FAQ

Do I need to have prior stock market or futures trading experience?

No, the algorithms are very easy to operate and are 100% automated, so you will not have to make any decision on entry and exit points. During the training process we give you an overview of the markets and what the algorithms look for when trading.

What broker do I need to use to use the algorithms?

Tradestation is the broker you will be required to use. Our algorithms are written using easy language and are customized to work seamlessly with their platform.

Can you trade my account for me?

No, we are not licensed to trade other people’s money. We only design and sell the software as well as provide training on utilization of the algorithms and the platform. There may be an opportunity to use a licensed broker, but keep in mind they do charge fees to trade your account. If you’re interested in this options please let us know and we will put you in touch with them. Although, keep in mind our software is very user friendly and takes around 5 to 10 minutes per day to operate. Trading on your own PC also gives you greater control vs giving someone else complete control.

Do you trade the algorithms?

Yes, every algorithm we offer for sale we trade under our own personal accounts. We may not necessarily trade them all at once because we only have a limited amount of capital or other factors, but we have traded every algorithm offered with live capital in our own accounts.

Do I have to monitor the markets or watch charts?

This software is extremely user friendly and trades on its own once you set the parameters. You should of course make a habit of checking in on it at least once per day to ensure your internet hasn’t gone down or PC crashed as the algorithms cannot function without the internet.

What do I need to get started?

You will need a PC that has been purchased within the last 2 years, a stable internet connection, and a Tradestation futures account.

What if my internet connection isn’t stable?

If your connection isn’t stable during market hours the platform can be setup to notify you of any disconnects via email. From there you can use your smartphone to either close the position or to reset your router, if that is the issue. Another alternative is using a dedicated trading server, which can be leased for under $60 per month. Ask us for recommendations on what we have used.

Should I wait to purchase the algorithms when the market picks up?

Our algorithms are designed to make money when the market is going up, down, or staying flat, so there is no need to wait. *See Disclaimer

How long will it take to see results?

We can’t predict the market, but we can tell you that right after training your account will be ready to trade.  The past profits and losses of each algorithm are detailed here.

How much could I potentially lose in one trade?

Each of the algorithms has a stop loss in place. A stop loss is a trade generated by the algorithm which is transmitted to Tradestations servers. What it does is tell Tradestation if this trade loses x amount close the position for me. Each algorithm has a customized stop loss dollar amount that can be adjusted based on the tolerance of the end user, so your risk amount is your choice. **See Disclaimer

What if I’m not comfortable using the default settings on the algorithms, like the stop loss is too high? 

Each of the algorithms has a stop loss that can be modified by the end user, so you are not bound to use the default stop loss. The huge benefit of Tradestation is they allow you to easily see how your changes would have effected the algorithms performance historically. This gives you more control VS just accepting things as they are. During training we show you how you can easily modify this.

What do you trade?

We have 6 core algorithms. These algorithms are designed to primarily trade emini futures contract. Specifically they can trade the S&P 500 (ES), Nasdaq (NQ), Russell (TF).

Do you limit the number of contract or dollar amount we can trade?

No, unlike other companies, we are not trying to get our algorithms to the masses. We have a specific number of algorithm licenses to sell. Once that number is reached we will discontinue sales. The benefit to you is that you can trade with as much capital as you want. Whereas, if we limited the number of contracts you could trade, you would be fixed to trade the same dollar amount or contract size. In a scenario where your account grew, you could not compound your gains and trade with more contracts.

If you discontinue selling will I still get support if I need it?

Yes, we sign a contract agreeing to provide lifetime support and offer free updates should the algorithms need it.

Why aren’t you trying to get your algorithms to the masses?

Think about it, if there are 1000 people all trading the same algorithm, how effective do you think that algorithm would be? The answer is not very. Most companies flood the market with algorithms that may have worked at one point, but with so many people trading them they fail in live trading.

How long are positions held?

We offer both day trade and swing based algorithms. The day trade algorithms will exit at close of market. The swing based will hold on average of 4 days.

Do I have to trade a specific algorithm or a specific market?

No, you can trade whatever market you desire, assuming the algorithms are coded for that market. Currently, the algorithms are coded to trade the S&P, Nasdaq, Russell, 10 Year T-Note, Crude Oil, and Apple stock. You can trade the swing or the day trade separately or together.

How do I know which algorithms to trade?

During training / install we’ll show you how to generate past performance reports and based on the reports you feel most comfortable with you can chose to trade.

Do you have access to my money?

No, it’s your account and we have no access?

Is this tax deductible?

We’re not a CPA, but more than likely yes, the license fee can be deductible. Check with your accountant and your situation to be sure.

How profitable are the algorithms?

Your profit and loss will vary by how many contract you trade. The performance reports listed on the website display all trades placed during the given period. They do no include commission ($2.5 per trade) or slippage, so this should be factored in when making your decision based on your own account. All reports can be verified during a live demo as well as once the algorithm are installed onto your PC via the Tradestation Performance Report tab. To see net profit go to the “Trades List” tab and start with column H5. This is the profit. Below(H6) is your balance. Going further H7 is profit/loss and H8 is your new balance. During training I load the algorithms on your Tradestation account and show you how to verify that these reports are accurate. ***See Disclaimer

How are your different from other companies?

We believe we are unique in a number of ways. We do not cap the number of contracts you can trade. What this means is if your account were to grow you could adjust the number of contracts to trade vs being limited by contract rules or having to pay more. Our fee is one time, there are no subscriptions or monthly fees. We do not want our algorithms our for the masses to trade. We believe that the more people trade one algorithm the less effective it is, which effects everyone who uses that algorithm.

Do you offer any type of financing? 

Yes, can offer financing for a portion

How can I perform due diligence to know that the algorithms would actually auto trade?

Tradestation compiles historical market data and allows developers to run back tests on this historical market data to see the results the algorithms would have hypothetically generated. What’s produced is called a Performance Report. This Performance Report details the date, time, profit or loss that occurred with each algorithm. While there may be some limitations to back testing, we typically use this as a reference point when deciding to trade this using live capital in our own accounts.

How much capital do I need to trade the algorithms?

The minimum we recommend is $10,000. You could get away with less, but we don’t suggest it.

What are the costs to trading?

You will have two fees. The first is the commission charges of roughly $2.50 per side per trade. This cost varies with volume and are charged by Tradstation. The second is the live data feed charges of roughly $20 per month. These fees are directly from Tradestation and can vary.

How do I get started? 

You’ll first need to open up a Tradestation futures account. Once you account is open and funded we’ll send you a license agreement. Once the license agreement is returned with the license fee we’ll schedule a date to do the training / installation.

Is there someone I can speak with about starting?

Yes, give us a call or email us

Can I see a live demo?

Yes, please call or email us to schedule a time. We will have you log directly into our trading PC and will answer any questions you may have.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED 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 PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.

* No representation is being made nor implied that the use of the algorithmic trading system will generate income or guarantee a profit. Performance Report assumes consistent trading, meaning no technical errors such as user intervention, disconnects or server outages. Reports do no include commission or slippage as they can vary from account to account.  Results were generated using default profit target and stop loss parameters. See performance reports for details. There is a substantial risk of loss associated with futures trading and trading exchange traded funds. This strictly is for demonstration/educational purposes.

AutomatedTradingAlgos.com does not make buy, sell or hold recommendations. Unique experiences and past performances do not guarantee future results. You should speak with your CTA or financial representative, broker dealer, or financial analyst to ensure that the software/strategy that you utilize is suitable for your investment profile before trading in a live brokerage account.**Futures trading and trading exchange traded funds involve a substantial risk of loss and is not appropriate for everyone. ***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