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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.
You do not need a credit card to sign up. Your email is enough to register for a Free account.
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.
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.
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.
An automated trading strategy is the execution of your Algo when Algo Trading.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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).
We currently offer trading of stocks and will be offering options trading during a future release.
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.
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
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.
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’.
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.
Yes. Breaking Equity connects to live market data feeds.
Yes. We currently have no limit to the number of automated trading strategies that can be run at once.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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