Human Vs. Mercor: The Algorithmic Advantage

Automated trading is by no means a new concept. However, historically, it has not been a tool easily accessed by retail traders. Large financial institutions have used advanced trading algorithms — a big reason for their successes and dominant market positions — all while everyday investors are left to operate on instinct and with limited capital.

When analyzing the cryptocurrency market, we can see that the higher levels of volatility have a deleterious effect on the challenges traders face. And when combining this with emotions like stress and anxiety, it does not end well financially.

The “Human” Problem in Crypto Trading

Humans are not immune to emotion-based decision-making, and in crypto, that’s a costly mistake. Inexperienced traders often develop the habit of chasing a trend on a chart, which consists of buying into a cryptocurrency when it’s already overvalued, only to ride the dip back down.

Humans also do not self optimize. We are inherently slow to adapt when things aren’t going the way we want them to, and while we may start with a strict set of trading rules, they often get abandoned when panic or FOMO sets in. Another challenge investors face with crypto is our basic human needs like food and sleep. Traders can spend all day staring at their position on a chart, only to wake up the following day and see missed opportunities, or worse, wake up to a massive loss.

The Mercor Advantage

Now, even investors with limited capital can enjoy the same benefits that big institutions have. Mercor disrupts and democratizes the algorithmic trading market by offering an ecosystem, connecting investors to trading algorithm developers.

These self-learning algorithms are programmed to spot market patterns and adapt to fluctuations rather than react to them due to FOMO. They also function during the entire 24-hour trading cycle, allowing you to capitalize on otherwise missed opportunities and protect your portfolio from unexpected dips.

An Equal-Opportunity Ecosystem

Mercor is far more than a typical trading platform. It removes the common barriers retail traders face and creates a community atmosphere that provides them with tools that were once deemed out-of-reach and only accessible to a select few institutions. Not only does Mercor provide its users a new and effortless source of passive income, but this income is also likely to be a more lucrative source, as algorithms beat their human counterparts in the trading game!

About Mercor

Mercor is a radical disruptor, democratizing the algorithmic trading market. Mercor supplies developers with an enticing platform and environment to create their own algorithms; after testing, these algorithms are then utilized by investors. Thereby producing a system where investors and developers work in reciprocity. All of this makes Mercor an unparalleled platform cultivating algorithmic trading growth, development, and most importantly, accessibility like no other.




Mercor disrupts financial markets by building a bridge between algorithmic trading and every-day investors worldwide. Official website:

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Mercor disrupts financial markets by building a bridge between algorithmic trading and every-day investors worldwide. Official website:

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