Alessandro Cocciola designs and develops quantitative, mechanical trading strategies that utilize proprietary measurements to determine the market regime along with a scoring system for S&P equities. His flagship strategy Carma Stocks is a mean reversion swing trading strategy that filters for oversold and overbought stocks. The strategy trades only highly liquid stocks, both long and short.
In Episode 6 of Top Trader Radio, Alessandro and host Charley Wright talk about the investment approach behind Carma Stocks, the importance of matching trading methods to your personality, lessons learned about liquidity from the perils of 2008, and the characteristics that have lead to Alessandro’s success as a portfolio manager.
Trading and portfolio management are my passions and my job. I find myself very fortunate that the two things coincide.
Principal Managing Partner, Carma Advisory
Alessandro has 11 years of experience in the financial markets. He is the Principal Managing Partner of Carma Advisory, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor firm. He specializes in mechanical trading and portfolio management with a focus on long/short equity strategies. Alessandro is graduate of Economics and Banking at the University of Macerata (Italy) and has gained significant experience in leading Italian asset management companies as a Portfolio Manager and as a Risk Manager.
Software Architect Daniel Tochner wanted a way to backtest, optimize, and execute multiple algorithmic trading strategies at a portfolio level. When he was unable to find a platform that was capable of the heavy lifting required to meet his needs, he set out to design and build it himself, and IQBroker was born.
In Episode 5 of Top Trader Radio, Daniel and host Charley Wright cover the features and benefits of the IQBroker software which was recently selected as Collective2’s first Preferred Trading Platform. Daniel explains how IQBroker allows multiple strategies, within a single portfolio, to trade multiple symbols, on multiple exchanges… and to use multiple bar-types, news feeds, RSS feeds, and fundamental data.
The result of over 11 years of R&D, IQBroker is one of the most powerful and feature-rich broker-neutral trading platforms for equities, futures and forex. IQBroker has received rave reviews from quantitative and algorithmic traders all over the world.
…a trader can have a strategy that looks at equities in New York, forex in Tel Aviv, and futures in London and they can simulate all of that as a single portfolio. That was impossible for traders to do [before IQBroker].
Founder & CEO, IQBroker
Daniel founded IQBroker with the purpose of developing the ultimate algorithmic trading platform. He is an experienced algorithmic trader and software architect with over 15 years of accumulated experience in professional software development, capital markets and business administration. Daniel handles both the vision and the day-to-day operations of the company to ensure that it stays on the cutting edge of technology.
Daniel holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a resident of the beautiful city of Las Vegas and is often in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.