Understanding Proprietary Trading: Beyond the Myths

Understanding Proprietary Trading: Beyond the Myths

Welcome to the World of Proprietary Trading

Welcome to Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., and Global Financial Engineering, Inc., where we navigate the thrilling and highly competitive world of proprietary trading. This dynamic and exhilarating environment is reserved for elite performers who master all the skills demanded by the ever-challenging financial markets.

What is Proprietary Trading?

Proprietary trading, often abbreviated as “prop trading,” involves a firm trading its own capital for direct market gain rather than earning commission by trading on behalf of clients. Unlike traditional financial firms that manage the money of external clients, proprietary trading firms operate solely for their own profit.

Our Unique Approach to Proprietary Trading

At Global Financial Engineering, Inc., and Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., we distinguish ourselves in the realm of proprietary trading. Unlike most firms, we have no clients and do not sell or assist in selling products. We do not manage external funds or speculate with other people’s money. Instead, the firm itself is the client. Our traders actively engage in trading stocks, bonds, options, commodities, derivatives, and other financial instruments using our own capital, ensuring that all efforts and profits benefit our partners and employees directly.

Our Vision and Mission

Vision Statement:

To be the world leader in proprietary trading by consistently achieving superior returns through technological excellence and market insight.

Mission Statement:

To optimize financial strategies through innovative proprietary trading, maintaining robust risk management, and advancing the science of market analysis to ensure sustainable growth and profitability.

Our vision and mission underscore our commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity in all our trading activities. We aim to be at the forefront of technological advancements and market analysis, leveraging these to achieve superior returns and sustainable growth.

The Role of Technology

In the world of proprietary trading, technology plays a pivotal role. At Global Financial Engineering, Inc., and Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., we utilize cutting-edge tools and software to analyze markets and execute trades with precision and speed. One of our flagship tools is the Global Algorithmic Trading Software (GATS), which embodies our commitment to technological excellence.

Introduction to GATS

The Global Algorithmic Trading Software (GATS) is our proprietary trading software designed to optimize trading strategies and maximize returns. GATS incorporates advanced algorithms and market analysis techniques to identify and capitalize on trading opportunities. It features nine default trading strategies, each tailored to different timeframes and market conditions, ensuring a comprehensive approach to trading.

The GATS Trading Strategies

  1. Global Momentum Scalper (M1 Timeframe): Focuses on capturing quick gains from market momentum.
  2. Global Quick Trend Trader (M5 Timeframe): Aims to profit from short-term trends.
  3. Global Rapid Trend Catcher (M15 Timeframe): Targets rapid trend changes within the market.
  4. Global Intraday Swing Trader (M30 Timeframe): Utilizes swing trading techniques for intraday trades.
  5. Global Hourly Trend Follower (M60 Timeframe): Follows hourly trends to capture consistent profits.
  6. Global 4-Hour Swing Trader (M240 Timeframe): Trades based on 4-hour trend patterns.
  7. Global Daily Trend Rider (M1440 Timeframe): Rides daily trends for substantial gains.
  8. Global Weekly Position Trend Trader (M10080 Timeframe): Focuses on long-term weekly trends.
  9. Global Monthly Position Trend Trader (M10080 Timeframe): Targets monthly trends for long-term investment.

Why Proprietary Trading Matters

Proprietary trading is essential for financial markets as it provides liquidity, aids price discovery, and can lead to significant innovation in trading strategies and technologies. For firms like ours, it allows for greater flexibility and the ability to pursue unique trading opportunities without the constraints of client demands.


At Global Financial Engineering, Inc., and Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., proprietary trading is more than just a business model; it’s a philosophy of excellence, innovation, and relentless pursuit of market opportunities. Our vision to be the world leader in proprietary trading is driven by our commitment to technological excellence and market insight, embodied in our flagship Global Algorithmic Trading Software (GATS).

Stay tuned as we delve deeper into the world of proprietary trading in our upcoming articles, exploring the evolution, technology, risk management, and the strategies that make us leaders in the industry.

About the Author: Dr. Glen Brown

Dr. Glen Brown is the President & CEO of Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., and Global Financial Engineering, Inc. With over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, he holds a Ph.D. in Investments and Finance. Dr. Brown is also the Chief Financial Engineer, Head of Trading & Investments, Chief Data Scientist, and Senior Lecturer at these esteemed institutions. His expertise spans financial accounting, management accounting, finance, investments, strategic management, and risk management. Dr. Brown’s leadership fosters forward-thinking and excellence in financial education and proprietary trading, nurturing the next generation of financial professionals through his visionary outlook and unique philosophical approach.

General Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be construed as investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other type of advice. Global Financial Engineering, Inc., Global Accountancy Institute, Inc., and Dr. Glen Brown are not liable for any financial losses or damages that may arise from the use of this information. Trading in financial instruments carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Before making any investment decisions, it is recommended to seek the advice of a qualified financial advisor.

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