About Us

Proprietary Trading

Vortex Capital Group (VCG) is a proprietary trading firm with a principal focus on US equities. Established in early 2011, our goal is to ensure traders can trade in a neutral environment, level the playing field and use the same pricing model as larger market players. Trading is facilitated at an institutional level (Direct Market Access) boasted by state of the art trading platform which ensures our execution is done with ultra low latency on the dozens of servers provided and minimizing any potential slippage. Moreover, we offer a comprehensive list of routing options that fit any strategy that ranges from dark pools, rebates and market making. 

​Our traders come from different backgrounds but all share a commitment and passion to achieving alpha returns.


Latest News

March, 7 2022 Added access to MIAX and MEMX

October, 1 2021 Added the powerful JP Morgan smart/dark routes to our growing list of ECNs

February, 12 2021 Introducing Over-the-Counter (OTC) securities trading

May, 4 2020 New ECN's added to our routing options to support direct market orders on both lit and dark pools

January, 7 2019  Added ability to locate HTB symbols directly from the DMA platform

February, 25 2016 An interview with Ivy Exec on the Prop Trading industry (click here)​

April, 2 2014  We are a proud participant of the WSJ student index competition  (click here)

December, 10 2013  An interview with Advisor.ca on HFT effects on equities (click here)


Trading Platforms &  Connectivity

Direct Market Access To Equities

Today's markets are more technologically advanced than any other time and require traders to be on the cutting edge to be able to achieve consistent results. Vortex Capital Group provides direct market access with a broker neutral platform along with dozens of ECN's to choose from. In addition, we are above our competition with locates for many HTB symbols with competitive rates. Finally, we can assist any trader setup their own ATS based on a successfully tested strategy.

DMA platform

DMA Platforms

Multiple award winning DMA platforms that are broker neutral with servers across the globe to ensure the lowest latency.



Whether traders are using advanced API trading, FIX CTCI connections or simply point-and-click, we are able to establish and setup the required connection to data centers that will ensure superior connectivity.  Moreover, our ULL (Ultra Low Latency) news wire with major providers can give an edge to traders seeking to benefit from speed of execution.


Dark Pools

We offer some of the most sophisticated dark pools which include

  • DarkVPS

  • ATDark

  • Litsweep

  • SPDRDarkM

  • IEX

  • Delta

  • JPM

  • SpeedRoute


Try A Free Demo Account  

We offer a free demo version of the trading platform for a 2-week period. Please complete the fields to try a free demo of our professional DMA trading platform.

Access will be for the full production  version with complete functionality and tools using a delayed data feed.

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Training at Vortex Capital Group

Trader Education & Training


The training program offered through our VRT2 trading manual will allow new traders to walk through the same theory and practical training that is offered at top tier trading institutions. We encourage new traders to incorporate the training materials and techniques from our manual into a simulated trading environment before going live


Trader training includes topics such as

- Market theory
- Trading terminology
- Level II and Time & Sales study (i.e. reading the tape)
- Order routing
- Basic chart reading skills

- Pattern recognition
- Trading strategies in various trends
- Trader psychology
- Creating a 'Trading Plan'


Part I

The first part of our training manual revolves around the most crucial skill sets a new trader requires to become successful


Part II

The second part of our training includes a step-by-step guide on trading strategies used by institutional traders and assistance in developing and executing custom algorithms

VRT2 Training Manual

The VRT2 training manual is a comprehensive guide to building a successful career trading US stocks. This e-book covers everything from charting basics to advanced strategies used at prop trading firms.

It's written by traders who have seen it all, and they know how to make money in the market while keeping losses low. The information here is invaluable—you'll be able to understand what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how much money you can make with each trade.


Our goal is simple: We want you to become a better trader. We want you to feel confident in your abilities as a trader, so that when you go into the market on Monday morning, you know exactly what needs to happen for your trades to succeed—and we'll show you exactly how!

Topics included:

  • Pattern recognition in charts

  • Advanced Order Types

  • Prop trading strategies (rebates, scalping, OPG...etc.)

  • Dark pool usage and strategies

  • Traders psychology key factors

  • Setting up a battle plan and going live


The price for the trading manual is $24.99 - PDF format


Partner Services

Many of our traders use different tools for trading and gaining an edge over market participants. Our traders found that Trade Ideas along with its AI real time scanner have benefited them the most. With low latency and advanced filters we expect any trader to improve their performance using Trade Ideas.

Bookmap is a cloud based software that accurately shows the entire market liquidity and trading activities using level II data and transaction volumes. 

How can Bookmap help traders?

- Easily identify liquidity levels and patterns

- Observe market participants intentions (HFT, Iceberg orders..etc)

- Accurately locate support/resistance levels 

- In-depth data visualization

- Watch past liquidity

- Unique analytical indicators


Get in Touch

If you are an experienced trader or group interested in trading equities, please provide us with the information below.

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