Proprietary Trading

What is Proprietary Trading?

Proprietary (or prop) Trading is a form of electronic trading where a company or financial institution trades on its own account using their own capital and balance sheet.  There are no customers or investors and they experience the full profit or loss on positions.

Prop trading has a reputation as a high risk form of trading; however at OSTC we have invested in new markets and innovating techniques, and developed a unique risk-averse approach to this form of trading.  This has set new standards and produces consistent, sustainable results.

 

Trader stories

Our Traders share their experiences

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Bradley

Trader

Swansea, UK

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Adam

Trader

Warsaw, Poland

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The first few months with the company were not easy as I had many challenges, among which the biggest one was to learn how to lose. However, I love trading and competition on the market so I managed to overcome those challenges and succeeded. As I enjoy immersing in markets, I focus on reading and trading price action rather than expressing my opinion on what it’s going to be like. As a trader’s job is demanding, so it’s important for me to relax and recharge after a trading day by going to the gym, playing football or spending time with my friends. Every day I strive to be a better trader and I look up to globally well-known successful traders as people I admire and want to be one of them.

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Amarkant

Analyst

India

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I started my career with OSTC India in the year May 2013 joining the Mumbai office after graduating from IIT, Kharagpur with an Engineering Degree. I was keen to remain in Mumbai after completing my education as Mumbai offers a great opportunity to  grow and learn in the financial industry plus providing a great life after work. Upon completion of my course, I applied for the Graduate Trader Programme and after rigorous rounds of interviews got selected as one of the recruits for the new batch to start training in May 2013.  Since starting, I had an ever expanding product mix and range of strategies which lead to improving performance day by day. Having an entrepreneurial mindset from starting, I wish to partner with OSTC on joint venture initiatives in the years to come.

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Anatoly

Trader

Russia

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I enjoy trading.  Even at university I wanted to make money on market movements.  In fact, I traded my account for a year, so I knew some trading strategies, systems of risk management and money management.  I also knew that the key to success is in the right psychology.  That attitude has served me well at OSTC.  You’ve got to be driven and disciplined, and able to combine an established trading approach with flexibility and intuition.