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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a collection of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email us - support@breakingequity.com

How do I start using Breaking Equity for the first time?


Simply sign up for a Free account with your email or Google account. You will receive immediate access to 20 backtests, 1 algorithm, and community support. If you like the platform, we encourage you to upgrade to a Paid Plan with more algo-trading features.

Do I need a credit card to sign up?


You do not need a credit card to sign up. Your email is enough to register for a Free account.

What tools are currently available on the platform?


We have the following tools available platform-wide. The specific features available to you will depend on your type of account:

- Algo-builder: Create your own algo, picking and choosing any combination of indicators and defining your risk parameters.

- Algo Library: If you don’t want to create an Algo from scratch, pick a pre-built template from the Library of Algos.

- Stock Screeners: Quickly scan thousands of tickers for market opportunities using multiple filters.

- Backtest: Validate the performance of your newly built algo using 15 years of historical data.

- Paper Trade: Verify your Algo’s performance further by trading with it using real-time data on the simulated version of the market.

- Live Trade: Connect your winning Algos to your existing broker with our one-click integration feature and start automated trading.

What if I need more backtests?


You will receive 20 backtests on your Free account, which will be restored every month. If you require more monthly backtests, consider upgrading to our Starter Plan, which has 100 backtests, Basic Plan with 400 backtests, or Professional Plan for unlimited Backtests.

What is Algo Trading?


Algorithmic Trading, also known as ‘Algo Trading’, is a method of executing orders using automated pre-programmed trading instructions such as time, price and volume. This type of trading leverages the speed and computational resources of computers relative to human traders. Algo Trading is widely used by investment banks, pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds that perform trades too fast for human traders to react to.

What is an automated trading strategy?


An automated trading strategy is the execution of your Algo when Algo Trading.

What brokers are supported?


Breaking Equity offers one-click integration into your existing broker. Want to see your broker as an integrated partner on our list? Send them an email and tell them they should work with Breaking Equity!

Are multiple brokerage accounts supported?


We know that every trader manages their portfolio differently. That’s why we built our platform to be able to support multiple broker accounts at once - with no limits.

How much does Breaking Equity cost?


While we have several affordable pricing tiers with its own set of features, users also have access to a completely free account to start building and testing their Trading algo at no cost.

Do I have to know how to code or learn to code?


No! You can Build, Screen, Test and Run all your trading strategies without ever needing to know how to code. Want to still create your own algo using code? You can do that as well within Breaking Equity’s ‘Algo Lab.’ Regardless of how you choose to build and implement your Algo you will always own the IP – we just provide an easy way to bring it to life!

Is there a library of algo templates to use?


Yes, there will be a library of public algo templates you can use to start with. We will eventually release a full marketplace where you can share, rent and purchase algo’s from others as well!

I know nothing about Trading, is there Free Education or resources?


The Breaking Equity platform was built with both new and advanced traders in mind. Depending on experience, you can choose between pre-built strategies or create your own automated trading strategy. Want to learn the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the strategies? Through our education library, community forums and partnership networks we will offer multiple resources that will help educate all levels of traders (and at no additional cost).

Can I trade both stocks and options?


We currently offer trading of stocks and will be offering options trading during a future release.

Are futures, futures options, or forex supported yet?


We do not currently support futures, futures options, or forex but it is in our development roadmap. If you are registered on our waitlist, we will send you notifications as new features become available.

Is Crypto Trading Supported?


We do not currently support Crypto trading but it is in our development roadmap. If you are registered on our waitlist, we will send you notifications as new features become available

Can non-US traders use the Breaking Equity’s new Algo platform?


Yes! Non-US traders can take full advantage through one of our supported brokerage partner integrations. Through our combined partnerships we are going to be able to support traders in over 120+ countries around the world.

Is Breaking Equity a brokerage or RIA?


Breaking Equity is not a brokerage or RIA, we are a software-as-a-service (Saas) technology provider. Our platform is not designed to offer financial advice or manage your money - instead it connects to your broker account and executes your automated trading strategy through an application programming interface, also known as an ‘API’.

How are my trades funded?


Our platform does not manage your money or require you to fund a separate account. All of your money stays within your brokerage account and we just provide a platform to connect and execute your automated trading strategy directly with your brokerage account.

Does Breaking Equity run on live data feeds?


Yes. Breaking Equity connects to live market data feeds.

Can I run multiple automated trading strategies at once?


Yes. We currently have no limit to the number of automated trading strategies that can be run at once.

Do I have control over the pricing of my trades?


Yes, you have full control over every aspect of your automated trading strategy, including pricing such as limit orders, stop loss, trailing stop loss, fixed risk per trade (or day), gradual limit increase and more.

Can I choose to keep my strategies private or share with others?


With Breaking Equity you have full control of your strategy and whether or not you want to share it with others. Currently all Algo’s that you build or select are private but future releases will allow for you to share or licence your Algo to others.

Do you need to download anything to use the platform?


No. Breaking Equity’s platform has been built as web-based software that runs completely in the cloud which means you never have to download any local desktop software. We're always up, always running, totally secure.

How would I withdraw my Money?


Because Breaking Equity’s platform does not have access to your money it remains within your broker account. You would withdraw your money directly from your broker using your existing withdrawal method.

How secure is my data?


Breaking Equity enforces TLS encryption of all data transferred between you and Breaking Equity servers. For integration with brokerages Breaking Equity utilizes the most secure option of integration supported by specific brokerages, typically it is OAuth authentication with TLS encryption for data transfer.

All the Breaking Equity servers reside in the United States, close to brokerages servers, for extra performance and reduced security exposure risk.

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