Common Questions About Autotrading: Part 3

01/09/2024 04:24 PM By Scott Andrews

Part 3: Common Questions About Autotrading Accounts

Can I stop (or pause) the trading of my account, or withdraw funds,  at any time?

Yes. If for any reason, you want to pause the execution of InvestiQuant’s strategies, or withdraw some, or all, of your funds, simply contact your broker. Please allow 24 - 48 hours.  You do not need to contact InvestiQuant, though we would appreciate a courtesy email to [email protected].  Note: client accounts can only be paused when not in a trade. 

Does anyone at InvestiQuant have access to, or visibility of my account funds?  

No. One of the many benefits of the iQ Autotrading model is that InvestiQuant’s exclusive role is to serve as your signal provider.  This allows us to keep our focus solely on creating the best strategies and offloading the execution of the strategies to an expert team. Our sophisticated signal delivery technology routes our signals to the broker’s application which seamlessly converts the signals to orders for execution at the exchange on your behalf. 

Can I use my existing account?

It depends. If you already have an account open at one of our specialized brokers (like The FOX Group or Edge Clear), then YES.  If not, then you will need to open an account with one of them as our signals are integrated directly with them and their systems. Plus, their specialized staff provide the invaluable service of monitoring and overseeing the algorithmic execution of our strategies in client accounts (so that you don’t have to). 

Note: if you have funds in an account at one of our Futures Merchants (GAIN/StoneX, Phillips Capital, Dorman, etc.) but with a different broker, then you will only need to re-paper the account with our broker and not need to move your funds.

Can I trade in the same account as the one that executes iQ signals for me?

You cannot trade in the exact account used for autotrading. However, you can open a sub-account under the same name as your autotrading account. Maintaining separate accounts ensures clarity of trade results. You'll receive daily statements detailing the day's trades – entry and exit points, and their outcomes. A comprehensive monthly statement is also provided.

Can I manage the trades once the program has executed a trade?

No. Due to their auto-adaptive design and stop management, the vast majority of traders will underperform (likely by a lot) the statistically-based execution of our strategies.  InvestiQuant's autotrading programs are autonomous by design, eliminating the need for user interference with stops and targets and avoiding the many negative consequences of human’s many cognitive biases

Does InvestiQuant “front run” or trade against the signals executed in my account?

No! The InvestiQuant team members’ accounts rely on the very same signals and strategies as our clients. Further, our accounts are traded side-by-side with our clients. And, the clients at each broker receive the same result at the end of each trading day - win, lose or draw.

Begin Your Autotrading Journey with InvestiQuant

InvestiQuant has been providing institutional quality trading strategies based on statistical edges to self-directed investors since 2008. Our AI-driven automated solutions help clients protect and grow their wealth, hands-free, regardless of the direction of the stock market. Learn more about our autotrading programs, or contact us to get in touch with our team today. 

Scott Andrews