Alphachain Capital is a proprietary trading firm founded with a vision of combining strategy, innovation and technology to succeed in today’s global markets. The firm specialises in short-medium term positions in large-cap cryptocurrencies and FX markets. Trades are placed in various domestic and international markets, both established and esoteric.
At Alphachain Capital we have invested in new markets, use innovating techniques and developed a unique risk-averse approach to this form of trading. We aim to set new standards and produce consistent and sustainable results in our trading strategies.
Alphachain Academy focuses on the development of our new traders. For aspiring and novice traders, the Alphachain Academy’s programmes have been designed to develop, select and grow a new generation of talented prop traders from a variety of backgrounds. For established traders we offer state of the art infrastructure, investment capital and a collaborative trading environment nurturing success.
Cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology has grown in popularity exponentially over the last three years. Total market cap for all cryptocurrencies has increased from $15 bn in 2017 to a peak of $829 bn in early 2018. Last year we saw thousands of new cryptocurrencies come to the market via Initial Coin Offering’s, each using the underlying technology in an attempt to disrupt existing industries and create new ones entirely. The technology is constantly improving as well-established teams including EOS, Stellar and Ethereum compete to provide the most secure, smart contract-enabled technology with the fastest transaction times, although there is still some way to go.
While the hype of ICO’s is now behind us, 2019 will be the year many of these projects will go to market with their products and the industry will begin to commercialise and scale. In addition, cryptocurrencies have retraced 85% from their high in January 2018. For both of these reasons we believe now is a great time for new traders to enter the cryptocurrency space while many coins and teams are currently undervalued. Many have forecast that the total market cap will reach over $1 trillion over the next two years. One thing is for sure, 2019 is going to be another year of strong growth and adoption for sector.
The foreign exchange market is where global currencies are traded. The total volume in the forex market trades in excess of $5 trillion U.S. per day as reported by the Bank for International Settlements. This makes it the largest electronic financial market asset class.
Trading currencies is the act of making predictions based on the smallest increment change in the global economy and placing a buy or sell trade in according to your speculative view. The exchange rate between two currencies is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another. Forex traders will analyse currencies and macroeconomic factors, thereby using economic forecasts to gain an idea of the currency’s true value. One of the major highlights to forex trading is they have low commissions and fees. Forex trading requires technical ability and strategy development.
Our Senior Prop Traders who have proven their ability can form and test their own strategies and can diversify into other asset classes such as commodities, equities and indices.
The Trading Floor
Traders are organised into teams primarily by the type of security traded. During peak trading hours, the desks are central to the excitement of the trading floor. Once the buzz has faded, they’re a place for mentorship and open discussion. People of all experience levels, from the junior to the most seasoned trader, work together on the trading floor.
Traders must be prepared every day to attack a varied set of problems. Most divide their time between closely monitoring their trading systems in real-time, entering trades into the market, developing new trading strategies, and improving the infrastructure that enables us to analyse the markets and our trading data.
To meet these requirements, traders must not only be capable of improvising quick solutions under time pressure, but also develop aptitude in a wide array of skills including statistical analysis and market research. Traders will eventually gain the market experience that enables them to have good trading judgment and recognise subtle opportunities.
At Alphachain Capital, learning how to trade begins and ends with mastering the knowledge and skills delivered in our Alphachain Academy programmes. All programmes are delivered through structured lessons, hands-on practical learning in the live markets and mentored by expert traders. Plenty of practice time on the trading floor is provided to master strategy execution. Traders are taught to master our bespoke trading strategies to become self-sufficient profitable traders.
Alphachain Capital is an unique place to develop as a Prop Trader, trading some of the most exciting financial markets to have emerged in decades. From fundamental and technical analysis, risk management, and trading psychology, you can find traders with extensive experience on the trading floor eager to share knowledge and to help develop junior traders. A collaborative environment with a culture of inquiry and mentoring encourages traders to grow their capabilities. You don’t need to know anything about financial markets to join here, but if you do, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the best.
Trading at Alphachain Capital is exciting and challenging. We trade in incredibly competitive, fast-paced environments, and feedback on successes and failures is quick and tangible. This allows for constant evaluation and improvement of our strategies and traders performance.
Alphachain Capital’s strategies offer powerful benefits to those traders who gain the knowledge and master the skill of executing these strategies in the financial markets:
Simple — We don’t rely on multiple complex indicators, but follow a simple, sequential set of steps that lead to and confirm quality trading opportunities
Accessible — Buying and selling based on value perception are encouraged. The same mental process of viewing an item on sale and understanding the dynamics of wholesale and retail, is the same way we approach trading in the financial markets
Adaptable — The strategy principles used to trade in the Foreign Exchange Market can largely be used in the Cryptocurrency Market. It can be applied on any time-frame you prefer to trade in.
Purposeful — An objective rule-based strategy with the single purpose of finding low risk, profitable, and high probability trading opportunities