How to run 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."
In other words, at Collective2, you never post an imaginary track record, based on how you would-have (should-have... could-have) traded.
How to enter buys and sells
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 web site. Or, you can explore the more advanced choices.
Use your broker account
Signal Entry API
Compatible trading software
If you use one of these popular third-party trading applications, you can configure them to send buy and sell signals into Collective2.
Software by Collective2 Partners
We encourage independent software developers to write software which makes the C2 experience even better. Here are some software programs by C2 partners.
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.