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About Us

Proprietary Trading

Vortex Capital Group (VCG) is a proprietary trading firm that specializes in US online equity trading. Our goal since our establishment in 2011 is to provide traders with a neutral and fair trading environment. We believe that in order for traders to be successful, they must have access to the same information and opportunities as larger market players. This is why we offer a Direct Market Access (DMA) trading platform that ensures transparency and fairness, making us one of the leading online prop trading firms.

Furthermore, we understand that different traders have different strategies and requirements. This is why we provide a comprehensive range of routing options that can accommodate various strategies including dark pools, rebates, and market making. By providing institutional-grade technology and routing options, we strive to level the playing field, giving traders the necessary tools and information to achieve their goals.

Our team of traders, with diverse backgrounds, are united by a shared passion and commitment to achieving alpha returns. We believe in our approach to trading and our dedication to providing a fair and transparent trading environment where everyone can succeed.

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Latest News

June, 22 2023 Added access to multiple Citadel and Instinet smart and algorthmic ECN's

 

January, 23 2023 Added access to derivatives trading

 

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)

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Trading Platforms &  Connectivity

Direct Market Access To Equities

The markets of today are highly advanced and constantly evolving, making it essential for traders to stay up-to-date with the latest technology in order to achieve consistent results. Vortex Capital Group recognizes this need and thus offers its traders Direct Market Access through a broker-neutral platform. Our platform grants access to multiple electronic communication networks (ECN) from which traders can choose from.

We pride ourselves on being ahead of our competition by providing locates for many hard-to-borrow symbols at competitive rates. Additionally, for traders who have developed and successfully tested a strategy, we can assist in setting up an Automated Trading System (ATS) which allows for efficient execution of the strategy.

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DMA Platforms

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

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Connectivity

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.

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Dark Pools

We offer some of the most sophisticated dark pools which include

  • Citadel

  • ATDark

  • Litsweep

  • SPDRDarkM

  • IEX

  • Delta

  • SpeedRoute

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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

VRT2

The VRT2 training program, offered through our comprehensive trading manual, provides new traders with the opportunity to receive the same level of theoretical and practical training that is commonly provided at leading trading institutions. We highly recommend that new traders utilize the training materials and techniques outlined in our manual within a simulated trading environment before transitioning to live trading. This approach will allow traders to gain a deeper understanding of the market, and the strategies outlined in the manual, in a controlled environment before taking on the risks of live trading.

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The trader training program offered by our firm includes comprehensive instruction on various topics, including:

  • Market theory and its application to trading

  • Industry-specific terminology and jargon

  • Analysis of Level II and Time & Sales data

  • Order routing and execution strategies

  • Chart reading and technical analysis

  • Identification of patterns and trends in the market

  • Development of effective trading strategies for various market conditions

  • The psychological aspect of trading and management of emotions

  • Creation of a personalized trading plan

 

Our training manual is divided into two parts:

 

Part I: The initial training focuses on the essential skills and knowledge required for new traders to succeed in the industry.

 

Part II: The second portion of the training program provides a detailed guide on the trading strategies utilized by institutional traders, as well as assistance in the creation and implementation of custom algorithms.

VRT2 Training Manual

The VRT2 training manual is a comprehensive guide to building a successful career in trading US stocks. Authored by seasoned traders who have successfully navigated the market, this e-book provides a deep dive into the world of day trading and proprietary trading.

This manual is your key to understanding the mechanics of trading, the logic behind successful strategies, and the potential profits that can be reaped from each trade. Our goal is to empower traders, helping them gain the confidence and expertise necessary to successfully navigate the market.
 

The VRT2 manual covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Chart pattern recognition: Understand the visual cues that can predict future price movements.

  • Advanced Order Types: Learn about the different types of orders and how to use them effectively.

  • Proprietary trading strategies: Get insights into strategies used by top proprietary trading firms, including the use of dark pools, book depth levels, Imbalance, Z-Score, commodity ETF arb and more.

  • Utilizing dark pools: Learn how to leverage these private exchanges to potentially get better prices on large trades.

  • Psychological factors: Understand the emotional aspects of trading and how to manage them effectively.

  • Setting up a battle plan and going live: Learn how to develop a comprehensive trading plan and execute it in real market conditions.
     

Traders will gain access to the knowledge and tools they need to excel in the market and achieve their financial goals. This manual is a stepping stone towards a successful career in day trading, offering insights that are invaluable for both beginners and experienced traders.

VRT2 training manual

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

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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.

An AI-driven platform that offers a wide range of tools and resources to support day traders in their decision-making process. Leveraging advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, Tickeron provides users with reliable trend predictions, real-time market analytics, and customizable trading strategies. The platform aims to enhance the trading experience by delivering objective, data-backed insights to help users make informed decisions, reduce risk, and maximize their potential returns. For day traders seeking a comprehensive and efficient way to navigate the markets, Tickeron's AI-powered solutions offer a valuable and informative edge.

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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

A user-friendly tool to help daytraders make informed decisions when buying and selling shares. Traders can request stock price predictions from others and generate trading ideas using a list of building tools. 

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