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Algorithmic trading involves identifying patterns that deliver consistent returns based on multiple performance metrics. Some of the most common considerations include Profit Factor (Gross Wins divided by Gross Losses) and Profitability (Percentage of Winning Trades relative to Total Trades executed). Most technical traders are less concerned on the overall fundamentals relating to the security. Volatility is a major consideration when reviewing performance, specifically as it relates volume and potential indications of institutional support in either direction.
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