Autotrading Newsletter Alerts
and Trading Signals
Autotrade Options, Stocks and ETFs
AutoShares Autotrading Platform enables you to perform self-directed autotrade execution based on the trade alerts of third-party investment newsletter publishers and trade signal publishers you are subscribing to independently of AutoShares.
Investment orders and trade transactions are automatically processed to your AutoShares Online Brokerage Accounts in accordance with your pre-determined instructions. Trade notifications are sent to you as trades are processed. So whether you're at work or play, you can follow your trade activity and stay on top of your online investing.
You don't have to sit in front of your computer all day. You can self-direct automated trade execution in your AutoShares Online Brokerage Accounts.
Note: Investment newsletter publications and trade alert services must be subscribed to independently of AutoShares prior to activating Autotrade execution in your account.
How It Works
You set and control the automation to be performed in your AutoShares Self-Directed Online Brokerage Account.
You set the maximum amount to execute per each trade alert in:
Dollar Amounts ($) or,
Number of Shares/Contracts or,
Percentage of Current Account Value (%)
You may start, stop, or modify your Autotrade Execution settings, anytime.
Third Party Newsletter Publications
Newsletter publications are independent third party businesses. Any third party listed on this website is for disclosures and informational purposes and is not to be considered a solicitation, sponsorship, or endorsement of a newsletter publication, its strategies, content, or its alerts.
AutoTrade execution and trade automation platform is offered on an “as is” basis without any warranty or guarantee of any kind.
Before Getting Started - Learn About Autotrading
You should carefully review your participation in Autotrading before making any trades or setting up trade automation in your online brokerage account. You are solely responsible to set all automation settings in your account and determine whether or not the transactions you automate are suitable for you.
AutoShares provides no investment advice. AutoShares does not recommend, sell, or endorse any investment publications, investment instruments, or trading strategies. AutoShares does not advise, consult, or assist any third party publications with any content, recommendations, or strategies contained in any publication or trade alert. AutoShares does not track the performance of any publisher or trade alert service. AutoShares has no commission or revenue sharing agreements with any publishers. AutoShares and publishers are separate and independent non-affiliated businesses.
Newsletter publishers, investment publications, and trade alert services are not to be considered as a substitute for a financial advisor or financial advice. Publishers distribute opinionated content that is not catered toward any specific individual.
Any transaction you automate based on the opinions, trade signals, or trade alerts of publishers, publications or trade alert services, is done so exclusively at your own discretion, risk, and liability. The opinions offered by independent third party publications are the sole opinion of the publishers and not to be considered an opinion or endorsement of the opinion or trade alerts by AutoShares. Your account and its trade automation is self-directed by you, the account holder.
Read the following SEC release concerning the risks of Autotrading
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Questions and Answers
Question: What is Autotrading?
Autotrading is an arrangement where you request AutoShares to process self-directed automated trade execution for your account, based on trade alerts published by investment newsletter publishers and trade alert services you subscribe to independently of AutoShares. Using the AutoShares AutoTrade execution program, you set your account to automatically enter and exit trades in accordance with trade execution instructions you pre-determine and set for your account. This enhances your ability to execute trade alerts efficiently, even if you are unable to keep in touch with current market conditions.
AutoShares acts solely as an order processor for autotrade execution settings you have activated in your online brokerage account. It is your responsibility to set and monitor your automated trade settings and each transaction effected in your account and to decide if those transactions are appropriate for you. We strongly encourage you to closely review each trade confirmation and account statement you receive to ensure that you are comfortable with the activity you set for trade automation in your account. Newsletter publisher autotrading users do not receive investment advisory, investment supervisory or investment management services, nor the initial or ongoing review or monitoring of the user’s individual investment portfolio or individual particular needs. Therefore, no user should assume that his/her/its use of an investment newsletter publisher/s or trade alert service/s serves as a substitute for individual personalized advice from an investment professional of the user’s choosing. Accordingly, do not attempt to contact publishers or AutoShares for guidance or for seeking personalized investment advice, which they cannot provide.
Question: How do I sign up for Autotrading?
Open an account with AutoShares
Complete and submit AutoShares AutoTrading Agreement
Deposit Funds to your account
Question: What is the minimum $ account size to start Autotrading?
AutoShares requires a minimum account size of $2,000 to AutoTrade.
Question: Are there risks associated with Autotrading?
While there are risks associated with all investments and investment programs, there are special risks associated with AutoTrading. You should both be familiar with those risks and willing to accept them before you direct AutoShares to process trading based on trade alerts from a Newsletter publishers and trade alert services. For example, AutoTrading frequently involves short-term trading of stocks and options that are based on short-term fluctuations in the overall market, particular industries, or particular issuers. There can be no assurances that such trading will be profitable. And because you will be charged a commission on each transaction effected for your account, the costs associated with frequent short-term trading can become significant. Similarly, there are risks associated with engaging in AutoTrading using margin. You should not engage in AutoTrading unless you are willing to accept the inherent risks, which may include the loss of all the funds you have invested.
Question: Does AutoShares recommend or work with any Newsletter Publisher?
No. Autoshares does not recommend newsletter services, or sell subscriptions to customers. Availability in the Autotrading program is not to be considered an endorsement of the newsletter or the newsletters strategy. In addition, Autoshares does not advise, consult or assist any Newsletter with respect to the content, recommendations or strategies contained in any trade alert. Autoshares receives no compensation from any Newsletter to participate in AutoTrading programs and Autoshares does not share commissions with any Newsletter relating to customer accounts established or transactions effected under our AutoTrading program.
Question:Does Autoshares track the performance of any Newsletter?
No. The Newsletter publishers are independent third parties separate and apart from Autoshares. You should contact the Newsletter service directly for questions regarding historical performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
AUTOSHARES DOES NOT RECOMMEND, TRACK THE PERFORMANCE OF, OR RECEIVE COMPENSATION FROM ANY AUTOTRADED SERVICE OR NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER.
Question:What assurance do I have that will promptly execute my Newsletter trade alerts?
AutoTrading execution is offered to you on a “best efforts” not-held basis. We do our utmost to execute orders based on the recommendations of your Newsletter service as quickly and efficiently as possible. While we have redundant back-up systems to ensure timely handling of orders, you are subject to risk from errors of electronic systems, communications, markets, and timing. In addition, other factors such as insufficient buying power in your account, subscription lapses, or missing selections on the sign-up page, may cause you to miss trades.
Question: Can I view the status of my Autotrading account?
Yes, you can use both your Mobile or Web Access to view balances and positions within your AutoTrading account.
Question: Do I have choices as to how much I can allocate per AutoTrade?
Yes. You may choose to allocate a certain dollar amount, a specific number of shares, or a percentage of your total account value for all AutoTrading trades.
Question: What if I want to exit a position?
If you ever want to exit a position in your AutoTrading account, you must contact AutoShares at 1-800-847-8495. Phone in trades cost an additional $39.95 per trade + the standard commission rate applied to your account.
Question: Can I set up Non-Autotrade Accounts with AutoShares?
Yes. Separate accounts are available using our WebTrader Platform. You can manage all of your online investing accounts with AutoShares Online Brokerage Services.
Question: What are AutoShares Terms for Service for AutoTrade Execution?
Before making a decision to engage in Auto Trading you should perform the due diligence necessary to ensure that the concept of AutoTrading is compatible with your investment strategy.
AutoTrade accounts are self-directed by you, the account holder.
Autotrade transactions are automatically executed based on parameters that you, the account holder, set and activate for Automatic Trade Execution in your self-directed online brokerage accounts.
Autotrading users do not receive investment advisory, investment supervisory or investment management services, nor the initial or ongoing review or monitoring of the user’s individual investment portfolio or individual particular needs. Therefore, no user should assume that his/her/its use of Publishers or Trade Alert Services serves as a substitute for individual personalized advice from an investment professional of the user’s choosing.
No content published by a publisher as part of trade alerts constitutes a recommendation or that any particular investment, security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. Neither a publisher or AutoShares will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, value or suitability of any particular investment, security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy. 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. Any opinion, recommendation or alert of any independent third-party provider is the sole opinion of the publisher and does not express the opinion of AutoShares.
There is no “safe” or “guaranteed” investing or trading strategy.
No current or prospective user should assume that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy (including the investments trading methodologies/systems discussed on the Publishers Website Site) or any other Site content will be suitable or profitable for a user’s portfolio, equal historical or anticipated performance level(s), or prove to be correct.
It is the user’s exclusive responsibility to determine if any portion of the investment-related information and trading methodologies/system on this site or on any third party site, if any, is suitable or appropriate for his/her financial situation and/or investment objectives, both initially and on an ongoing basis. It is the users responsibility to determine whether or not to carry out any transactions based on the publishers published strategy and trade alerts.
AutoShares will not review, in any manner, your choice of any publisher, newsletter, or any investment strategy you implement for your autotrading account.
It is solely the customer’s responsibility to review the financial newsletter publisher’s experience, credentials, and performance and determine if the strategy is in line with your investment or trading objectives. AutoShares does not review these factors, and does not rate, rank, or endorse any financial newsletter or publisher. Inclusion of or listing of a financial newsletter in the AutoShares AutoTrade program does not constitute a recommendation or an endorsement of any kind.You are encouraged to conduct your own research and due diligence, and to seek the advice of a qualified securities professional before you make any investment or trade. None of the information contained in newsletter publications trade alerts is intended to constitute a recommendation by us of any particular security or trading strategy or a determination by us that any security or trading strategy is suitable for any specific person or investment objective.
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 with no guarantee and no warranty by AutoShares.
Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will either be suitable or profitable for a user or prospective user’s investment portfolio. Trading in any security can result in immediate and substantial losses or entire loss of the amount invested.
AutoShares acts only upon specific instructions on an "execution only" basis.
AutoShares does not exercise any discretion over customers' accounts. Customers are responsible for evaluating any recommendations, advice, instructions and other information and for understanding all such information, including the underlying trading strategies, risks and obligations (including capital requirements) associated with the information and are responsible to set the automation settings in their self-directed AutoShares Online Brokerage Accounts. Participation in autotrading relies on instructions and parameters set by customers for automated trading.
Autotrade Authorization Agreements are Required.
AutoTrade accounts are subject to additional risks, including but not limited to, those listed on this website and in the AutoShares AutoTrade Authorization Agreement.
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide accurate up to date information on their online account application and agreements and to immediately notify AutoShares in the event that the customer’s personal and/or financial information changes. It is the customer’s responsibility to monitor and review all trade activity, including updating and maintaining their account and the autotrading instructions on file.
Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors.
The customer understands that there are special risks associated with engaging in options transactions and that options can be volatile and could possibly subject the customer to a risk of total loss. The customer understands and acknowledges that options are suitable only for knowledgeable investors who understand the risks inherent in such securities, have the financial capacity and willingness to incur losses, and have sufficient liquid assets to meet applicable margin requirements. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options. Options trading privileges are subject to AutoShares review and approval. Not all account applicants will qualify. Execution price, speed, and liquidity are affected by many factors, including system performance, market volatility, size and type of order, and available market centers.