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Collective2 is an automated trading software that provides strategies, signals, and subscription-based services to its users.

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Learn how simulated and hypothetical performance results are calculated by

the Collective2 platform. 

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. 

Material assumptions and methods used when calculating results.

The following are material assumptions used when calculating any hypothetical monthly results that appear on the Collective2 platform.

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.


AutoShares enables account holders to automate trade execution in their AutoShares self-directed online brokerage accounts based on the user’s pre-determined instructions. AutoShares does not create alerts or trading signals or provide financial or investment advice. AutoShares does not recommend or endorse any investment instruments or trading strategy. Any investment decision and/or strategy that you make or utilize, whether or not such decision or strategy derives from or relies upon material accessed or provided through this website, is done so at your sole discretion and your own risk. Before making any investment decisions, please consult additional sources of information and/or your legal or tax advisor. Trading involves substantial risk which could result in the entire loss of money you commit to a trade or investment.

Automated Trading Systems are provided by third-party software vendors and are unaffiliated businesses with AutoShares. AutoShares and third-party providers are not responsible for each other’s products and services. By utilizing any platform with your AutoShares Online Brokerage Account you assent that all orders, trade transactions, and trade executions are self-directed by you at your discretion and that all orders and trades submitted are executed at your own risk and liability.  You agree to be held entirely liable for all losses, orders, and trades executed in your account.

Any opinion, recommendation, or alert of any independent third-party publisher is the sole opinion of the publisher and does not express the opinion or an endorsement of the opinion of the publisher by AutoShares.  If you Automate trades, you are choosing to do so at your own risk and discretion.

You understand that no content published by a publisher as part of the trade alerts and trade automation constitutes a recommendation that any particular investment, security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. You further understand that neither AutoShares nor publishers will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, value, or suitability of any particular investment, security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy, or other matter. Accordingly, do not attempt to contact publishers or AutoShares for guidance or for seeking personalized investment advice, which they cannot provide.  To the extent any of the content published as part of the Services may be deemed to be investment advice, such information is impersonal and not tailored to the investment needs of any specific person.