As seen in

Bloomberg Businessweek

1. Pick a "strategy"

Use our Strategy Finder to pick an automated trading strategy. Stocks, options, futures, forex - we've got you covered.

2. Simulate it

You'd have to be nuts to start with real money. That's why we give you a Simulated Brokerage Account, with $100,000 of imaginary money.

3. Track Results

Track each trading strategy's performance, in real time, on a single web page.

4. Go live

When you're ready, hook up your real, live brokerage account.

5. Step in

Just because it's "automated" doesn't mean you're out of control. Step in when you want. Set your own stop-losses.

6. Share

Collective2 is the world's most active automated-trading community. Over 80,000 members share algorithms and results. Learn from others. Share.

Of course AutoTrading is not right for everyone. You should check out our Common Pitfalls of AutoTrading before you begin trading with real money.

Ready to automate your trading?

Originally developed by rocket scientists. Now available on Earth.

Automated Trading Strategies (or trading algorithms) were originally developed by hedge funds, for sophisticated investors (read as: "crazy rich.") Now, thanks to Collective2, automated trading is available to regular humans. If you have a computer, and a brokerage account, and a pulse, well then - you're in business. (Even two out of three is okay.)

Start experimenting in Simulated Broker Account

Collective2 Features for Trading System developers

Earn money

With over 80,000 registered users, and hundreds of millions of dollars traded each week, Collective2 is the dominant trading system platform. If your system performs well at C2, you will probably make money.

Multiple Instruments, World Coverage

Collective2 supports stocks, options, futures, and forex. We cover the world's major futures exchanges; plus stock exchanges in the U.S., Toronto, London, Germany, Australia; plus most forex currency pairs.

You run your business. We'll help.

You determine your system's price. C2 offers tools to help your market and sell your system, including variable pricing (charge by the month, week, or quarter), support for "pay-per-trade," "pay-per-profitable period," and high-water marks. You can offer custom pricing to people you designate, distribute electronic coupons, set caps on the maximum number of subscribers, and set up private email broadcasts and forums for subscribers.

Protect your Intellectual Property

You never distribute your code or trading method to anyone - including us. Keep your trading algorithm totally secret, while still allowing others to subscribe and follow trades.

Instant AutoTrading

When you offer your system on C2, you automatically offer AutoTrade technology to your subscribers. C2 AutoTrade supports more brokers than anyone else, and is seamless for developers: just enter your buy/sell signals through C2; and C2 takes care of the rest.

Flexible Order Types

C2's trade engine supports conditional orders, time-based orders, relative profit targets and stop losses, and One-Cancels-Another (OCA) groups.

Sophisticated APIs

We're sorry if you're a programming geek just like us. Sure, it's hard to get girls, and those thick eyeglasses smudge easily. On the other hand, you get to enjoy our Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which make building custom trading systems easy.

Compatible with... well, everything

Enter orders manually into a Web-based order screen. Or email your signals to us. Or generate your signals automatically using one of the following programs: TradeStation, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader, MultiCharts, Interactive Brokers TWS, Investoxx.

System developer? Sell it on C2.

at C2-Preferred Broker

monthly flat fee,
no matter what

No matter how many strategies you use

No matter how many trades

No matter how big your trades

System Developers Free trial

Enter up to 5 trade signals
Then: $120 per system

Keep 70% of your subscription fees

AutoTrade support at all C2 brokers

Submit signals any way you like:

Signals through Web - Included

Signals through Email - Included

Programmer's API - Included

Signals through TradeStation - Included

Signals through MetaTrader - Included

Signals through NinjaTrader - Available

Signals through IB's TWS - Available

About the results you see on this Web site

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.

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 calculates the hypothetical results you see on this web site.

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.

Okay, gotcha.

Common Pitfalls of AutoTrading

We have identified the following seven common pitfalls that can cause the performance of your real trading account to differ from the hypothetical performance data posted on this Web site. In order to turn on AutoTrading, you will need to acknowledge that you have read and understand this page.

If you are considering becoming an AutoTrading client, you should know about some of the mistakes some clients make:

Yikes. Get me out of here.