Frequently Asked Questions

           
                                Fund Trading FAQs  
 
 1. How will I benefit from Fund Trading?
 2. What is included in my subscription?
 3. How much does a subscription to Fund Trading cost?
 4. How do I upgrade from a monthly to a lower cost yearly
     subscription?
 5. When do I receive my Newsletter and Market Signals?
 
 6. I have forgotten my password?
 7. How do I update my account information?
 8. How do I cancel my subscription?
 9. What is your Privacy Policy?
 
10. As a new subscriber, how should I act on the current signal?
11. How do I start trading using the Fund Trading System?
 
12. What is Fund Trading?
13. What is the Fund Trading System?
14. Why use an Active Trading Strategy?
15. How much time will it take to use the Fund Trading System?
16. What kind of Signals will I receive?
17. How does the Fund Trading System produce its signals?
18. What are the Investment Strategies?
19. How do I use your Trading System?
 
20. How much money will I need to start trading?
21. What discount brokers would you recommend?
22. What is the hardest thing for new and experienced investors to
      learn?
23. What is the most important aspect of becoming a profitable
      trader?
24. How important is following the trend of the market?
 
25. What are Index Funds?
26. What Indexes are covered in your Model Portfolios?
27. What International Funds do you Track?
28. Should I use Exchange Traded Funds or Mutual Funds?
29. What is the QQQ?
 
30. What is a Long Position or going Long?
31. What is a Short Position or going Short?
32. What is a Bull Market?
33. What is a Bear Market?
34. What are Leveraged Mutual Funds?
35. Can you include commissions, fees and taxes in your results?

 

 
 
 
1. How will I benefit from Fund Trading?
 

 

 2. What is included in my subscription?

 

 3. How much does a subscription to Fund Trading cost?

Please visit our New Member Section.
 

 4. How do I upgrade from a monthly or quarterly  subscription to a lower cost 
         6 month subscription?
In the “Member Sign-In” Section click on “Upgrade Subscription” and complete the form. Your new subscription will start when your current subscription ends. To upgrade now click here: Member Sign-In
 

 5. When do I receive my Newsletter and Market Signals?

The FundTrading Newsletter will provide you with a weekly market summary including how market changes may impact investments. An e-mail Market Update is also sent when there are trend or signal changes from the Market Trend Trading System..
 

 6. I have forgotten my password?

Please e-Mail us at: support@fundtrading.com and we will send your password to your e-mail account on file.
 

 7. How do I update my account information?

Please Sign-In and select from the list on the left hand margin.
 

 8. How do I cancel my subscription?

Simply e-mail us with your request at: support@fundtrading.com

Please review our Cancellation Policy.
 

 9. What is your Privacy Policy?

Please click to review our Privacy Policy.
 

10. As a new subscriber, how should I act on the current signal?

Please visit the How to Trade Section.
 

11. How do I start trading using the FundTrading System?

Please visit the How to Trade section in Model Portfolios for step by step instruction.
 

12. What is FundTrading?

FundTrading is an educational trading Newsletter based on the proprietary Market Trend Trading System that can provide you with the discipline and technical analysis that an Institutional Trader would often use to control risk and increase profits in up or down markets.

FundTrading offers a Trading System Service where we perform the work for you. The service provides you with the trading knowledge to simplify your implementation of a successful Trading Strategy. The service is straightforward to use, and it was designed for those who do not have the time, patience or expertise to wade through the complexities of developing and managing a successful Trading System. One to two hours of initial set-up and fifteen minutes a week is all it should take to maintain your FundTrading Strategy.
 

13. What is the FundTrading System?

The Fund Trading System includes the Fund Trading Newsletter, Market Updates, Market Alerts, Market Trend Trading System Service and the Fund Trading Web Site. Together they provide a method of trading using computer generated buy and sell signals based on indicators that have been proven by testing against many years of actual and historical data. A consistent and objective trading system increases returns while reducing the risk and emotional issues of trading.
 

14. Why use an Active Trading Strategy?

Here is an example, after the correction in 1973, Buy and Hold investors had to wait over 10 years to get back to break-even. In 1929, it was 25 years to achieve break-even, providing investors avoided the companies that went out of business.
 

15. How much time will it take to use the Fund Trading System?

The Fund Trading System is delivered to you as a service; it was designed for those who do not have the time, patience or expertise to wade through the complexities of developing and managing a successful trading system. One to two hours of initial set-up and fifteen minutes a week is all it should take to maintain your Fund Trading System.
 

16. What kind of Signals will I receive?

Please visit the How to Trade Section.
 

17. How does the Fund Trading System produce its signals?

Please visit The Trading System Section.
 

18. What are the Investment Strategies?
 
          They are listed below. Also, visit the How To Trade Section for more
          detail.
 
    

                       Portfolios for Exchange Traded Funds 

                                  
  Portfolio 1   Conservative   Long Only
  Portfolio 2   Growth   Long and Short
  Portfolio 3   Aggressive   Long with Margin
  Portfolio 4   Speculative   Long & Short w/ Margin
                   
  
 

                                Portfolios for Mutual Funds 

                 
  Portfolio A   Conservative   Long Only
  Portfolio B   Growth   Long and Short
  Portfolio C   Aggressive   Long with Margin
  Portfolio D   Speculative   Long & Short w/ Margin
                         

19. How do I use your Trading System?

Please visit the How to Use Section. 
 

20. How much money will I need to start trading?

Discount brokers will open an account with $500 dollars. The important thing is to get started, and you will be on you way to financial independence.
 

21. What discount brokers would you recommend?

Take time to review these three: AmeriTrade.com, E-Trade.com and ScotTrade.com
 

22. What is the hardest thing for new and experienced investors
      to learn?
To control emotions if a trade starts to decline, which can lead to a failure to sell when the price of the investment falls below a Sell Signal or a predetermined defensive Stop point.
 
23. What is the most important aspect of becoming a profitable
      trader?
Following a successful trading system to locate high probability buy and sell points.
 

24. How important is following the trend of the market?

Extremely important, since over 80% of the equities market is influenced by its overall direction.
 

25. What are Index Funds?

A fund made up of a portfolio of investments that are weighted the same as a stock exchange index in order to mirror its performance.
 

26. What Indexes are covered in your Model Portfolios?

We report on the key U.S. indexes that will provide you with a diversified investment portfolio along with gold, bond, international funds and the sector funds.

Nasdaq 100 (NDX): This stock market index consists of 100 of the largest companies listed on the Nasdaq Exchange. The index is heavily weighted in technology companies.

S&P 500 (SPX): An index of the leading 500 companies in the United States. This index is representative of the major industrial, transportation, utility, and financial firms. Many institutional money managers consider it the most accurate reflection of the U.S. Stock market which has made it the most common benchmark for judging performance.
 
S&P 400 (MID): A United States stock market index that is comprised of Mid-Cap companies.
 
Russell 2000 (RUT): A United States stock market index that comprises approximately 2000 small cap companies.
  

27. What International Funds do you Track?
 
 
         The funds are updated periodically to adjust to markets and changes 
          in the funds. The most current funds are available to members in the 
          latest newsletter and the How To Trade section on the website.
 
 

28. Should I use Exchange Traded Funds or Mutual Funds?
Please visit the Funds Section to compare Exchange Traded Funds to Mutual Funds.
 

29. What is the QQQ?

This is the ticker symbol for the Nasdaq-100 Trust, which is an Exchange Traded Fund that trades on the Nasdaq. This security offers broad exposure by tracking the Nasdaq-100 Index, which consists of the 100 largest and most actively traded non-financial stocks on the Nasdaq. It allows you to mirror the performance of 100 companies with one purchase. Due to its large trading volume the QQQ is also very liquid allowing orders to be filled almost instantly.
 

30. What is a Long Position or going Long?

When you buy a security with the expectation that the security will appreciate in value over time.
 

31. What is a Short Position or going Short?

When an investor borrows shares of a stock from a broker and the investor hopes the stock’s price will fall. Hopefully, upon the buy/sale of the borrowed shares, the sales price will be less than the purchase price and net the investor a gain.

When you sell a stock Short, your broker will lend you the stock. The shares are sold and the money is credited to your account. You still owe the stock to your broker and at some point you must (close) the short by buying back the same number of shares (called covering) and return them to your broker. If the price drops as intended, you can buy back the stock at a lower price and make a profit. If the price of the stock rises, you have to buy it back at the higher price and lose money. Since you borrow the shares you are buying on margin, you will need to have a margin account to short stock or ETFs.
 
If you feel uncomfortable implementing a short position you can buy inverse mutual funds instead.
 

32. What is a Bull Market?

A bull market refers to an extended period of overall price increases in the securities market.
 

33. What is a Bear Market?

A bear market refers to an extended period of overall price decreases in the securities market.
 

34. What are Leveraged Mutual Funds?

An easy way to leverage you investment power is through leverage Mutual Funds. They are offered in leveraged amounts of 150%, and 200%, without the cost of margin. For example, if the benchmark it tracks increases by 1% the 200% leverages Mutual Fund will increase by 2%.
 
Mutual Funds also offer Bear Funds or inverse funds that increase in value when the tracked index declines. See the Model Portfolio Section – Mutual Funds for more information.
 

35. Can you include commissions, fees and taxes in your results?

It is customary in the investment industry not to factor in these costs. This is due to the large number of investment vehicle choices, variations in broker fees and commissions as well as individual tax rates.

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