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Qbitia won the Asia Capital Markets Awards 2018 by Singapore’s FOW Global Investor Group

by Qbitia on September 24, 2018 , No comments

At Qbitia, we are really happy to share this amazing new with you. Our prize-winning product Qcaid has a new prestigious award. Our algorithmic trading platform has won the Asia Capital Markets Awards 2018 by Singapore’s FOW Global Investor Group in the category of “Best new product, trading and execution”.

As you might know, Qbitia is an algorithmic trading platform that allows the investors to design their strategies in an easy way with its drag and drop interface. “This is a very nice software kit which makes algorithmic trading available to a wider audience without requirement for coding skills” said one of the judges of the FOW awards about Qcaid.

This last years, Qbitia’s product Qcaid, was nominated and became winner of so many international prizes, but, in 2018, for the first time, Qcaid has won this recognized Asian Award by The FOW Global Investor Group. It is an honor for Qbitia, ant its winner product Qcaid,  to share a place in the Asian Capital Markets Awards with the most leading companies in this sector, our sector, such as Trading Technologies, Fidessa, Citi, or Societe Generale.



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QbitiaQbitia won the Asia Capital Markets Awards 2018 by Singapore’s FOW Global Investor Group

Bitcoin futures now available on Qcaid

by Qbitia on December 20, 2017 , No comments

Bitcoin futures have just launched on Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) and CME Group… and they are available for trading on Qcaid. The new futures contracts will provide exposure to bitcoin without having to keep units of this popular cryptocurrency.

In addition, this launching will also provide greater transparency and an increase in liquidity, allowing traders to have wider access to pricing data and to manage their position risk. The bitcoin as an asset will also benefit from this participation in a highly-regulated market.

“At launch, our new Bitcoin futures contract will be subject to a variety of risk management tools, including an initial margin of 35 percent, position and intraday price limits, and a number of other risk and credit controls that CME Group offers on all of its products”, said Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and CEO.

The new instrument “provides a centralized marketplace for participants to trade based on their view of bitcoin prices, gain exposure to bitcoin prices or hedge their existing bitcoin positions”, according to Cboe.

The effect of the new instruments

The main concern about Bitcoin is its volatility, since the value of the cryptocurrency reacts strongly to sensitive market news and to the confidence in the asset itself. Although these fluctuations have tended to decrease, some experts remain cautious about its stability. Now futures contracts could contribute to reduce volatility, thus increasing market efficiency.

Bitcoin exchanges are the main marketplace for this cryptocurrency, although they are not the only one, as investments in Bitcoin are on the rise. That’s why some major banks and funds have warned about the effects that a potential bubble could have. Even the US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton has advised investors to “exercise extreme caution and be aware of the risk”. And Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called the digital currency a “highly speculative asset”.

Despite all this buzz around Bitcoin, blockchain technology, the public ledger of cryptocurrency transactions, seems to be here to stay. The French Government, for instance, plans to allow the trading of some non-listed securities using the blockchain technology. This may help cryptocurrencies to prove that they are not a fad.

You can find the Bitcoin futures on Qcaid with the new tickers F.US.XBT and F.US.BTC

CFE BitCoin

  • Ticker: F.US.XBT
  • Exchange: CBOE Exchange Futures
  • Description: Cash-settled futures contracts based on the Gemini Exchange auction price for bitcoin in U.S. dollars.
  • Contract unit equal to 1 bitcoin.
  • Tradable since December 11th

CME BitCoin

  • Ticker: F.US.BTC
  • Exchange: CME on GLOBEX
  • Description: Cash-settled futures contracts based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate.
  • Contract unit equal to 5 bitcoins.
  • Tradable since December 18th
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QbitiaBitcoin futures now available on Qcaid

Simplify your strategies with Qcaid’s Jump To & Jump From component

by Qbitia on February 27, 2017 , No comments

Qbitia’s team continues improving Qcaid to facilitate the creation of strategies in our algorithmic trading platform so that the user can enjoy a better user experience.

With the new Jump To and Jump From model elements, the user can connect blocks across the design canvas without having long wires making the design messy and unclear. The Jump From element takes the output of the elements it is connected to and sends it to all the Jump To elements with the same name. You can see how this works in the following video.

We have also created a set of new components that we hope are useful for your strategies and inspire you to create your own components. They are classified in two projects.

The first one contains a new technical indicator named Envelope. This is useful to identify extreme overbought and oversold conditions in the market. The indicator creates bands enveloping the price by calculating the moving averages on the maximum and minimum of the candles and expending with a percentage margin. Looking into the component you can see how the period of the moving average and the margin are set as parameters of the components using variables.

The second project contains the following components:

  • Max of two entries: This new component provides the maximum of two numeric inputs and it can also work with two time inputs.
  • Min of two entries: This component is very similar to the previous, it provides the minimum of two numeric inputs.
  • True if once true: This useful component generates a constant true signal once a condition is reached, helping to reference something to make sure it has occurred in the past. Like this, the user can use this to make sure that the first order went out and it will stay True, allowing him to know to use the other logic on the rest of the orders. It contains a Reset input to back the output to false.
  • True if once data: This component generates a constant true signal once it receives the first data input, helping the user to make sure that the algo has received all its market data before it starts running. It could be also useful in strategies with multiple time frames or multiple instruments. It contains a Reset input to back the output to false.
  • Minute signal: This component generates a true signal every “N” minutes allowing the user to trigger actions with time bars without having to wait for the Bar to finish and close.

Start your free 15-day trial to check them out.
If you already have a Qcaid you can download these new projects (indicators and components ) and import them in your Qcaid.

Let us now if these components are useful for you or if you have suggestions for new ones. We will continue delivering new components, stay tuned.

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QbitiaSimplify your strategies with Qcaid’s Jump To & Jump From component

Complex strategies: Now you can add annotations

by Qbitia on January 26, 2017 , No comments

Qbitia’s team spends a lot of time looking through our clients’ feedback and works hard to incorporate all our user’s requests. Our intention is to keep improving our algorithmic trading platform and ensure a great user experience.

For this, we are pleased to announce that new updates are now available on Qcaid. We have incorporated an Annotation Functionality and a Help Icon to improve the performance and experience of creating strategies in Qcaid.

The new Annotation Functionality allows you to add comments directly to your strategy. With this new feature, you can add text during the design of a strategy to keep track of which blocks are doing what, without altering the performance of the strategy.

You can find this element on Qcaid’s palette under the heading “Reporting” just below the “Export CSV” element. Just drag and drop the new element “Annotation” onto the editor canvas and you can start writing any text you desire.

In addition, on Qcaid Help you can find all the information you might need while creating a strategy, from the description of Qcaid’s elements to all its functionalities. You can browse topics in the navigation tree or enter a query in the Search field. Qcaid Help will also allow you to print the topics that interest you the most, among other options.

To access this icon, you just have to click the Help Icon on Qcaid’s upper toolbar or by pressing F1 on your keyboard.

We hope that you find Qcaid’s new features useful during your performance in our platform.

Contact our sales team for more information about these updates.

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QbitiaComplex strategies: Now you can add annotations

Season’s greetings from Qbitia

by Qbitia on December 19, 2016 , No comments

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that 2016 has been just as memorable for you and your colleagues. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Qbitia’s team wishes you a very Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year!


Watch our overview video!

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QbitiaSeason’s greetings from Qbitia

FIA Expo, our first stop!

by Qbitia on October 28, 2016 , No comments

Due to the recent release of Qcaid Tick, the new version of our algorithmic trading platform, Qbitia goes on a world roadshow. Our first stop was at FIA Expo where we participated as exhibitors and panellist at the BYO Algo panel.

Annual Futures & Options Expo is FIA’s flagship event and gathers more than 5.000 attendees annually, including senior executives from trading firms, exchanges, brokerages and service providers.

At our booth, our professional team didn’t have a moment to spare as they were constantly demanded for Qcaid demos. It was definitely the best place to launch the new incorporation of our cloud-based trading platform as it offers wide opportunities to make valuable connections and network with professionals from all around the world.

The show wasn’t over for us when the Trade Floor closed as Marcos Suárez, our R&D director, was invited to speak about algorithmic trading at the BYO Algo panel. This event was all a success for us so we would like to thank everyone that took the time to stop by our booth to meet our team and our platform.

With the FIA Expo over, Qbitia follows its roadshow tour, currently on its way to New York. Here we will be hosting a meetup on the 3rd of November at 121 Fulton Street and we will be talking about algorithmic trading and enjoying a pleasant evening with drinks and canapés.

If you’re interested in meeting our team and Qcaid, you can register to our meetup here.

We hope to see you there!

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QbitiaFIA Expo, our first stop!

Qcaid Tick is on the road

by Qbitia on October 5, 2016 , No comments

Qbitia is excited to announce Qcaid’s newest version, Qcaid Tick! We will be traveling around the world on our 2016 Roadshow showing how powerful this cloud-based platform is and how it can help its users to optimize their trading.

Qcaid Tick allows traders to analyse the market tick by tick with live bid and ask data. This makes Qcaid more efficient and powerful than ever before and it enables users to see the quantity and the price of every trade that occurs in the market. Thanks to its live bid and ask data, users can know where the market was, where it is and where it might go. With this volume of bid and ask, users can analyse and quickly decide the next step to take in their strategies.

Qbitia’s trip starts in the four top trading cities of the globe, Chicago, New York, London and Singapore.

Tour route for the following three months:

  • Starting in Chicago, we will be introducing Qcaid Tick for the first time at the FIA EXPO Chicago (19th-20th of October). On Thursday 20th our R&D manager will be speaking about algo trading and Qcaid Tick at “BYO Algo” Panel. You can also come by our booth (#112) for a personalised demo.
  • Our next stop will be New York, where we will be hosting a meetup on the 3rd of November. Our experts will be presenting in depth this algorithmic trading platform and potential clients will be trying its new incorporation.
  • London is the next stop, where we will be attending the Finance Magnates on the 14th&15th of November and hosting our own meetup on the 16th.
  • Our last stop of the year will be Singapore at the FIA ASIA. From the 4th until the 8th, our team will be introducing Qbitia to the Asian market and on the 7th we will be hosting a meetup presenting our algorithmic trading platform, Qcaid.

Now that you know where you can find us, if you are interested in getting to know Qcaid Tick, contact our team and we can tell you more about each stop and maybe schedule a meeting.

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QbitiaQcaid Tick is on the road

Recapping Qbitia’s stop at The Trading Show Chicago

by Qbitia on June 23, 2016 , No comments

Last month Qbitia was at the Trading Show Chicago along other 1.000 leading CTOs, quants and data scientists from automated trading firms, hedge funds, banks and asset managers.

The Trading Show, pioneering event of the quant and trading sector, provides the opportunity to make new connections and showcase the most innovative technology, driving forward algorithmic trading. We see these type of events as the best opportunity to share industry knowledge and meet peers from the algorithmic trading community. That’s way this year Qbitia participated as associate sponsors in this leading conference.

This show took place on the 18th and 19th of May in which the foremost experts and professionals of the sector were speaking and sharing knowledge of their field. The topics covered in these conferences were about automated trading, the quant world, Big Data in Finance and HPC. During these days there were also multiple meetings, networking breaks, interactive roundtables and 1-2-1 partnering sessions, bringing together peers from the algorithmic trading and quant world.

The actual show didn’t start until Tuesday, though Qbitia started warming up the previous night. We sponsored an awesome evening party in collaboration with Trading in Chicago in which we had the chance to get together, catch up and hear from big leaders of the trading industry before the show started.

After this awesome two-day show, our team went onto host a meetup at The Randolf´s Tavern, approaching topics to do with algorithmic trading. In this meeting we enjoyed a lovely evening in between beers, professional chats and encounters with experts from the trading and fintech sector.

This event was a great success as it gathered a huge amount of traders interested in getting to know our algorithmic trading platform, Qcaid, and hearing from our high qualified team members. Definitely these were two really productive hours talking about algo trading and solvingall doubts and issues raised.It’s also great to read the good feedback received from this event, which allows us to get closer to our clients and bring accurate solutions to their needs.

Overall, we are pleased to say that these three days overcome our expectations and we got to meet and chat with interesting profiles from the industry. It was great to catch up with all our colleagues and we can’t wait to see you again at the next one.

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QbitiaRecapping Qbitia’s stop at The Trading Show Chicago

Qbitia, winners for “Best Automated Trading Product: Strategy Development” at the Technical Analyst Awards 2016

by Qbitia on May 6, 2016 , No comments

Thursday, April 21st was a remarkable day for all Qbitia´s team. It was the day when all our hard work, dedication and constant effort came together and was rewarded with a privileged award.

This year, Qbitia was competing at The Technical Analyst Awards in two different categories. These were Best Automated Trading Product: Strategy Development, nominated for second year in a row, and Product Execution, shortlisted for the first time. At a start it was a great honour to be in these categories besides giant multinational fintech companies. This feeling extremely intensified when our name was pronounced as winners of the Strategy Development category.

Firstly, we would like to thank our staff for their constant and professional work that daily proves to be harvesting results. The award is all yours. We are also grateful for all the support from our partners and collaborators who believe in us and in the work we do. Last but not least, we are thankful to our users for putting their trust in us from a very early stage.

Taking advantage of this post, we congratulate our partner CQG for winning the award for Product Execution, the other category we were nominated at. It’s satisfying to know that we are both growing and building a solid ground reaching our goals as a team.

At last, I want to thank The Technical Analyst Awards for considering us as contestants for these prize and recognising our performance. It means a lot for us, encouraging and motivating our team to continue working hard, with patience and perseverance, to achieve all our goals. This award is a step towards a bright and successful future, but it won’t be the last.

Check out the press release from Business Wire about these awards.

Luis Taboada, CEO at Qbitia

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QbitiaQbitia, winners for “Best Automated Trading Product: Strategy Development” at the Technical Analyst Awards 2016

Qbitia gets its second nomination in a row for the “Technical Analyst Awards 2016″

by Qbitia on March 14, 2016 , No comments

We are grateful and honoured for being nominated, for the second consecutive year, as a finalist for The Technical Analyst Awards, one of the most prominent awards in the technical analysis as well as in the trading software development sector.

Qbitia has been selected once again in the Products and Software category, being finalist for the second time as Best Automated Trading Product: Strategy DevelopmentWe also reached further this year, being nominated for the first time for the Best Automated Trading Product: Execution.

Since 2011, we have been developing innovative software for capital markets and, despite our brief history, our company goals are progressing and expanding rapidly. After years of research we are proud of our product, Qcaid, an innovative algorithmic trading platform which allows users to design and execute real-time trading strategies without programming skills.

Our achievements are, unquestionably, a result of a series of smaller daily accomplishments, making us bigger and stronger every day. It means a lot for us because we are aware that Qcaid is growing and our objectives are coming together. We are what we pretend to be and we know clearly what we want. Nevertheless, we are going to keep working hard to continue improving and achieving new goals. Qbitia´s current aim is to consolidate our business in the U.S and in the U.K and expand to Asia in a near future.

Therefore, the announcement of our nomination for these Awards is a joyful way to start our News Blog. Undoubtedly, this is the result of our team’s hard work and it is only a fraction of what we are capable of. I am very pleased with what we have done up to now, that´s why we are definitely going to carry on and keep bringing awards home. The best is yet to come.

Luis Taboada, CEO at Qbitia

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QbitiaQbitia gets its second nomination in a row for the “Technical Analyst Awards 2016″