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C2 University

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Basic C2 Functionality

Start with the basics. How to find a trading system using C2's simple point-and-click System Finder, and how to set up AutoTrading in a Simulated Brokerage Account.

Learn how to see your real-time positions, change or add stop losses and profit targets, and how to reduce (or increase) positions. Sure, we call it AutoTrading, but it's perfectly fine to let your inner control-freak nature shine!

Alen shows how to personalize and configure your C2 Dashboard.

Collective2's "The Grid" allows you to slice-and-dice trading systems, and drill down into the C2 database to find the systems that match what you're looking for. In this video, Francis from C2 takes us on an introductory tour of The Grid.

In this video, Francis from C2 delves into some of The Grid's most mystifying (and powerful) features.

What's that you say? You refuse - utterly refuse - to sign up for C2's AutoTrade service? You want to type in your trades manually, at your broker? You want to receive C2 new-trade-alerts instantly without relying on the vagaries of slow email? That's cool. Because Alen has a video just for you.

For Trading System Creators

In this video, Alen shows new system creator how to enter their first market order into their Model Account.

Seetu - Collective2's Strategy Development Language and Environment

Seetu, Lesson 1. In this video, Matthew writes a quick strategy and backtests two years worth of data.

Seetu, Lesson 2. We use an Exponential Moving Average trading strategy to learn about Seetu's Scan, Explore, and Backtest functions. Link to the code example used in this video.

Seetu, Lesson 3. We learn how to tell our Seetu program to send buy and sell signals into a C2 trading strategy. (Link to the code example used in this video.)

Configuring C2-Compatible Programs

For Collective2 trading system developers who want to use MetaTrader4 (MT4) to generate their buy/sell signals. This video walks you through the process of setting up the C2MT4 Connector.

Webinars and other material

A webinar conducted by Matthew Klein, founder of Collective2, about why you should consider using trading algorithms to enhance your trading, and how Collective2 helps you do so.

About the results you see on this Web site

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.

Substantial risk of loss. There is a substantial risk of loss in futures and forex trading. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. You should read, understand, and consider the Risk Disclosure Statement that is provided by your broker before you consider trading.

Online trading is risky. The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, and foreign equities is substantial.

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.

  • Profits are reinvested. We assume profits (when there are profits) are reinvested in the trading strategy.
  • Starting investment size. For any trading strategy on our site, hypothetical results are based on the assumption that you invested the starting amount shown on the strategy's performance chart. In some cases, nominal dollar amounts on the equity chart have been re-scaled downward to make current go-forward trading sizes more manageable. In these cases, it may not have been possible to trade the strategy historically at the equity levels shown on the chart, and a higher minimum capital was required in the past.
  • All fees are included. When calculating cumulative returns, we try to estimate and include all the fees a typical trader incurs when AutoTrading using AutoTrade technology. This includes the subscription cost of the strategy, plus any per-trade AutoTrade fees, plus estimated broker commissions if any.
  • "Max Drawdown" Calculation Method. We calculate the Max Drawdown statistic as follows. Our computer software looks at the equity chart of the system in question and finds the largest percentage amount that the equity chart ever declines from a local "peak" to a subsequent point in time (thus this is formally called "Maximum Peak to Valley Drawdown.") While this is useful information when evaluating trading systems, you should keep in mind that past performance does not guarantee future results. Therefore, future drawdowns may be larger than the historical maximum drawdowns you see here.