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What is Smart Auto-Trading?

Stock Circles offers Smart Auto-Trading, an application that uses Artificial Intelligence to screen, monitor and auto-trade the S&P 500®.

Smart Auto-Trading simplifies stocks investing down to a few easy steps.

If, like us, you are too busy to follow the market, think it is a shame that you are not taking advantage of its benefits, Smart Auto-Trading is for you.

Who can benefit most from using Smart Auto-Trading?

Smart Auto-Trading simplifies stock investing down to a few easy steps.

Investors too busy to follow the market, can truly benefit from using Smart Auto-Trading.

Stock Circles' application screens, monitors and auto-trades stocks listed on the S&P 500®, Nasdaq 100™ and Dow 30™. It uses a state of the art Artificial Intelligence that simplifies stock investing down to a few easy steps.

The web application monitors, buys and sells stocks based on your personalized trading strategy. Simply configure your rules and start investing in simulation or trading mode within minutes.

What is Artificial Intelligence trading ?

Recent advances in Artificial intelligence (AI) allow Smart Auto-Trading to use Behavioral Sciences to invest just like a professional trader would. It screens, monitors and auto-trades stocks on your behalf.

In essence, Smart Auto-Trading uses a multi-dimensional decision making process to auto-trade stocks. It executes tasks based on specific qualifiers such as a change in prices, risk tolerance factors, profit taking targets and uses Behavioral Sciences to gain contextual awareness of the market.

In the past 2 years, Smart Auto-Trading proved the trading community it can augment investor's profit potential. It monitors and process large datasets in real-time, is emotionless and does not harbor any bias in favor of specific Companies. It is much faster than its human counterparts at detecting opportunities and at executing trades. It executes your personalized strategy on the dot, tirelessly working for you while you're relaxing, at the gym or just busy working.

Which Brokers / Dealer supports Smart Auto-Trading?

Smart Auto-Trading connects to well established Broker/Dealers. At time of writing, live trading is available through Ally Invest and Tradier Brokerage. It is available to suitable US investors with a minimum of $25,000 in their account with a margin account enabled. Please contact us if you are interested in real-trading and we will help you get setup.

What does 'Artificial Intelligence stock investing' do?

Artificial Intelligence stock trading is a new method of investing. It is the equivalent of self-driving car technology for investing. It uses behavioral market signals to find where the action is, classify stocks and execute trades on your behalf.

Once my simulation or trading session is turned on, what do I need to do?

Once your simulation or trading session is enabled, Smart Auto-Trading executes your personalized trading strategy.

Smart Auto-Trading screens the market for opportunities and starts buying stocks shortly after market open.

While working on your behalf, you can drive to work, attend important meetings or enjoy what ever else your busy day calls for.

Although Smart Auto-Trading is completely automated, we recommend that you monitor your performance once a day. Doing so will ensure that you follow your financial performance, help you spot possible improvements and keep you informed on market trends.

What can I do to get familiar with Smart Auto-Trading?

To become comfortable with Smart Auto-Trading, we recommend using it in simulation mode for at least 1 month. Doing so will help you learn what rules work best for you, risk free.

How much money do I need to start using Smart Auto-Trading?

Smart Auto-Trading is free to use in simulation mode. Once comfortable with the service, you can enable real trading with an initial dollar amount of $25,000 US dollars.

Does Stock Circles recommend stocks?

Stock Circles is an SEC registered Advisory Firm. Smart Auto-Trading provides an unbiased stock screening, monitoring and auto-trading service on an ongoing basis. The information computed from its algorithms is provided without any bias towards specific Companies.

Smart Auto-Trading, it designed to accommodate specific investment needs. It actively trades the S&P 500®, Nasdaq 100™ and Dow 30™ producing short-term trades. Short-term trades are taxed at a higher rate than long-term investment strategies. Since short-term trades may work with specific investors but not with others, is up to you to educate yourself on your tax situation before using the product.

Once you understand your tax situation, you can experiment and test your personalized strategy in simulation mode, risk free. Once ready to auto-trade, Stock Circles will assess your suitability and require trading discretionary privileges so its application can auto-trade on your behalf.

What kind of support does Stock Circles provide?

We provide free email support to all our registered users. Use the 'Contact us' form and we will reply promptly.

What kind of trading strategies does Smart Auto-Trading supports?

Smart Auto-Trading supports long strategies at this time.

Because Smart Auto-Trading actively trades, it produces short-term trades which are taxed at a higher rate than long-term investments. Please make sure to consult with you CPA or financial adviser to discuss your strategy before trading.

Trading Style

What are the requirements to start using Smart Auto-Trading?

Smart Auto-Trading is so simple to use, investors from any experience level can use it. You start by running your trading sessions in simulation mode free of charge. Once comfortable with the application, you can elect to auto-trade using a supported brokerage account for a low monthly fee.

Simply register, set up your trading strategy and start experiencing Smart Auto-Trading in simulation or trading mode today.

Test different trading strategies, learn about the AI stock investing and see how much money you could make.

Who is best suited to use Smart Auto-Trading?

Smart Auto-Trading is available to all investors, new and experienced.

New investors will appreciate the simplicity and peace of mind associated with automated trading while experienced investors will appreciate the freedom to put part of their portfolio on auto-pilot.

From a tax perspective, individuals and corporations can benefit from using Smart Auto-trading. A corporation can use Smart Auto-Trading to trade excess revenue while individuals can auto-trade in their standard or tax deferred accounts such as IRAs. Just make sure you consult your CPA or Financial Advisor to ensure that Smart Auto-Trading is appropriate in your specific situation.

Stock Circles' Smart Auto-Trading simplifies stock investing down to a few easy steps.

I am too busy to monitor my account, can Smart Auto-Trading help me?

Busy, hard working investors with limited access can benefit the most from using Smart Auto-Trading.

If, like us, you are busy during the day, you do not have time to follow the market. You can use Smart Auto-Trading to benefit from opportunities otherwise lost. Smart Auto-Trading removes the hard work associated with stock trading. Its Artificial Intelligence screens, monitors and auto-trades stocks on your behalf while you relax, are at the gym, or just busy working.

What is the difference between 'Continuous Trading' and 'Day Trading'?

'Continuous Trading' is a trading strategy that keeps stocks in market after hours until they reach a specific profit target.

Reaching a profit target greatly dependents on market conditions. Depending on your strategy, it can take several days to yield a profit or not at all. 'Continuous Trading' will keep some stocks in market after market hours and will sell them if market conditions dictate or if the stocks have reached their profit targets.

'Day Trading' is a strategy trading between 9:30AM and 4:00PM inclusively. Once a trading day is approaching close time, your strategy sells all positions. This method ensures that no money is left in market after hours.

Disclaimer: Day Trading is not recommended or suitable for the majority of investors. Investments don't always increase in value on the same day. In fact, in the last year, most stocks stayed in marker an average of 7 days defeating the common belief that a Day Trader can make money using this technique.

Although this feature is available, we do not recommend selling your positions at the end of the day or on weekends based on the above data. Stock Investing is a long game. It is recommend that you stay in market, trust your strategy and set your sight on quarterly or yearly time periods instead of daily performance.

What is a 'Market Entry Pattern'?

A 'Market Entry Pattern' tells Smart Auto-Trading to acquire stocks based on specific parameters.

What is a 'Market Exit Pattern'?

A 'Market Exit Pattern' tells Smart Auto-Trading to dispose of a specific stock based on specific parameters.

What is a 'Profit Target'?

'Profit Target' is a Market Exit Pattern that tells Smart Auto-Trading to dispose of a specific stock once it reaches a pre-defined profit target.

What is a 'Stop Loss'?

A 'Stop Loss' is a Market Exit Pattern that tells Smart Auto-Trading to dispose of a stock based on a specific risk tolerance value expressed in a percentage or algorithmic parameter.

A traditional 'Stop Loss' is calculated from the difference between the purchased price and the current price while an Algorithmic Stop Loss takes into account other parameters such as volatility.

Am I an Investor or a Trader?

If an Investor exceeds 3 roundtrip trades on the same stock within 5 business days, your broker is required to mark your account as Pattern Day Trader (PDT).

Smart Auto-Trading could buy and sell the same stock more than 3 times in 5 business days if it calculates that it is appropriate to do so.

Being labeled a 'PDT' does not mean anything but may be useful if you are interested in changing your casual Investor status and become a 'professional' in the eyes of the taxation authorities. Make sure you consult with your CPA or financial advisor to understand how auto-trading can be used to help you become a professional trader in the eyes of the IRS.

What will I need to auto-trade?

If you are ready to trade, you will need the following:

  • A brokerage account with Ally Invest or Tradier Brokerage

  • At least $25,000 in the account

  • Your account will also need to have its margin enabled for Smart Auto-Trading to work.

    Once setup, come back to Stock Circles to enable real-trading. Stock Circles will require discretionary trading authority so that Smart Auto-Trading can auto-trade on your behalf. Stock Circles will also make sure you are suitable to invest using Smart Auto-Trading via a simple workflow.

    What is a margin account?

    A margin account allows a Pattern Day Trader to use Smart Auto-Trading to auto-trade uninterrupted. Without it, a trader would not be able to trade because trades otherwise take 2-3 business days to clear.

    A margin account gives the investor more buying power. Although it could be tempting to use the extra money attached to a margin account, Smart Auto-Trading will only use the cash portion of the account to auto-trade. We consider trading using the margin portion of your account very risky and we do not recommend it.

    If you want to learn more about the risks associated with using the margin portion of your account, you can read about it here.

    Success Rate

    What yield can I expect from using Smart Auto-Trading?

    Market performance varies from strategy to strategy and is highly dependent on market performance. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, you should not assume the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy (including robo-strategies), or product made in reference directly or indirectly in this site, will be profitable or equal to corresponding indicated performance levels. 'Robos' like other investment methods rely on favorable market conditions to provide positive outcomes.

    Smart Auto-Trading executes your trading strategy but can't guarantee future performance.

    The best way to find out if Smart Auto-Trading is right for you is to register and test your trading strategy in simulation mode, risk free.

    Science

    What is the science behind Artificial Intelligence stock investing?

    Smart Auto-Trading is designed to statistically calculate and classify stocks based on Behavioral Sciences concepts and market data.

    It uses a multi-dimensional decision making process to auto-trade stocks according to specific criteria pre-defined by investors. It is replicating the process by which human investors trade stocks but can process much more data. It generally achieve a much higher success trade rate than its human counterparts.

    It does not have any bias towards specific Companies. If a Company fall out of favor, it will sell the stock.

    Using Smart Auto-Trading is like having a Personal Professional Trader working on your behalf. If will execute your strategy on the dot, 5 days a week, from open to close.

    Register today and try Smart Auto-Trading in simulation mode, free of charge.

    Can Artificial Intelligence predict stock market changes?

    Smart Auto-Trading is very good at calculating where the action is. Its AI is able to recognize patterns and take a reasonable course of action based on current market events.

    Predictability of success depends on criteria outside the control of any investors. for example, a Company can publish a stellar earnings report but despite their best efforts, their stock may still lose value the next day. For this reason, predicting future stock market performance is prohibited by the SEC.

    Smart Auto-Trading will put its best foot forward to identify suitable trading opportunities but, just like any other investment methods, past performance may not be indicative of future results. Therefore, you shouldn't assume that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy (including robo-strategies), will be profitable or equal to corresponding indicated performance levels. Robo-Advisors like other investment methods rely on favorable market conditions to provide positive outcomes.

    Smart Auto-Trading simply does a great job at calculating a reasonable course of action for the stocks it monitors. It allows investors to take advantage of the market while they are relaxing, at the gym or just busy working.

    What do Big Firms and Hedge Funds know about this technology?

    Automated trading based on pattern recognition is an old science.

    Brokerage Firms, Robo-Advisors, Investment Advisory Firms, Proprietary Traders and Funds Managers are constantly investing towards developing and improving their trading strategies. As of 2009, Wikipedia states that 'computers who are using events to trigger trades, accounted for 60% of all US stock market trading volume.' In 2018, Event based equity trades make 85% of all equity trades.

    However said, the use of Behavioral Sciences to enhance modeling is a relatively new concept.

    Behavioral Scientists use the human neural network, and study crowd behaviors in light of specific events. They study social network conversations to classify human patterns and use this information to produce actionable trades.

    This type of information enhances traditional modeling by putting human behavior as a precursor to price changes.

    Big Firms and Quant Funds are more and more aware of this valuable information but few have been able to harness it successfully.

    In that respect, Smart Auto-Trading is one of the first trading platform to use Artificial Intelligence and Behavioral Sciences to auto-trade the S&P500® systematically.