Frequently Asked Questions:

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. 
If your question is not answered here, please email us your question at:  question@predictivefutures.com.

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  1.   What is the difference between trading stocks and trading futures?
  2.   What is the minimum account size required to trade a system?
  3.   How do I get started?
  4.   Can I trade the system myself, or must I use a broker?
  5.   Can I use my own broker, or must I use your preferred broker?
  6.   How do I get set up with your preferred broker for auto-trading?
  7.   What is the cost of a subscription?
  8.   If I cancel my subscription before it expires, will I receive a refund?
  9.   Can I trade more than 1 contract?
  10.   Do any of your trading systems hold trades overnight?
  11.   How often do your systems trade?
  12.   Do your trading systems use stops?
  13.   Do you guarantee that my account will make money?
  14.   Can I purchase a system instead of leasing it?
  15.   How do I keep track of the results of my account?

Q:  What is the difference between trading stocks and trading futures?

A. There are many differences between trading stocks and trading futures.  We will only mention a few briefly:  (1) Futures contracts are highly leveraged.  A small movement in the stock market could produce a substantial gain in the futures.  It can also produce a substantial loss.  (See Risk)  (2) Unlike buying stocks, where one makes a profit by buying first and selling second, futures contracts can be traded both ways (buying first and selling second -or- selling first and buying second), thus a trader can potentially make gains even when the market is going down.

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Q:  What is the minimum account size required to trade a system?

A.The account size required depends upon the Trading System chosen and number of contracts traded. Suggested account sizes range from $10,000 to $30,000 per system. Our preferred broker can better answer this question for you.  To obtain the contact information of our preferred broker, send us an email at inquiry@predictivefutures.com.

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Q:  How do I get started?

A. 1st, send us an email to request the contact information of our preferred broker.  2nd, set up a trading account.  3rd, return to this web site and choose which Trading System(s) or Portfolio(s) you wish to have auto-traded for you; 4th, determine the number of contracts you wish to trade; and 5th, remit your subscription to us.  We will then contact the broker and let them know to begin trading your account.

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Q:  Can I trade the system myself, or must I use a broker?

A. Predictive Futures Management, LLC (PFM) is currently offering auto-trading through our preferred brokers only.

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Q:  Can I use my own broker, or must I use your preferred broker?

A. Predictive Futures Management, LLC (PFM) is currently offering auto-trading through our preferred brokers only. Contact us to see if your broker is on our list, or if arrangements can be made to add your broker to our list.

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Q:  How do I get set up with your preferred broker for auto-trading?

A. Send us an email at inquiry@predictivefutures.com and we will email you information on how to contact our preferred broker.  They will then give you step-by-step details of their process to set up a trading account.

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Q:  What is the cost of a subscription?

A. Subscription costs are determined by which Trading System or Portfolio you wish to use, how many contracts you wish to trade, and whether you wish to pay monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually.  Full details are found on our subscribe page.

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Q:  If I cancel my subscription before it expires, will I receive a refund?

A. You may cancel your subscription and the trading of your account at any time, however, it is our policy not to remit refunds of unused subscription fees.

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Q:  Can I trade more than 1 contract?

A. Currently all trading systems enter with 1 contract initially. Some systems will then scale in additional contracts as needed, up to as many as 5 contracts total per lot chosen. We currently offer up to 2 lots per system. See details in Systems page.  Also see our Lease Pricing.

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Q:  Do any of your trading systems hold trades overnight?

A. Refer to Trading Systems Descriptions. All Trading Systems offered will hold trades overnight.  These systems may enter a trade and/or exit a position at any time day or night.

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Q:  How often do your systems trade?

A. Some systems will trade more often than others. Usually a particular trade will exit the same day it enters or the next day.  Occasionally, however, a trade may remain in play for several days, weeks, or even months, before exiting. For specifications on their frequency of trading, please see the details of each Trading System on the Systems page and/or the statistics page.

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Q:  Do your trading systems use stops?

A. Yes, our trading systems use two types of stops: (1) Trailing Stop for the purpose of capturing a profit before it is lost, and (2) Moderately Large Stop settings, to allow time for the trade to eventually work its way back to profit whenever possible. See more details on the Systems page and/or the statistics page.

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Q:  Do you guarantee that my account will make money?

A. This is something that is impossible to guarantee. Even if a system has proven to be highly successful over recent months or years, we do not know what the future may bring. Methods that have worked for years may find market conditions change and run into a draw-down phase that exceeds expectations.

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Q:  Can I purchase a system instead of leasing it?

A. Our systems are currently only available on a lease basis.  You may lease on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis.

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Q:  How do I keep track of the results of my account?

A. When you set up your trading account with our preferred broker, they will give you the details of how this can be done.  You should expect to receive a daily email of your trading results, as well as online access to your trading account.

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