How to manage your trading strategy on Collective2
To "run a strategy" here on Collective2, you’ll need to submit buy and sell signals. That means: when it’s time to buy something, you need to tell us, "Buy now." When it’s time to sell, you’ll need to tell us, “Sell now.” Which raises the question: How do you actually tell us when it is time to buy or sell? What do you type… and where?
Below are your choices. The most simple is that you can type your buy and sell signals into our C2 Quick Trade web site order ticket. Or, you can explore the more advanced choices.*
Use our web site to type your buys and sells, and “publish” them for your subscribers. Like using an online broker. (But no broker account required.)
If you have a compatible broker account, you can just trade at your broker and we will "read" your trades and automatically publish them for your subscribers. More
If you use popular third-party trading applications like NinjaTrader, TradeStation, or MT4, you can configure them to send buy and sell signals into your Collective2 Model Account. More
If you are comfortable writing your own computer software from scratch, use our Signal Entry API to send trades automatically. More
Seetu is Collective2’s trading-strategy back-testing environment and programming language. More
* Just to be clear: All the track records you create as a Trade Leader using any trade order submission method are always “hypothetical” because – even though the buys and sells are generated in real-time – there is no single real-life brokerage account record that looks exactly like any strategies. All of our standard warnings about the problems with hypothetical track records still apply, such as:
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.
You may be interested to learn more technical details about how Collective2 calculates the hypothetical results you see on this web site.