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All results are hypothetical data

Learn what this means. Remember: trading is risky. You can lose money.

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.

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Automated trading so simple, even a human can use it.

1. Choose a trade leader

Study the stats. Read the reviews.

58,000 strategies ranked and rated.

2. Select your broker

We work with brokers you know and trust.

Your money stays in your broker account.

3. Set your trade size

You control whether trades are big or small.

Who says size doesn’t matter?

4. Turn it on

Your broker account trades automatically.

We keep you “in sync” with your leaders.

5. Stay in control

Monitor trades in real time.

Close losers. Take profits.

6. Share your results

Collective2 has 90,000+ members.

Share which strategies work, and which don’t.

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Trade Leaders

Turning regular humans into quant geeks, for fifteen years.

1. Earn money selling your signals

Publish your system. Perform well. Get paid.

Collective2 has 90,000+ members.

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2. Offer auto trading to clients

Make your strategy “auto-tradable” instantly.

Push button connections to the most brokers.

3. Trade what you want

Whatever you trade, we’ve got you covered.

Stocks, options, futures & forex.

4. Six ways to submit your trade

Let’s count them.

Web, broker, API, SEETU language, email, popular platforms.

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5. Manage your business

You trade. We take care of the rest.

Awesome subscriber management tools, custom price breaks, electronic coupons.

6. Protect your intellectual property

Reveal what you want.

Your edge and secret trading sauce remains with you.

Traders using Collective2 and what they are saying about it

Thousands of serious traders, passionate about the markets and producing alpha, choose to publish their strategies on the C2 platform. In their owns words…

Rik Kwan

Trade Leader | Charise Francesca

We love the transparency and features of Collective2’s web site, and its integrity as an organization. We love the fact that C2 is a technical website, and not a “dumbed down” mainstream consumer portal. Everything — from The Grid, to writing queries using C2 Explorer — is designed for trading professionals.

Francisco London

Strategy Manager | SPX Trends Futures

Collective2 lets the numbers speak for themselves. There’s really no better way for a trader to get noticed, and to do it on a trusted, verifiable platform. C2 is a great place to launch a career in the financial industry. And for subscribers, it’s a great place to find tomorrow’s stars before they become stars.

John Netto

Trade Leader | Protean & Author 'The Global Macro Edge'

Manager talent will be sourced in much different ways in the years to come when compared to the past. Web portals like Collective2 will be important third-party verification venues for trading talent. Increasingly, market participants without a Wall Street pedigree have the opportunity to display their talents on an apple-to-apples basis across all strata of their money management brethren.

João Carvalho

Trade Leader | JC Alpha

The C2 team is professional and courteous, and the AutoTrade technology works brilliantly. I recently personally experienced this when I signed up to use Interactive Brokers, and I linked it to my Collective2 account: executions happen almost instantly, at nearly identical prices to the models. Overall, the platform is amazing. The statistics are deep and useful, the layout is clean and easy to use.

Glenn Grider

Strategy Manager | ConservProfit

As a forex guy, I’m familiar with some of the so-called “social trading” companies, mostly based in Europe. I prefer the Collective2 way of doing things. Collective2 lets me charge a flat monthly subscription fee for my strategy, rather than marking up spreads or charging extra commissions.

Jay McGivney

Trader Leader | Just Forex Trades

It's a great platform. It's great on a couple of levels. For strategy managers, it's a way to prove your value in a verifiable, trusted way. For investors, it's a way to find strategies that are compatible with your risk tolerance and profit objectives. And I just love, love, love its radical transparency. Everything is just out there for people to see, and to study.

Roland Manuhutu

Trader Leader | MomentumInvesting UCGG

I love the promise of Collective2, which boils down to this: if you are able to find a good trader on the platform, then you can latch on to him or her, and achieve the same results in your own brokerage account… without doing any of the work.

Mark Levy

Trader Leader | Moab

I love C2’s large community of users. Having this community means that strategy developers like myself can focus on developing their trading strategies, while letting C2 take care of day-to-day platform and software management.

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No credit card required. Cancel, upgrade, or change plans at any time.

We have plans for all levels and types of Investors.

An AutoTrade plan lets you automate the trading of any C2 strategy, in any supported broker account.



Published strategy in C2 marketplace.

Instant autotrading at supported brokers

Subscriber management tools

Enhanced management tools
(Custom price breaks, coupons)

Promote strategy with social sharing links

Strategy track record reset
($30 reset fee applies)

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Supported instruments to trade

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Enter and manage signals

Higher Payouts available for TOS certified strategies
(Top earning trade leaders on C2)



Autotrade (real-time) at any supported brokers

Autotrade any instrument (stocks, options, futures, or forex)

No transactional or commission mark-ups*

Flat fee regardless of the number of trades

No additional performance or asset management fees

Self directed account

Increased scaling factor




  • Manage 1

  • Futures or Forex

  • Up to $10,000

  • C2 Webtrader web interface

  • 50% payout of subscriber fees

  • Email

$39 $390



  • Manage 1

  • Stocks, Options, Futures, or Forex

  • Up to $50,000

  • C2 Webtrader or connectors

  • 50% payout of subscriber fees

  • Live chat and email

$49 $390


AutoTrade Plan (1 strategy)
AutoTrade Plan (1 strategy) Save over $190 per year!$588
  • 100%

$199 $1599


AutoTrade Plan(up to 5 strategies)
AutoTrade Plan(up to 5 strategies) Save over $780 per year! $2388
  • up to 500%

$299 $2399


AutoTrade Plan (Unlimited strategies)
AutoTrade Plan (Unlimited strategies) Save over $1,180 per year! $3588
  • up to 1000%

Not sure what’s right for you? Need to talk it over?

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Questions about plans or pricing?

Do I need a live account to manage a strategy?

You do not need a live (“real-money”) brokerage account to manage a trading strategy on Collective2. However, if you do have a live brokerage account at a compatible broker (such as Interactive Brokers, OptionsHouse, Gain Capital, or others), you can use our BrokerTransmit technology to “run your strategy” (submit buy and sell signals) by simply trading in your broker account, as you normally do. 

If you don’t have a live broker account, or choose not to connect to us using BrokerTransmit, you can use C2 QuickTrade to enter your trades. C2 QuickTrade is a web-based trade-entry screen. If you’ve ever used an online broker, the experience will be similar.

Alternately, you can use one of our connectors to popular platforms such as TradeStation, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader, or MultiCharts.

Or you can use our API. Or you can use Seetu, our strategy-development and backtesting environment. In other words, whatever floats your boat.

How much money can I make?

With over 103,000 registered users, and hundreds of millions of dollars of automated transactions flowing through our platform each week, Collective2 is the world’s dominant open trading strategy platform.* If your strategy performs well at C2, chances are good that you will make money.

How much? That obviously depends on your strategy, and how well it performs, but we can give you some benchmarks. The highest-grossing strategy on C2 has earned over a half-million dollars. Other strategies hover around the $100,000 dollars revenue level. And quite a few good strategies cluster around the $20,000 to $30,000 level.

* “The world’s dominant open trading strategy platform” – based on analysis of available, published revenue and a user statistics for private companies. Also based on the completely objective opinion of our mothers.

How do I price my subscription?

You can charge subscribers any amount you like, but the “sweet spot” seems to be between the $49 and $199 monthly price point. Most strategies offer free trial periods.

Another factor to consider is the amount of capital required to follow your strategy. When you begin a strategy on Collective2, you’ll be asked to choose its starting “Model Account” size. When choosing Model Account size, make sure you take into account the margin needed, position sizing, and typical drawdown. Strategies that require more than $50,000 may be less popular than those that can be followed with a smaller capital amount.

What is AutoTrading? How much does it cost?

If you find a trading strategy that you like (or two strategies, or three…), you will first “subscribe” to it. This means you can receive emails or instant messages each time a buy or sell is published by the strategy.

Of course, it’s a bit of a drag, to have to jump like a trained monkey every time your phone dings and a trade signal arrives. That’s where AutoTrade comes in.

If you choose our AutoTrade technology, every time a buy or sell signal is published, a trade will be placed in your brokerage account… automatically.

Here’s the cool part. Even though it’s called “AutoTrade,” the amount of its “auto”-ness is up to you. You stay in control. Start and stop trading whenever you like. Tell the software which kind of things to trade, and which kind of things not to trade (For example: “Yes, stocks… but no options.”). Tell the software how big or small to make your trades. You can even specify your own customized stop-losses* or profit targets. And if you see a trade that you absolutely, positively love, you can increase its size, on the fly. Similarly, if you see a real stinker, you can close that specific trade early… even before the strategy recommends… even while allowing the strategy to continue trading other things.

So, yeah, it’s “automatic,” but you can keep control.

C2 AutoTrade technology runs on our servers. It costs $99 per month to use the technology. This is a monthly software fee. This cost does not vary, regardless of how large is your broker account, and regardless of how often you trade.

Each strategy to which you subscribe sets its own monthly subscription price. These fees usually range between $20 – $200 per month. Many strategies offer free trial periods.

* “Stop Losses” may not limit losses in all market conditions.

Can I subscribe and follow more than one strategy
at a time?

Yep, you sure can, provided your account has enough capital. A good way to experience the results of multiple strategies as a ‘portfolio’ is to select a few in the Simulated Broker Account account provided on Collective2. You can follow trade signals for any system that has a free-trial period.

What brokers are available to autotrade Collective2 strategies?

You can find a list of compatible brokers that can receive autotrade signals from Collective2 here. We are continually updating this list.

Do I need to be licensed or registered?

If you are an U.S. person, the short answer is: No, you do not need to register with any government agency, or pass any kind of test, or have a license in order to publish trading signals. However, you must be aware of certain restrictions. The most important restriction is this: You cannot provide individualized advice to clients. That is, you cannot offer different advice to different clients based on their individual financial situations.

If you are not a U.S. person, please check with a local attorney regarding the restrictions your government imposes upon you. Happily, we can report that Collective2 works with Trade Leaders all over the world, including the USA, Europe, the Middle East, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, North and South America, and Oceana. 

How do I get paid?

Once you start signing up subscribers, we’ll take care of all the transaction processing. We pay Trade Leaders (strategy managers) 50% of any subscriptions you collect through Collective2. Charge whatever you’d like for access to your strategy. 

Everything is included:

  • Offer Autotrading to subscribers. Included.
  • Broadcast signals via email, Instant Messenger, or cell phone. Included.
  • Private forum for your subscribers. Included.

How do I get my trade signals into Collective2?

To “manage a strategy” here on Collective2, you’ll need to submit buy and sell signals. That means: when it’s time to buy something, you need to tell us, “Buy now.” When it’s time to sell, you’ll need to tell us, “Sell now.”

The easiest way to do this is to type your buy and sell signals directly into our web site using C2 QuickTrade. C2 QuickTrade is a web page that looks like an online broker. When you type in your trade, C2 “publishes” it simultaneously to all subscribers.

Alternately, if you have a live broker account at a C2-compatible broker, you can use BrokerTransmit technology, which automatically beams your trading activity into your C2 Model Account. (From there, all your subscribers will receive your published buy / sell instruction simultaneously.)

Or, you can explore advanced choices, which include our C2 API, email, platform connectors (NinjaTrader, MT4, TradeStation), or programming your strategy using our Seetu language (pronounced SEE-too).

Can I subscribe and follow C2 strategies in a retirement account (IRA)?

Yes. Stock and stock option systems can be traded in most traditional IRA accounts. Futures systems often require an alternative investment custodian. You can check with your broker for a recommendation of companies that allow for self-directed accounts that can participate in non-traditional assets.

Can strategy subscription fees be deducted directly from my brokerage account instead of a credit card authorization?

We’re working on that and it may be available for some brokers in the future. For now, though, subscription fees can only be paid via credit card on file for your C2 account.

I don't see my broker in the list of available choices. What gives?

So, you have a broker account at Schwab, or E*Trade, or Ameritrade, or Fidelity. You don’t see your broker on our list of compatible brokers. You say to yourself, “What’s wrong with these clowns at Collective2? Don’t they know anything? My broker is the biggest in the world! How come C2 doesn’t want to work with them?”

Au contraire, my friend. We really do want to work with all the big guys. And we do work with quite a few powerful firms, any one of which could squash us like a bug on their windshield — firms like Interactive Brokers, OptionsHouse, FXCM, Gain Capital, NinjaTrader, Dorman, AMP, and many others. But you know how it is. Some companies move faster than others. Some like to explore new frontiers. Some need a little gentle encouragement. So, if you don’t see your broker on the list, we ask you to (politely!) contact your broker and tell someone there that you want to be able to follow Collective2 strategies in your account. 

Or you could, you know, just open an account at one of the firms that already loves C2. Just saying.

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