Hi, I'm Matthew Klein

Glamour shot showing Matthew Klein, founder of Collective2, highly airbrushed to prevent projectile vomiting

I'm the founder of Collective2. I'm also a computer programmer, novelist, and trader.

I've been building Collective2 for over a decade. Is Collective2 the trading world's best-kept secret? I'm afraid so.

That's because I don't spend my time doing marketing or appearing at seminars. I don't walk around an auditorium wearing a feather-weight microphone headset teaching people how to make a fortune trading. The truth is, I have no freaking clue how to make a fortune trading. And if I did know, I'd probably keep it to myself.

But what I do know is that, if there is a way to make money trading (and who knows if there is), then the answer will be found in the collective genius of computer programmers, traders, and mathematicians all over the world. That's why I built Collective2 -- to help people discover trading genius, wherever it may reside, and to try to profit from it, if possible.

I've spent over a decade building the technology behind Collective2, and I invite you to come back and explore the site. Sure, it's a bit daunting. Sure, your eyes will glaze over when they are assaulted by the rows of statistics and numbers. But perhaps, just perhaps, investing your time, and exploring our complex site, will prove worthwhile to you. With over 60,000 registered users, we must be doing something cool.

Not sure if C2 is right for you? Try AutoTrading in a free, simulated brokerage account.

Other news from Collective2

New broker support

MetaTrader4: We're pleased to announce support for MetaTrader4 accounts. This means that if you have a MetaTrader4 account, you can AutoTrade any C2 forex trading system within it. (Your broker will need to approve before trading can begin.)

Vision Financial: Now you can AutoTrade Collective2 (C2) systems at Vision Financial (supports stocks, options, futures).

Interactive Brokers: We now support advanced Gen3 AutoTrade technology for Interactive Brokers (futures only for USA customers, stocks/options/futures for non-USA customers).

Inverse Trading:

Now we support "inverse trading" -- which allows you to bet against a trading system you think will fail.*

What is Collective2?

Collective2 (or "C2" to its fans) is an automated trading platform. It allows traders to analyze and choose automated trading systems based on hypothetical track records.

Subscribers can choose to have trades automatically placed in compatible brokerage accounts, or can have buy/sell signals sent by email or cell phone for manual trading.

Skilled traders and system developers can earn extra income by offering subscriptions to their own trading methods.

Collective2 was founded eleven years ago, and has enabled billions of dollars of real-life trades in real-life trading accounts.

Hot trading systems this week

System: Whole Wheat

Graph showing performance of Whole Wheat

What it trades: Futures

What's interesting about it: Well, nothing. It's a trading system that trades only one thing: wheat. Hey, wake up. Why did you fall asleep when I said "It trades only wheat?" Does that sound boring to you? Well, yeah, it is boring. And that's just fine with the growing number of AutoTraders who are watching wheat trades being placed automatically in their brokerage account and who are reaping the results (get it? nudge nudge nudge)

System: VeePo ES Custom

Graph showing performance of VeePo ES Custom

What it trades: Futures

What's interesting about it: It's a slow-moving system -- not trading often. When it does trade, it trades only the S&P 500 e-mini contract. The system creator is certified under Collective2's Trades-Own-System (TOS) Program, which means he is AutoTrading his own system in a live, funded, brokerage account, so his own money is at stake too.

Free trial available: Yes

System: SuperrPips

What it trades: Forex

What's interesting about it: The first thing you'll notice about the chart above is that it isn't "chart pornography." Even if you've never heard the term, you probably know what I mean: how many times have you seen those gorgeous, somewhat unreal charts that have all the right curves (up and to the right)? Well, I'm showing you SuperrPips even though it had a 3-month drawdown, because I respect the fact that the system creator did not have a freak-out attack when his system treaded water. The system continued to do what it always has done: place just a few trades a week, and wait for the results. And early October numbers are promising.

Anything else interesting about it: Yes, the system spells "superr" with two R's. Why? No idea. Maybe because all available R&D funds have been spent on system development rather than on spell-checker software.

† Yeah sorry, that's painful.

* Even if you trade the "opposite" of a money-losing system, you may still lose money due to slippage and transaction/trading costs.

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.

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