Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
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Common Questions About Quantrader
What is Quantrader™? How does it work?
Quantrader™ is an online, SEC-registered investment adviser, which utilizes our state-of-the-art, deep-learning artificial intelligence AI Trader™ genetic algorithm to actively manage your cash account by automatically executing trading recommendations, making smart investment decisions, so that you save time and gain peace of mind, knowing that your money is working for you. We are a fiduciary, which means we put your interests first. When you open a Quantrader™ account, we will ask you a few questions to see if Quantrader™ is a fit for you. Quantrader’s AI-based portfolio strategies are globally diversified and built using equity market securities and index-tracking exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The AI Trader™ picks the securities and funds for you, executing trade recommendations that control costs and taxes. We also automatically take care of things like portfolio rebalancing, reinvesting dividends, and tax loss harvesting.
Does Quantrader™ Guarantee PERFORMANCE?
No, while there are lower risk investments than others, there are always risks in investing and you should always be suspicious of anyone who claims otherwise. Additionally, past performance does not predict future performance.
While we believe in our AI-based investment methodology and take every precaution to ensure the highest quality service, we cannot guarantee future performance of the AI Trader™.
What equities and etfs does the AI Trader™ Trade?
The AI Trader™ primarily trades highly liquid ETFs and S&P 500 stocks, which give the AI Trader™ exposure to major market sectors, commodities, emerging markets and more.
For the complete list of stocks and ETFs click here.
Can I move my Money out if I want to?
Yes, you can withdraw your money at any time, with no additional fees for doing so.
How do you define “long-term” investing?
To us, we view long-term investing means investing for at least five years.
What does opening a new account involve?
We ask a few questions so that we can make sure Quantrader™ is a great fit for you. Once you fund your account, we will invest it automatically.
Who is quantrader™ for?
Our parent company, AI Systems™ Inc., designed the AI Trader™ to think like a human trader, except it never tires, never sleeps and can analyze significantly more market data than any human ever could, 24/7. Moreover, the AI Trader™ is always learning and improving itself.
Quantrader™ is for investors who believe in the power of artificial intelligence-based investing and especially those who currently have no exposure to AI-based investments.
While the AI Trader’s priorities are to preserve capital and maximize returns, Quantrader™ is best suited to investors with long-term investing time horizons and high risk tolerances.
Is quantrader™ high frequency Trading? (HFT)
No, Quantrader™ is not high-frequency trading. In fact, we do not believe that high-frequency trading is a long-term or sustainable investing strategy, and certainly not one suitable to non-institutional investors. Instead, we believe in the power of individual stock picking strategies, but at super-human scale.
What is high-frequency trading?
High-frequency trading, also known as HFT, is a method of trading that uses powerful computer programs to transact a large number of orders in fractions of a second. It uses complex algorithms to analyze multiple markets and execute orders based on market conditions. It is primarily a competition based on speed where bots intercept orders and sell them back to market participants for fractions of a cent higher.
How much does quantrader™ cost?
Quantrader™ charges a highly competitive, simple, 1.0% annual advisory fee on what you invest.
The more you pay in fees, the less goes into your pocket. That’s why we’re totally committed to keeping the cost of investing as low as possible.
Simple fees anyone can understand.
– A competitive active management advisory fee of just 1.0%
– Low commission fees. We don’t charge any additional fees for trades on top of any brokerage fees.
– The AI Trader™ selects from many low-cost investment funds and individual equities with no fees at all.
Account balance: $10,000
Our Advisory Fee (1.0%): $8.32 / month
Questions About the AI Trader
How did the AI Trader™ practice trading for “hundreds of thousands of years”?
As part of the deep-learning process and through our proprietary methods of accelerating time, the AI Trader™ has practiced trading the U.S. public markets for hundreds of thousands of years across 20 years of high-resolution market simulations. These simulations take into account vast quantities of normalized market data. In addition, these simulations also account for volume and price impacts to ensure highly realistic trading simulations which translate to the real world.
Through a Darwinian process, large populations of AI Traders compete against one another by evolving emergent characteristics to preserve capital and maximize returns in various market conditions.
What does “deep-learning AI” mean?
Deep-Learning (also known as deep structured learning or hierarchical learning) is part of a several machine learning methods based on artificial neural networks. Learning can be supervised, semi-supervised or unsupervised.
Quantrader’s deep-learning AI Trader™ refers to our deep-learning evolutionary system which incorporates and utilizes multiple disciplines and mathematical principles including Data Science, Deep Learning, Neuroscience, Neuro-Evolutionary Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks.
Do Quantrader’s clients get to watch the AI Trader’s market trading activities through the client Dashboard in real-time?
Yes, we believe in transparency. As a Quantrader™ client, you are able to log into your Quantrader dashboards any time to review reports and your open portfolio positions.
If you are an existing Quantrader™ client, click here to login.
How does the AI Trader™ trade accounts on a fully-automated basis?
When you become a new Quantrader™ client and fund your Account, we assign an AI Trader™ to manage your Account. As a result, the the AI Trader™ runs 24/7, continuously ingesting relevant data.
Going forward, the AI Trader™ will translate this information into trading ideas and place trades before the next trading day begins. These trades are made up of 3 orders, a parent order, the amount to buy or sell a security at, a sell limit and a stop loss. The AI Trader™ will monitor and re-adjust your portfolio over time and allocate new positions as funds become available.
How does the AI Trader™ continue to improve itself over time?
The AI Trader™ improves itself in a similar way to how humans learn new things, through experience. Whenever you learn something new, you actually rewire then neural pathways your brain. For example, remember when you learned to ride a bike? At first you needed training wheels, but through practice you eventually no longer needed them. The AI Trader™ learns in a similar fashion.
During the deep-learning process the AI Trader’s neural architecture has an opportunity to “mutate”, these mutations or “mistakes” during trading practice can sometimes lead to new innovations. Through evolution, any favorable emergent characteristics the AI Trader™ has discovers are preserved for future generations. The sole goal of the AI Trader™ is to outperform its S&P 500 benchmark.
Questions About Becoming a Quantrader Client
Who is quantrader’s custodian?
Today, Quantrader™ is integrated with Interactive Brokers (IBKR) as our White-Branded custodian.
If you are already with another broker and would like to transfer funds to IBKR and become a Quantrader™ client, please contact support and we can facilitate this request. You can also create a new Quantrader™ Account here.
What KIND of investment account am I opening as a new quantrader™ client?
When you become a new Quantrader™ client, you are opening up a cash Brokerage Account with our White-Branded custodian, Interactive Brokers (IBKR).
How long does it take to set up a new quantrader™ account?
Not long! Your new Quantrader™ Account goes live immediately, and depending on the funding method that you select, your Account is typically funded within 1-3 days. Once your Account is funded, the AI Trader™ will begin managing your Account the very next day.
What are the different ways i can fund my new quantrader™ account?
You can fund your Account in the following ways:
Electronic / Direct Transfer – Connect your bank or payroll provider to electronically transfer funds. Timing is 1 business day or less and limits are set by your bank.
Connect Your Bank Account – Use the automated clearing house network to deposit funds. Timing is usually 1 business day or less with limits of $100,000 per 7 days.
Bank Wire – Contact your bank or financial institution to wire funds to your Account. Usually the timing is immediate to 4 business days, depending on your bank and has no limits.
Online Bill Pay – Use your bank’s bill pay application to transfer funds to your Account. Timing is immediate for electronic and up to 6 days for paper. Limits are set by your bank.
If you are already with another broker and would like to transfer funds to our custodian and become a Quantrader™ client, please contact support and we can facilitate this request. You can also create a new Quantrader™ Brokerage Account here.
Are Quantrader’s Fees competitive?
Yes, Quantrader™ charges a flat 1.0% fee on the assets under management. You won’t find another active manager out there charging such low fees!
Quantrader™ is able to be extremely competitive on fees because our active manager for your Account is the AI Trader™.
How much should I fund my quantrader™ account with?
The amount you should fund your Quantrader™ Account with depends on your financial status and risk tolerance. Once you open an Account with us we can make a recommendation based on the information in your Application and your Risk Profile Questionnaire.
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Quantrader™ LLC (“Quantrader™”) is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in New York, NY. Quantrader™ offers investment management and advisory services through its software-based financial advice algorithm, which delivers automated investment management and financial advice tools to help Quantrader’s clients achieve better outcomes.
Quantrader™ may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. A copy of Quantrader’s current written disclosure statement discussing Quantrader’s business operations, services, and fees is available at the SEC’s investment adviser public information website – www.adviserinfo.sec.gov or from Quantrader™ upon written request. Quantrader™ does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to Quantrader’s web site or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefor. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.
All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of money you invest, and past performance does not guarantee future performance. Historical returns, expected returns, and probability projections are provided for informational and illustrative purposes, and may not reflect actual future performance. Investments involve risk and unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Please see our Full Disclosure for important details.
Quantrader™ is a wholly owned subsidiary of AI Systems™ Inc., a deep-learning artificial intelligence technology company specializing in the development of proprietary AI systems, platforms, products, datasets and technologies, incorporating multiple disciplines and mathematical principles including data science, deep learning, neuroscience, genetic algorithms and recurrent neural networks. The AI Trader™ is powered by AI Systems™ Inc.
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