.

From single leg strategies to complex portfolios with upto 5 strategies, each strategy having up to 6 legs – uTrade Algos gives you enough freedom to create almost any strategy you’d like. What’s more is, there are pre-built algos by industry experts for complete beginners and premade strategy templates for those who want to try their hand at strategy creation.

An interesting feature that uTrade Algos is bringing to the table is a set of pre-built algorithms curated by top-ranking industry experts who have seen the financial markets inside out. These algorithms, called uTrade Originals, will be available for subscribers on the platform.

Algos have the capability to fire orders to the exchange in milliseconds – which is one-thousandth of a second. A speed which is impossible in Manual Trading. Experience the power of Algos for free with uTrade Algos – Signup now.

Backtesting gives you an indication* of how your strategy would have performed in a specific time period in the past using historical data. You can guage a strategy’s effectiveness in different time periods & market scenarios, improve it to remove any potential hiccups.

uTrade Algos also generates detailed reports which gives you crucial insights on your strategy’s performance and execution.

*Please note that backtesting is only indicative and in no way a surety of your strategy’s profitability in the future.

No, backtesting is only indicative and in no way a surety of your strategy’s profitability in the future. While backtesting provides valuable insights into how a strategy would have performed in the past, it is important to recognize its limitations which could arise due to different market conditions, volatility, system issues and so on.

No, backtesting in no way guarantees future trading success. While backtesting provides insights into strategy performance based on historical data, it is merely an indication as it does not account for future market conditions, unexpected events, or changes in market dynamics.

Calmar Ratio → The Calmar ratio is a gauge of the performance of your strategy. It is a function of the fund's average compounded annual rate of return versus its maximum drawdown.

Statistically, Calmar Ratio =  Net P&L/Max Drawdown

The higher the Calmar ratio the better with anything over 0.50 is considered to be good. A Calmar ratio of 3.0 to 5.0 is really good.

Knowledge Centre & Stories of Success

Options trading is a realm replete with potential rewards, offering traders various strategies to capitalise on market movements. However, the complexity inherent in options demands a cautious approach. Unlike other financial instruments, options carry specific nuances such as strike prices, expiration dates, and diverse option types. Navigating this intricate market necessitates a deep comprehension of these aspects, as miscalculations can lead to significant losses. Here are seven common pitfalls to evade for successful call and put option trading.

In algorithmic trading, the importance of risk management cannot be overstated. Algo strategies, while offering speed and precision, are inherently intertwined with risks. Understanding and effectively managing these risks is paramount as it determines the success or failure of such strategies. Here, we explore the pivotal role of risk management in shaping the fate of algo trading strategies.

In trading, the validation and optimisation of strategies are pivotal for success. Backtesting, the process of testing a trading strategy using historical data, is a crucial step in this journey. While both algorithmic and manual testing methods have their merits, algo backtesting holds several advantages over manual testing. Let's find out the specific benefits of utilising algorithmic backtesting for refining trading strategies.