(Bloomberg) -- On a gated residential street about an hour’s drive south of Mexico City’s main business district lives Breogan, a $350,000 computer that Alberto Alonso built to shake up the nation’s stock market.

Alonso, 32, created the machine and the software it runs with a squad of eggheads including a trained atmospheric physicist and a robotics specialist. The algorithm the device uses automatically buys and sells shares when it spots an alluring trade, aiming to disrupt a market where business is still often done with a phone rather than a computer.

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