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About Us

On March of 2009, Thomas Barrett, PhD and Rick Lien were enrolled in the stock and option trading courses where we first met. Because both of us have a statistical background, we got along pretty well. We were trading buddies during the courses and have maintained consist contact over the years after graduating from the courses. Over the years, we tried many trading strategies, registered for multiple mentorship programs, and even subscribed to alerts, but these efforts didn’t seem to produce consistent profits. Beginning in 2013, Tom began reviewing research on backtested strategies to find out what actually has worked. During that time, Rick researched online and read several books to help build his own algorithmic trading system. In March of 2016, I was able to locate a Chicago company that provided me with historical data that I needed to create my algorithmic trading system. Together, we began researching several options strategies that had generally proved profitable according to the research of others. We were able to determine the optimal parameters for trading those strategies. This is how HumanStartups was born.
Most educational courses we had taken provide us with only the basic knowledge of how to trade the strategies. They are expensive with fees as high as $11,000 and they tend to provide inconsistent results and require an exhausting amount of effort. And almost never do they show backtesting research to validate their claims for profitability. We have also viewed many websites that provide nothing more than tips for trades to take. They may provide some fundamental or technical information but rarely, if ever, include any backtesting. There are some auto trading services that provide convenience, but given a monthly subscription fee, must make trades every month, even when market conditions are such that they should stay on the sidelines.
HumanStartups.com is a quantitative researched and statistical analysis company that provides users with simple to understand informations to help them make clear and concise decisions.
HumanStartups provide a ready to use backtested and optimized trading strategies with proven track records of real money account whereas most other websites provide Tips, Educations, or News.

Getting Started

You can use any trading platform that you are comfortable with trading. We are currently support two trading platforms; ThinkorSwim from TD Ameritrade and Interactive Brokers on our video demonstration to show how to put on the trade. From our personal opinion, we feel that ThinkorSwim does a better job on option trading strategies. Currently ThinkorSwim from TD Ameritrade support USA Citizen ONLY! Interactive Brokers does support many other countries citizen; China, Canada, UK, and etc. You can visit their website by clicking on the link above for more informations.

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This is not our company video and it should be use to help you how to setup a TD Ameritrade / Thinkorswim account only.

TRADING PLATFORM SETUP

(Currently support USA Citizen ONLY!)

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Step 1: Need Support? 

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  3. Phone: 800-454-9272
Install Trading Platform Step 2: Need Support? 
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Schedule a Platform Demo Trading Platform Support? 
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This is not our company video and it should be use to help you how to fund your account only.

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This is not our company video and it should be use to help you how to login your paper money account only.

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Interactive Brokers account does support many other countries citizen: China, Canada, U.K.,etc. Therefore, you can click at the Interactive Brokers logo below to filled out a short application for a free trial on trading platform.

Definitions

Backtested ROI = Average historical annual return on investment.
Example: Your Cash = $10,000 Margin Rate = 50% Buying Power = $20,000
In order for us to calculate the probability of win, we take all the profit and loss of from our backtest results.

Expected Return = Historical Average Annual Return
1 Standard Deviation = ~68.27% 2 Standard Deviation = ~95.45% 3 Standard Deviation = ~99.73%
Volatility = Ranges of a particular trading symbol moves. Lower Volatility = Tighter Range. Higher Volatility = Wider Range.
Margin Rate = Percentage of Your Cash that your brokerage company willing to lend you the money. Example: Your Cash = $10,000 Margin Rate = 50% Buying Power = $20,000

Excel calculations

Expected Return = Historical Average Annual Returns. Video Demo coming soon....
Volatility = Variance. Video Demo coming soon....
1 Standard Deviation = ~68.27%. 2 Standard Deviation = ~95.45%. 3 Standard Deviation = ~99.73%. Video Demo coming soon....

 

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