The alternative alternative investment.

For that tiny, risky, “I’ll-try-anything-once” portion of your portfolio. Turn on an automated trading strategy inside your regular brokerage account.

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Typically, alternative investments tell you how much money they’ve “raised.” They tout their “assets under management.” At Collective2, your money never leaves your brokerage account. So, instead, we show off about how much capital has been “connected” to Collective2 by investors like you.

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Europen Stock Basket

+238.2% (Cumul. Return since Oct 29, 2020)




All results on Collective2 are hypothetical. Trading is risky, and you can lose money. Sure, these pictures look great, but remember we’re showing you only the best strategies. There were others that frankly stunk up the place. Collective2 is not appropriate for everyone. If you can’t afford to lose money, C2 probably isn’t right for you. Please see important warnings and disclosures at the bottom of this page.

How it works

Choose strategies. Stick in brokerage account. Rinse. Repeat.


Select a strategy

Strategies are developed by quants, or traders, or weird geeks in their parents’ basement. Anyone can have their strategy tracked by Collective2. We let results speak for themselves. You can select as many strategies as you feel comfortable with.



Type in your account number

Unlike hedge funds and other old-style “alternative” investments, you don’t hand over your money to anyone. Certainly not to us. Your money stays inside your brokerage account at all times. You “turn on” a strategy inside your brokerage account.


Watch trades as they happen

You know how hedge funds, and real-estate partnerships, and angel investments report results to you once per month, or even once per quarter? Yeah, that’s pretty dumb. With Collective2, you can watch trades as they happen inside your brokerage account. We take transparency to the next level.


Money stays in your brokerage account at all times.

Start and stop at any time.

We are a U.S.-regulated company, based in New York.

Is Collective2 for you?

Multiple instruments

Collective2 offers automated strategies that trade stocks, options, futures, and forex.

Flat monthly fees

One thing we hate about hedge funds: they charge a percentage of any profits they generate. We don’t. Every strategy at C2 can be rented for a flat monthly fee. If a strategy generates profits, you pay $0 extra.

Money stays in your account

Another thing we hate about hedge funds: when you want your money returned to you, you need to ask for it. And sometimes the hedge fund doesn’t return it right away. At Collective2, you never ask for your money. That’s because it always stays inside your brokerage account.

Minimum investment

Some strategies on Collective2 can be traded with as little as a few thousand dollars. Many are tradable with between $10,000 or $30,000.

Full transparency

We show you all the results of all the strategies tracked by Collective2. Some are good. Some are stinky. You choose which strategies to turn on inside your brokerage account.

Start and stop instantly

If you find a strategy you like, turn it on instantly. Decide you don’t like it? Turn it off instantly. Mix multiple strategies together. You’re in charge.

What our customers say

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A technology company that plays by the rules.

Maybe you’ve heard about those Silicon Valley companies that “move fast and break things.” Or who: “Ask forgiveness, not permission.”
We’re not like that. We’ve been around since 2001. We try to step lightly. We try not to break things. We are based in the United States. Collective2 and its affiliate Trade Integration LLC are registered with the CFTC respectively as a CTA and an IIB. We have been members of the NFA since 2008. Of course this does not mean our customers won’t lose money. But it does mean we are a company that tries to comply with the rules and regulations that were put in place to offer investors confidence in American financial markets.


Matthew Klein founds Collective2


Collective2 Registers with CFTC and becomes NFA member


Collective2 begins support for Interactive Brokers’ accounts


C2Star introduced

Ready to start investing?

Set up your account and start choosing strategies.

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Collective2 LLC is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).


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.


Trading is risky. You can lose money. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. Futures and forex trading is not appropriate for everyone.


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.

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