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  • How do I Open an Account to Start Trading?
    ​ You can contact us through the Algorithmic Futures website or at info@algorithmic-futures.com to setup an account. Our broker, The Fox Group, will work with you to setup your Tradestation account. The Fox Group will trade the licensed algorithms in your account via a remote server.
  • How do the Trading Systems Differ?
    The primary differences between the three trading systems are 1) Account Size; 2) Markets traded; 3) Number of strategies. The Quant Micro system trades 5 trading strategies and focuses on trades in S&P 500 futures, but also has a trade in Eurocurrency futures. It can be traded with a $15,000 account size. The HFT Alpha system trades 2 trading strategies and focuses on trades in S&P 500 futures. This system experiences a higher standard deviation of monthly returns, but with strong return potential. It can be traded with a $20,000 account size. The Dynamic system trades 6 trading strategies and focuses on trades in S&P 500 futures. This system trades equity index and currency futures, but is diversified by strategy within this market. It can be traded with a $35,000 account size. The Diversified Algo system trades 13 trading strategies and focuses on trades in S&P 500 futures, commodity futures and currency futures. It is very diversified by different markets traded and focuses on trend following. It can be traded with a $50,000 account size. The Diversified Plus system trades 13 trading strategies and focuses on trades in S&P 500 futures, commodity futures and currency futures. It is very diversified by both different markets traded and strategies. This system is similar to the Diversified Algo, but trades 2 contracts for each of the three S&P 500 futures strategies. It can be traded with a $65,000 account size.
  • What is the Cost and What Payment Methods are Accepted?
    You have the option to pay monthly or annually. Annual payment receives a 20% discount to the monthly amounts.​ Quant Micro: $150 per month or $1,500 annually HFT Alpha: $240 per month or $2,400 annually Dynamic: $300 per month or $3,000 annually Diversified Algo: $600 monthly or $6,000 annually Diversified Plus: $900 monthly or $9,000 annually We accept Stripe or Paypal for payment, but will work with your needs if there is another preferred payment method. You can choose to pay monthly or receive a discount for paying for a full year.
  • Can I Open an IRA Account?
    Yes, you can open an IRA account for auto-trading our systems. You will need to use an IRA administrator, such as Midland Trust Company, which administers self-directed IRAs.
  • What Brokers Can I Use to Trade the Systems?
    ​ We currently setup trading accounts at Tradestation. Tradestation provides full functionality to support the algorithmic trading strategies and provides a low cost brokerage option.
  • What Asset Classes and Contracts do the Systems Trade?
    ​ These programs only trade futures contracts and does not trade stocks, FX, ETFs or bonds. Quant Micro: Emini S&P 500, Eurocurrency futures HFT Alpha: Emini S&P 500 futures Dynamic: Emini S&P 500 futures, Nasdaq 100 Futures, Eurocurrency Futures and Australian Dollar Futures Diversified Algo: British Pound, Crude Oil, Cotton, Eurocurrency, Gold, Lean Hogs, Japanese Yen, Copper, Soybeans, Sugar and Emini S&P 500 futures Diversified Plus: British Pound, Crude Oil, Cotton, Eurocurrency, Gold, Lean Hogs, Japanese Yen, Copper, Soybeans, Sugar and Emini S&P 500 futures
  • What are the Minimum Account Sizes for the Systems?
    The recommended account sizes are as follows: Quant Micro: $15,000 recommended HFT Alpha: $20,000 recommended Dynamic: $35,000 recommended Diversified Algo: $50,000 recommended Diversified Plus: $50,000 recommended The recommended account sizes are established based on the estimated required margin and expected maximum drawdown of each of the programs. However, there is always the risk of experiencing a margin call and loss of capital and the customer must determine how much capital to keep in their account based on their risk profile.
  • How are Strategies Developed and Backtested?
    ​ We utilize sophisticated trading software to develop, backtest and automate strategies. All strategies are developed with statistical research and walk-forward analysis to create robust trading models. Our research utilizes realistic assumptions including commissions and slippage to create reliable backtests.
  • Does Algorithmic Futures Manage Capital?
    Algorithmic Futures is a third-party trading system developer that licenses trading algorithms to allow customers to trade with 100% automated systems. Algorithmic Futures does not manage capital or provide investment advice, and as such, is not registered with the NFA as a Commodity Trading Advisor. We operate under an agreement known as a "letter of direction" to allow trading of our algorithms in your account.
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