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AI Powered Strategy Backtesting and Forecasting Platform Neotic Integrates With Collective2 to Provide Automated Trading

Strategy-minded traders can now use artificial intelligence (with no coding) from Neotic.ai and deploy portfolios directly to the Collective2 marketplace.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 — Collective2 (“C2”), the world’s leading trading strategy platform and marketplace, and Neotic, a customizable artificial intelligence (AI) engine for backtesting and daily forecasting, announced today a partnership and integration that allows Neotic users to publish AI-created U.S. stock portfolios as automated strategies on Collective2.

Combining the power of AI with the simplicity of a no-coding-required interface, Neotic lets traders research, design, build, and test stock strategies using any combination of historical prices, corporate fundamentals and financial news. Following the testing phase, Neotic derived trading models can then be connected to Collective2 for walk-forward demo trading followed by live, real-money trading at numerous support brokers including Interactive Brokers or commission-free trading site C2BROKER

Collective2 COO, Roderick Casilli said “We are always looking for innovative companies that can help traders produce edge and alpha in the markets and Neotic is just such a company. It is especially helpful to have new AI driven tools that give non-programmers the ability to express their trading ideas as fully formed strategies ready for the C2 marketplace.”

Neotic.ai CEO, Samir EL ZEIN said “We are very excited about this partnership with Collective2, the first marketplace for trading strategies which also offers commission-free brokerage services. It’s about time traders can tailor the use of artificial intelligence for their trades without having to debug code.”

About Neotic.ai

Created with the intention of aiding traders, brokers and hedge funds, Neotic.ai offers a specialized value proposition for each segment. The firm is democratizing the use of artificial intelligence in the financial markets without the need of programming languages. For more information, please visit https://neotic.ai/

About Collective2

Founded in 2001, Collective2 is an investing website with more than 100,000 registered users. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their trading results in real-time. Other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and can automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account. Over $75 million dollars of investor capital is linked to strategies on the Collective2 platform. For more information, please visit https://trade.collective2.eu

Contact

For Neotic.ai
Samir EL ZEIN
Samir@neotic.ai
Skype ID: info_804367

For Collective2
Roderick Casilli
rod@collective2.eu

Collective2 Launches Commission-free Investment Platform C2BROKER

With Collective2 and C2BROKER combined, users can trade strategies commission-free.

OAKLAND, California.  April 30, 2018 – Collective2 (“C2”), the online trading strategy marketplace that connects investors with independent traders, announced today the public beta release of C2BROKER (“C2B”), the first-ever investment platform to offer hedge fund ideas with commission-free trading.

At C2BROKER, customers can automatically follow (“AutoTrade”) any equity or options trading strategies at C2 in their own C2B brokerage account without hidden fees, commissions, or complex pricing structures. 

“Low-cost or no-cost trading is nothing new. For the past decade, it has been a race to zero for transaction fees in trading. But what good is saving money if you don’t know what or when to buy?” said Roderick Casilli, C2B Co-Founder and Head of Product at C2. Casilli added, “With C2BROKER, customers get the powerful trade-idea engine of C2 plus the benefit of paying literally nothing extra to place strategy trades.”

Thousands of trading strategies have been tracked by the Collective2 platform. Investors can examine these track records, and — if they see one they like — link it to a C2BROKER account so that trades are executed automatically. C2B accounts continue to be self-directed. Customers have the ability to turn on and off strategies, add new strategies, manage trades, and control trade sizes, all in real-time.

About Collective2

Founded in 2001, Collective2 is the world’s largest marketplace of trading strategies. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their trading results in real-time. Other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and can automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account. Over $75 million dollars of investor capital is linked to strategies on the Collective2 platform. For more information, please visit www.collective2.eu.

CONTACT:

For C2BROKER
Roderick Casilli
(m) 415-786-7482
rod@c2broker.com

For Collective2:
Roderick Casilli
(m) 415-786-7482
rod@collective2.eu

What’s New At C2 – Improved Leaderboard To Quickly Find Your First or Next Strategy

We rolled out several enhancements to the Leaderboard this week to pack more on each page and make it more useful to research strategies. 

Select from different time periods, sort by new values including W:L Ratio, Sharp Ratio, % Profitable, and Age.  Simulate or go live all from the same row.   Be on the lookout for more parameters and minor tweaks to continue to improve how you’ll discover your next trading strategy on C2.    

 

Collective2 Adds Support for Cboe Bitcoin Futures

In 2008, a programmer using a mysterious pseudonym (“Satoshi Nakamoto”) published an academic paper describing a new, decentralized digital currency. Bitcoin was born.

Today, all the Bitcoins in circulation are worth over $295 billion dollars, more than the market value of Procter & Gamble.

Is Bitcoin a bubble? 

What is the “true” value of a single Bitcoin? Is it $50,000 dollars, as some people claim? Or is it… zero?

In December 2017, the CBOE and CME launched regulated Bitcoin futures contracts, allowing people to speculate on the value of Bitcoins.

Today, Collective2 announces support for the CBOE Bitcoin futures contract on the C2 Platform. This means that C2 Trade Leaders can execute trades for Bitcoin futures products, and subscribers to their C2 trading strategies will be able to follow Bitcoin trades in their own brokerage accounts.

Here are the contract specifications for CBOE Bitcoin futures:

CBOE Bitcoin Futures (XBT)

Contract Multiplier: 1 Bitcoin
C2 Symbol: @XBT
Point Value: 1 ($1 per contract)
Minimum Price Intervals: 10 point values ($10 per contract)

Margin: C2 will use Interactive Brokers margin rates which are different for long and short positions and subject to change. More info is published on the IB website here: https://ibkr.info/article/3049

Important:  Interactive Brokers has set different margin requirements for long and short positions in Bitcoin futures. We will initially require the short margin amount for both short and long positions.   In the case of outright short positions, the margin rate for the CFE contracts is currently set at USD 40,000 per contract and the CME contract, which is 5x larger, has a requirement of USD 200,000. As of the time of this article, there is currently no reduced day-trading margin. 

For Additional Information: Visit the CBOE website or CME website.  


DISCLOSURES: Futures’ trading is not suitable for all investors and involves the risk of loss. The risk of loss in futures can be substantial. You should, therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for your financial condition. No statement within this webpage should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a futures contract, follow, subscribe, or AutoTrade any Collective2 strategy, or as investment advice.

Customers choosing to trade Bitcoin futures should consider additional significant risks including, but not limited to: (a) Bitcoin futures contracts have not previously traded on a U.S. regulated futures exchange and as such, there is no futures trading history in this product; (b)The price of the underlying Bitcoin and the indexes upon which the futures contracts are based are highly volatile and unpredictable based on many factors; (c) Since a limited number of futures commissions merchants may offer trading in the Bitcoin futures contracts, there might be limited volume which might impact market efficiencies and price movements; and (d) The risk of loss can be substantial and could result in a customer losing more than the initial or maintenance margin requirement. As such, each customer should conduct his or her own due diligence prior to make a decision to trade in these products. See link below from the National Futures Association for more information. www.nfa.futures.org/investors/investor-advisory.html

Additionally, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has made available a Virtual Currency Resource Web Page designed to educate and inform the public about this topic and its risks. See the link below for further information from the CFTC. http://www.cftc.gov/bitcoin/index.html

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Interactive Brokers LLC is a registered Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA), and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and several other self-regulatory organizations. Interactive Brokers does not endorse or recommend any introducing brokers, third-party financial advisors, hedge funds or Auto Trading Service Providers, including Collective2. Interactive Brokers provides execution and clearing services to customers. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation, offer, or solicitation of an offer by Interactive Brokers to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument or to engage in any specific investment strategy. Interactive Brokers makes no representation, and assumes no liability to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website.

For more information regarding Interactive Brokers, please visit www.interactivebrokers.com.

Richard Metzger prefers pragmatism and probabilities to the pursuit of perfection

Four years ago, Richard Metzger went from designing the logic that goes into cell phones, computers and electronics to designing trading algorithms for his own venture AlgorithmicTrading.net. The results in just a short time have been impressive. 

In Episode 9 of Top Trader Radio, Richard and host Charley Wright cover a broad range of topics from why to avoid perfection to how to use inversely correlated instruments to hedge. Richard has algorithms for a variety of market conditions but within each strategy he advocates for simplicity when possible. 

Richard offers one of his marquee strategies under the name Swing Trader ES TY on a privately branded Collective2 site. 

Always remember, don’t let the perfect become the enemy of the sufficient … because back-testing is only a small part of the battle. I’ve coded over 300 algorithms, almost all of which did poorly when applied to live trades. A few stood out as gems and those are what we offer to our customers today.  

Richard Metzger

Richard Metzger
Founder, Lead Developer, Quant Algorithms LLC

Richard spent over 10 years as a logic designer engineer at Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Qualcomm.

In 2013, after trading on the side during his entire career, he founded AlgorithmicTrading.net (now under parent company Quant Algorithms) to capitalize on his expertise in algorithm development, finite state machine coding/design, and advanced mathematics.

Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a computer science emphasis from Boise State. 

Meet Collective2 at The TradersEXPO Las Vegas

Join Rod Casilli, COO and Head of Product for Collective2 at The TradersEXPO!

Attend For Free

Roderick Casilli                  Rod Casilli
           Head of Product

At this year’s TradersEXPO Las Vegas, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and network with the best traders in the world and attend free interactive sessions designed specifically to help you make better trading decisions immediately. 

In addition to two Collective2 break-out sessions, expert-led discussions will cover topics such as trading cryptocurrencies, navigating fake news, gaining a global macro edge, and current strategies for trading stocks, ETFs, commodities, options, forex, and futures.

Attend Collective2’s Presentations:


Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Trading Strategy Con Game and the Importance of
Walk-Forward, Third-Party Trade Verification

Friday, November 03, 2017 | 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

   Attend Free


The conference brochure is ready to download. Inside, see what’s in store for you at the Expo.   

 
  Click here for complete TradersEXPO details and to register free

 or call 800-970-4355 and mention priority code 043851.

GD Singh challenges conventional wisdom but follows common sense

GD Singh is CFA Institute member and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst who, along with his team of research contributors that all boast similar credentials, manage seven core strategies, each with a different risk/return profile designed to cater to a specific type of investor.  

GD founded HedgedEquity in 2015 to provide access to signals from his portfolio of strategies. The firm specializes in low volatility, alpha seeking equities, ETFs and futures strategies that are non-correlated to the traditional equity and bond indices. 

Episode 8 of Top Trader Radio features host Charley Wright interviewing GD about the approach, market and personal philosophies, and style that drive his investment process.  On Collective2, you can find his strategies under the user NTLLC including Emini Short Term, Allcap Stocks Long Only, and SP Swing Trading among others.

GD’s proprietary multi-instrument, multi-time frame trading strategies have been published on Collective2 since 2015.

Our fundamental belief is centered around the fact that markets are inherently inefficient and often create pockets of opportunities for astute investors.


GD Singh
Founder,  Lead Portfolio Manager, HedgedEquity

GD Singh is the founder of  HedgedEquity.com, a proprietary research entity that develops sophisticated ‘model’ portfolio strategies for the global investment community.  GD is a Chartered Alternative Investment analyst with over 20 years of trading and investment experience. He is also a standing member of the CFA institute.

Born and raised in India, most of his prior experience was in technology and software companies having sold his first company at the young age of 22. He transitioned to managing his personal portfolios several years ago and decided to bring his strategies to the global community via his newly created venture – HedgedEquity.com. Mr. Singh is the lead portfolio manager and is assisted by a team of 6 CFA/CAIA charterholders, who help him in his research efforts. 

Brad Pappas proves that green portfolios can stay well in the black

In 1995, Brad Pappas formed Rocky Mountain Humane Investing, Corp (RMHI), an independent Boulder investment advisory firm to cater to Vegan and Socially Responsible Investing.  RMHI was the first investment adviser in the United States that focused exclusively on humane and environmentally screening as part of a socially responsible investing philosophy.

In Episode 7 of Top Trader Radio, Brad and host Charley Wright talk about the investment approach behind several strategies tracked on Collective2 including Optimized Partners I and The Vegan Growth Portfolio.  Topics include trend following, what makes a market worthy of investment, and the common question of whether socially responsible investing means sacrificing performance. 

Brad’s proprietary ranking and trading systems have been public on Collective2.com  since 2013.

The technique that a manager employs is far more important than the investment selection universe. I figured the only way I could really prove it to people was to do it in real time in real life. 

Brad Pappas

Brad Pappas
Founder, Principal Portfolio Manager, Rocky Mountain Humane Investing, Corp.

Brad Pappas is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Finance in Boston with over 35 years of trading experience.  While at E.F. Hutton in the mid 1980’s, he formed his first trading model and was runner up in the 1987 U.S. Investing Championship in the Options Writing division.  

Brad is active in rescuing mountain dog breeds on his ranch in Colorado and in 1995 founded the Rocky Mountain Humane Investing, Corp.

Special Notice: Volatility Product Margin Increase

Volatility Product Margin Increase

Interactive Brokers Client Services: August 4, 2017

VIX (the CBOE Volatility Index) has established new all-time lows over the course of the past month. The price dynamics of that product are such that it can have very large relative price increases over a very short period of time base on news and other market factors. In recognition of the special risk of sudden, large increases in market volatility, that is inherent in Volatility Products such as VIX, Interactive Brokers will put into place greater margin requirements for Volatility Products after expiration processing on Saturday, 19 August. 

IB’s margin policy will be to consider market outcome scenarios under which VIX might rise to a price of 18 (even when it is currently priced much lower) and under which the other Volatility Products could rise to proportionately similar degrees. If you have positions in Volatility Products that have risk in large upward moves of market volatility, then your margin may increase significantly.

In the interim IB will with immediate effect increase its Initial Margin requirements on Volatility Products to a degree consistent with the upcoming 19 August increases in Maintenance Margin.

You can use IB’s Risk Navigator SM to understand how the Maintenance Margin will change for your current positions or to see what the Maintenance Margin will be for any portfolio that you would like to construct. Instructions are provided at the end of this email.

You should exercise care to plan your positions so that they will be in compliance with the new margin policy by the effective date of 19 August. Some of the factors that you should consider are listed below.

• A number of current contracts will expire between now and the effective date. Depending on the positions they may increase or reduce your upcoming margin requirement.

• Some Volatility Products have “ultra” and “inverse” characteristics. Ultra products are expected to have greater daily returns than normal products while inverse products are expected to have returns that are of the opposite sign to normal products. It is therefore expected that an increase in market volatility will result in a decrease in the price of an inverse volatility product. As a consequence, for example, under the new policy the margin on a naked short call will increase for a normal product while the margin for a naked short put will increase for an inverse product.

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Interactive Brokers LLC is a registered Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA), and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and several other self-regulatory organizations. Interactive Brokers does not endorse or recommend any introducing brokers, third-party financial advisors, hedge funds or Auto Trading Service Providers, including Collective2. Interactive Brokers provides execution and clearing services to customers. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation, offer, or solicitation of an offer by Interactive Brokers to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument or to engage in any specific investment strategy. Interactive Brokers makes no representation, and assumes no liability to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website.

For more information regarding Interactive Brokers, please visit www.interactivebrokers.com.

 

Alessandro Cocciola’s strategy has experienced 4 years of good “Carma”

Alessandro Cocciola designs and develops quantitative, mechanical trading strategies that utilize proprietary measurements to determine the market regime along with a scoring system for S&P equities. His flagship strategy Carma Stocks is a mean reversion swing trading strategy that filters for oversold and overbought stocks. The strategy trades only highly liquid stocks, both long and short.

In Episode 6 of Top Trader Radio, Alessandro and host Charley Wright talk about the investment approach behind Carma Stocks, the importance of matching trading methods to your personality, lessons learned about liquidity from the perils of 2008, and the characteristics that have lead to Alessandro’s success as a portfolio manager. 

Trading and portfolio management are my passions and my job. I find myself very fortunate that the two things coincide. 


Alessandro Cocciola
Principal Managing Partner, Carma Advisory

Alessandro has 11 years of experience in the financial markets. He is the Principal Managing Partner of Carma Advisory, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor firm. He specializes in mechanical trading and portfolio management with a focus on long/short equity strategies. Alessandro is graduate of Economics and Banking at the University of Macerata (Italy) and has gained significant experience in leading Italian asset management companies as a Portfolio Manager and as a Risk Manager.

IQBroker’s Daniel Tochner has 18 ways to make you a better trader

Software Architect Daniel Tochner wanted a way to backtest, optimize, and execute multiple algorithmic trading strategies at a portfolio level. When he was unable to find a platform that was capable of the heavy lifting required to meet his needs, he set out to design and build it himself, and IQBroker was born.

In Episode 5 of Top Trader Radio, Daniel and host Charley Wright cover the features and benefits of the IQBroker software which was recently selected as Collective2’s first Preferred Trading Platform.  Daniel explains how IQBroker allows multiple strategies, within a single portfolio, to trade multiple symbols, on multiple exchanges… and to use multiple bar-types, news feeds, RSS feeds, and fundamental data.

The result of over 11 years of R&D, IQBroker is one of the most powerful and feature-rich broker-neutral trading platforms for equities, futures and forex. IQBroker has received rave reviews from quantitative and algorithmic traders all over the world. 

…a trader can have a strategy that looks at equities in New York, forex in Tel Aviv, and futures in London and they can simulate all of that as a single portfolio. That was impossible for traders to do [before IQBroker].

Daniel Tochner

Daniel Tochner
Founder & CEO, IQBroker

Daniel founded IQBroker with the purpose of developing the ultimate algorithmic trading platform. He is an experienced algorithmic trader and software architect with over 15 years of accumulated experience in professional software development, capital markets and business administration. Daniel handles both the vision and the day-to-day operations of the company to ensure that it stays on the cutting edge of technology.

Daniel holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a resident of the beautiful city of Las Vegas and is often in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.

Collective2 Adds Support for Acclaimed Multi-Broker Trading Platform AlgoTerminal

Integration Allows Collective2 Trade Leaders to Use AlgoTerminal’s Powerful Algorithmic Trading Software to Design, Test, and Deploy Strategies on Collective2.

NEW YORK, New York, July 11, 2017Collective2 (C2), the online platform which connects investors with independent traders, and AlgoTerminal, the advanced algorithmic and discretionary trading platform, announced today that AlgoTerminal has been chosen as C2’s first Preferred Trading Platform. Due to the tight integration of AlgoTerminal and C2, AlgoTerminal is now the most attractive platform for publishing trade signals and managing portfolios on C2.

Using AlgoTerminal’s built-in IQScript designer, C2 users are able to program strategies written in C#, F#, VB.NET, R.NET or using Microsoft Visual Studio. AlgoTerminal’s backtesting and optimization capabilities are unparalleled, allowing multiple strategies within a portfolio to trade multiple symbols on multiple exchanges, and to use multiple bar-types, news feeds, RSS feeds, and fundamental data.

For discretionary traders, AlgoTerminal features advanced charting, hundreds of indicators, trade pads, watchlists, DOM, alerts, conditional orders, and much more.  

Matthew Klein, CEO of Collective2 LLC said:  “The first time we saw AlgoTerminal, our team was blown away. We have not seen anything even close to AlgoTerminal’s capabilities in any commercially-available execution platform or algorithmic trading software. We’re excited to offer the AlgoTerminal platform to Collective2 users.”

AlgoTerminal Founder and CEO Daniel Tochner said: “Collective2’s history of attracting systematic, automated traders is a perfect fit for AlgoTerminal. Whether you are a developer or a point-and-click trader, AlgoTerminal will help you better manage your Collective2 strategies. We invite C2 Trade Leaders currently using TradeStation, NinjaTrader, Interactive Broker’s TWS, or any other platform, to download and give AlgoTerminal a try.”

About AlgoTerminal

The result of over 11 years of R&D, AlgoTerminal is one of the most powerful and feature-rich broker-neutral trading platforms for equities, futures and Forex. Designed as the ultimate solution for back testing, optimizing and executing a portfolio of algorithmic trading strategies, AlgoTerminal has received rave reviews from quantitative and algorithmic traders all over the world. For more information, please visit www.algoterminal.com.

About Collective2

Founded in 2001, Collective2 is an investing website with more than 100,000 registered users. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their trading results in real-time. Other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and can automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account. Over $75 million dollars of investor capital is linked to strategies on the Collective2 platform. For more information, please visit www.collective2.eu

CONTACT:

For AlgoTerminal:

Daniel Tochner
(m) 725-400-5060
daniel@algoterminal.com

For Collective2:

Roderick Casilli
(m) 415-786-7482
rod@collective2.eu

 

Paolo Geronazzo’s ANTARES SP500 Trading Strategy has 3-ways to shine

After several failed attempts at discretionary trading, Paolo Geronazzo returned to his programming and IT roots and began developing rules-based, automated trading strategies. Many years of rigorous back-testing later, a mean-reversion strategy targeting the S&P 500 E-mini Futures emerged as “the star” and ANTARES SP500 was born. 

In this episode, Charley and Paolo go into great detail about the workings of his strategy and the methods used to succeed with a contrarian model in what has seemed like a relentless bull market. Hint, ANTARES SP500 has more than one way to shine.  

I opened an account and lost all the account trading discretionary. From that point I decided to trade only with mechanical trading systems.


Paolo Geronazzo
Independent Trader

Paolo has over 25 years of programming and IT experience in various industries.  He was lured to the financial markets during the dot-com days of 2001 during which time he began to use his programming skills to develop automated trading systems.  He is now a full time trader designing and managing proprietary trading strategies for his own use and a prominent Swiss financial institution.

Paolo lives in Varese (Italy), near the Swiss border.

John Netto takes trading performance measurement into the 3rd dimension

This week host Charley Wright spoke with John Netto, a professional, independent futures trader based in Las Vegas. John has managed risk in the global markets, the world of sports as a teenage bookie, and as a United States Marine.  

Charley and John covered many topics, including his 600-page book “The Global Macro Edge” and his view on the three dimensions of measuring returns, the 3rd dimension being his namesake  – the Netto Number.

Trading is about growth. It’s a microcosm of life.

John Netto
Independent Trader,  Author

John Netto is a cross-asset class trader and author of The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk. He is also the creator of the Netto Number, the Risk Factor Compensation System, and the Protean Strategy, for which he was named by Collective2.com as Strategy Developer of the Month. Netto is an expert in developing, executing, and managing proprietary algorithmic and discretionary trading strategies across a range of time horizons, asset classes, and market regimes.

Mr. Netto has conducted numerous live trading webinars where viewers watch his P&L, positions, and orders in real time for total transparency of his methods. He has appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money, Closing Bell, and Squawk on the Street, as well as Bloomberg, CNN, Fox Business Channel, and PBS.

Mr. Netto is also the author of One Shot – One Kill Trading. Mr. Netto speaks, reads, and writes Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish to help him articulate his vision of the markets to an international audience. John Netto’s ability to convey esoteric concepts was put on display when he was featured in two documentary movies, Life on the Line and Ghost Exchange, where he simplified to viewers some of complex aspects of creating a point spread model on The Super Bowl and executing high frequency trading strategies. Netto served in the United States Marine Corps for over eight years and is passionate about Veterans’ causes.

 

 

Mario Randholm on the importance of thinking risk management first

Charley interviews Mario Randholm, Trade Leader for the market-timing, options premium selling strategy R-Option.  

This business is about risk management. You could have the best models .. but if you are wrong with risk management, you will not succeed.

Mario Randholm
Founder

Mario is the founder of Randholm & Co., an investment management company dedicated to producing superior returns for its clients and employees by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods. 

Mario holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and BBA from Adelphi University in New York.

 

C2 Interview on Benzinga PrepMarket Prep

Listen to Collective2 Head of Product Management Rod Casilli talk markets, and the C2 trading strategies marketplace, on the Benzinga PreMarket Prep show with show hosts Joel and Dennis.

Queue to (33:50) for the start of the interview. 

About Collective2

Collective2 is an investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real-time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account.

Collective2 was founded in 2001. It has more than 100,000 registered users and 15,000 published strategies. Over $75 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.

Collective2 on Strategic Investor Radio

Roderick Casilli, Collective2’s Head of Product Development, talks with Charley Wright of Strategic Investor Radio to discuss crowdsourcing for trading and investment management.  

Strategic Investor Radio interviews leading portfolio managers, investors and entrepreneurs from the world of alternative investments.

About Collective2

Collective2 is an investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real-time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account.

Collective2 was founded in 2001. It has more than 100,000 registered users and 15,000 published strategies. Over $55 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.


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.

Material assumptions and methods used when calculating results

The following are material assumptions used when calculating any hypothetical monthly results that appear on our web site.

Trading is risky

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.

 

Collective2 surpasses $50 Million in investor capital connected to platform

Rye Brook, NY — October 18 — Collective2.com, the online platform which connects investors with traders, today announced that it has surpassed $50 Million dollars in investor capital linked to strategies on the platform. The increase represents a gain of over 30% in assets following strategies (AFS) from the prior quarter.

“This is an exciting milestone and continues to demonstrate the appeal of the strategies listed on C2,” said Matthew Klein, CEO and founder of collective2.eu.

The growth has come from both traditional accounts and the recent introduction of the ScoutAlpha, a managed service that consists of trading programs based on Collective2 trading strategies.

About Collective2

Collective2 is an investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real-time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account.

Collective2 was founded in 2001. It has more than 90,000 registered users and 15,000 published strategies. Over $50 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.

Contact:

Collective2 Media Contact:
Roderick Casilli
415.786.7482
rod@collective2.eu

Collective2 announces private placement

Rye Brook, NY — September 10 — Collective2 today announced that it intends to raise capital from accredited investors through a Private Placement.

The company owns Collective2.com, a web site that connects investors with traders.

The company will attempt to raise $5 million dollars by relying on the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) Rule 506(c) exemption to Regulation D, which allows general solicitation of a Private Placement.

Accredited investors can learn more about the investment here: Investment in C2

THIS COMMUNICATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY SECURITIES. OFFERS OR SOLICITATIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE BY DELIVERY OF THE COMPANY’S PRIVATE PLACEMENT MEMORANDUM.

About Collective2

Collective2 is an investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real-time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account.

Collective2 was founded in 2001. It has more than 90,000 registered users. Over $40 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.

For further information, please contact investor@collective2.eu.

Collective2 Astounds World By Releasing New Version of Corporate Web Site

Rye Brook, NY — August 11Collective2.com, the platform which connects investors with traders, today astounded much of the world by announcing a new version of its corporate web site, collective2.eu. The new web site features things such as graphics, and also a “How Collective2 Works” video that plays in a pop-up window whenever a visitor presses a little on-screen arrow.

“I am very happy that our new web site uses that little arrow thingy,” said Matthew Klein, CEO of collective2.eu. “Other web sites also have a similar arrow thingy to launch videos, but our site’s arrow thingy is much, much better.”

The new version of the collective2.eu web site was the result of many tens of thousands of dollars spent on consultants, web designers, and programmers. “Yeah, it’s money down the toilet,” Klein admitted. “But that arrow thing! Did I mention that arrow thing?”

About Collective2

Collective2 is an investing web site. Great traders from around the world ask Collective2 to track their brokerage results in real-time. Then other investors can “subscribe” to these traders, and automatically follow their trades in their own brokerage account.

Collective2 was founded in 2001. It has more than 90,000 registered users. Over $35 million dollars of investor capital is connected to the Collective2 platform.

Contact:

Collective2 Media Contact:
Roderick Casilli
415.786.7482
rod@collective2.eu

 

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