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 our traders can trade in a neutral environment as well as level the playing field in an equivalent way to larger players in the market. 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.
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.
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.
We offer some of the most sophisticated dark pools which include
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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.
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 such topics as
- Market theory
- Trading terminology
- Level II and Time & Sales study (i.e. reading the tape)
- Order routing
- Basic chart reading skills
- Trading strategies in various trends
- Trader psychology
- Creating a Trading Plan
The first part of our training manual revolves around the most crucial skill sets a new trader requires to become successful
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!
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
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