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Automated trading that's so easy, even a human can use it.
Use our Strategy Finder to pick an automated trading strategy. Stocks, options, futures, forex - we've got you covered.
You'd have to be nuts to start with real money. That's why we give you a Simulated Brokerage Account, with $100,000 of imaginary money.
Track each trading strategy's performance, in real time, on a single web page.
When you're ready, hook up your real, live brokerage account.
Just because it's "automated" doesn't mean you're out of control. Step in when you want. Set your own stop-losses.
Collective2 is the world's most active automated-trading community. Over 78,000 members share algorithms and results. Learn from others. Share.
Of course AutoTrading is not right for everyone. You should check out our Common Pitfalls of AutoTrading before you begin trading with real money.
Automated Trading Strategies (or trading algorithms) were originally developed by hedge funds, for sophisticated investors (read as: "crazy rich.") Now, thanks to Collective2, automated trading is available to regular humans. If you have a computer, and a brokerage account, and a pulse, well then - you're in business. (Even two out of three is okay.)
Have an account at one of these brokers? You're ready to start AutoTrading.
Become a rock star of the trading world.
Earn money selling your trading strategy through Collective2, the world's most sophisticated platform for trading-system developers.
With over 78,000 registered users, and hundreds of millions of dollars traded each week, Collective2 is the dominant trading system platform. If your system performs well at C2, you will make money.
Collective2 supports stocks, options, futures, and forex. We cover the world's major futures exchanges; plus stock exchanges in the U.S., Toronto, London, Germany, Australia; plus most forex currency pairs.
You determine your system's price. C2 offers tools to help your market and sell your system, including variable pricing (charge by the month, week, or quarter), support for "pay-per-trade," "pay-per-profitable period," and high-water marks. You can offer custom pricing to people you designate, distribute electronic coupons, set caps on the maximum number of subscribers, and set up private email broadcasts and forums for subscribers.
You never distribute your code or trading method to anyone - including us. Keep your trading algorithm totally secret, while still allowing others to subscribe and follow trades.
When you offer your system on C2, you automatically offer AutoTrade technology to your subscribers. C2 AutoTrade supports more brokers than anyone else, and is seamless for developers: just enter your buy/sell signals through C2; and C2 takes care of the rest.
C2's trade engine supports conditional orders, time-based orders, relative profit targets and stop losses, and One-Cancels-Another (OCA) groups.
We're sorry if you're a programming geek just like us. Sure, it's hard to get girls, and those thick eyeglasses smudge easily. On the other hand, you get to enjoy our Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which make building custom trading systems easy.
Enter orders manually into a Web-based order screen. Or email your signals to us. Or generate your signals automatically using one of the following programs: TradeStation, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader, MultiCharts, Interactive Brokers TWS, Investoxx.
Each trading strategy charges a monthly fee set by the manager, anywhere between $10 dollars and a few hundred dollars. Most strategies offer free trial periods, so you can test strategies without paying anything.
When you are ready to trade a strategy with real money, you'll pay an AutoTrade fee. If you use a "C2-Preferred" broker (such as Interactive Brokers) your AutoTrade fee will be a flat $99 dollars per month. It's a flat fee, no matter how often often you trade, no matter how many strategies you use, and no matter how large you make your trades.
Flat means flat. $99 dollars. Flat. Period.
If you are a trading system developer who wants to offer your system through Collective2, we'll charge a semi-annual listing fee for each system you support. You decide how much to sell your system for; you'll keep 70% of those fees.
Enter up to 5 trade signals
Then: $120 per system
Keep 70% of your subscription fees
AutoTrade support at all C2 brokers
Submit signals any way you like:
Signals through Web - Included
Signals through Email - Included
Programmer's API - Included
Signals through TradeStation - Included
Signals through MetaTrader - Included
Signals through NinjaTrader - Available
Signals through IB's TWS - Available
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.
These results are based on simulated or hypothetical performance results that have certain inherent limitations. Unlike the results shown in an actual performance record, these results do not represent actual trading. Also, because these trades have not actually been executed, these results may have under-or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated or hypothetical trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to these being shown.
In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program, which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results.
The following are material assumptions used when calculating any hypothetical monthly results that appear on our web site.
There is a substantial risk of loss in futures and forex trading. Online trading of stocks and options is extremely risky. Assume you will lose money. Don't trade with money you cannot afford to lose.
Back to About AutoTrading.
We have identified the following seven common pitfalls that can cause the performance of your real trading account to differ from the hypothetical performance data posted on this Web site. In order to turn on AutoTrading, you will need to acknowledge that you have read and understand this page.
If you are considering becoming an AutoTrading client, you should know about some of the mistakes some clients make: