Our Story

PxStrat is the result of half-a-decade trading research, accompanied with a constant drive for understanding the financial markets, trading strategies, and gaining an edge. Here is our story of how we got to where we are today:

The journey begins…

2015.05.25

The journey begins…

Back in early 2015, the founders of PxStrat began to develop interest in financial markets, specifically the currency markets. Of major interest was the January 15th, 2015 flash crash of the Swiss Franc against the Euro.

First-trading account

2016.07.11

First-trading account

After more than a year of paper trading, we opened our first trading account with a small brokerage in London in mid-2016 using Metatrader 4. This period proved to be a truly unique time, with a lot of lessons learned, and the stark realities of trading coming to light.

USIS Trading Division Founded

2017.09.25

USIS Trading Division Founded

In September 2016, one of the founders of PxStrat started the USIS Trading Division at the University of Sheffield, which aimed at giving students from any academic backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about financial trading.

PxStrat founded

2017.12.18

PxStrat founded

After several months of preparation, PxStrat was founded in December 2017, originally named “Phoenix Strategies”. The purpose of PxStrat at that time was to support the USIS Trading Division by creating online courses which students could complete to learn more about financial markets.

The need for high-quality data

2018.09.17

The need for high-quality data

By the autumn of 2018, the founders were turning to algorithmic trading approaches, and realised that in order to be able to carry out thorough back-tests, high-quality data-sets were needed. These were however either difficult to find, or very costly. This motivates us to start creating our own data-sets.

First data-set created

2019.01.07

First data-set created

In early 2019, after numerous generations of synchronization and validation procedures using over 20 different data-sources, the first financial data-set was created for EURUSD and made available online, marking the first major mile-stone for PxStrat.

This is us today; we are eager to continue expanding our data-set collection, research and educational content, and develop our algorithmic trading strategies further. To find out more, head over to our What we do page.