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BROKERAGE SERVICES​

BCG clients are determined, focused, and self sufficient – yet they are not alone. Trading online or with a discount broker in the past may have left customers feeling isolated, but not with online trading services from Paragon Investments. Our customers are empowered with not only advanced trading tools and research, but also with the ability to instantly find answers and assistance from their individual account representative.
SPEED, RELIABILITY, ACCESS, SERVICE AND COST
Incredibly Fast, Stable, Execution Platforms
Our platform was originally designed for high volume proprietary traders where speed, ease of use, reliability, and risk management are paramount.
Multiple Exchanges
We have access to the CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX, and EUREX exchanges for both futures and options on futures.
Low Intraday Margins
We offer some of the lowest margins in the industry including $500 intraday margins on the ES, NQ, and YM.
Money / Risk Management
One of the most important factors trading any market is risk management. We can electronically enforce customer requested daily loss limits to help the trader manage risk and limit losses.
Low Fees
Our rates are inclusive of all Exchange and NFA fees. We do our best to be as competitive as possible without sacrificing service and support. If you are currently trading somewhere else then let us know your monthly activity and current rate and we will do our best to meet or beat that rate.
Fast, Friendly, Customer support
Most calls are answered within three rings by current or former traders who know what it is like to be in your shoes. They do the best job they can to make sure your issues are resolved in the most efficient manner possible.
Strategic Partners
We partner with Education, Computer Technology, and Software vendors. We want you to be as educated as possible and use the best technology the market has to offer.

QUOTES & CHARTING

Get the most from your market visualizations! With so many advanced charting features you can trade and monitor your activity all from one charting window. Different chart styles, dozens of indicators and unlimited amounts of custom alerts are just the beginning. The simple but powerful futures trading platform lets you discover new ways to “see” the market – and act on it.

INDICATORS & STRATEGIES ​

GAIN Trader’s indicators and strategies are built to suit your custom trading needs. You can run and back-test strategies by simply using our own wizard, C# or EasyLanguage. You can see alerts on the charts when conditions are met. Get inspiration from other developers by purchasing indicators from our indicator store, or benefit from the time you put into your custom indicators by selling your indicator in the store.

TRADE TICKETS​

Your trading software shouldn’t hold you back. That’s why GAIN Trader offers multiple order tickets from Standard, One Cancels Other (OCO), One Sends Other (OSO), Depth of Market (DOM), Multi–bracket and Basket (parked) orders. This allows the trader to pick their trading method and focus on their trading instead of being limited by the software. GAIN Trader offers multiple advanced order options (MOC, MOO, Iceberg) and algorithmic orders (time slice, enhanced time slice, time activation, auto cancel) in addition to position reversing and parked orders.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Your trading software shouldn’t hold you back. That’s why GAIN Trader offers multiple order tickets from Standard, One Cancels Other (OCO), One Sends Other (OSO), Depth of Market (DOM), Multi–bracket and Basket (parked) orders. This allows the trader to pick their trading method and focus on their trading instead of being limited by the software. GAIN Trader offers multiple advanced order options (MOC, MOO, Iceberg) and algorithmic orders (time slice, enhanced time slice, time activation, auto cancel) in addition to position reversing and parked orders.

CUSTOM LAYOUTS

GAIN Trader helps you focus on trading Customize your trading environment the way you want. Whether you have a particular trading style or certain asset classes you need to access, GAIN Trader is here to help your trading experience. You can also save and manage multiple layouts for different trading situations so the software works for you instead of dictating how you trade.

SYSTEM TRADING

Futures systems trading is a product offering at the intersection of online trading and managed account. It can be a standalone product to raise new business, or an add-on product for existing clients looking for some added exposure to different types of trading and different markets. Learn more about available systems products using the buttons below.

The Advantages of Systems Trading

Systems trading can offer a convenient alternative investment option for traders.
Systems trading can increase efficiency and reduce the emotional factor of trading.
ABOUT TRADING SYSTEMS
What is a trading system?
A trading system is a tool used by traders that uses objective entry and exit criteria based on parameters that have been determined by historical testing on quantifiable data. Systems are run on computers or servers and linked to an exchange for trading. Developers will send systems revisions (updates) as they see fit.
Why should I trade a system?
Trading the futures markets using a trading system provides the discipline to overcome the fear and greed that in many cases paralyzes a trader and prevent making timely decisions. Each order placed is governed by a pre-determined set of rules that does not deviate based on anything other than market action.
What should I consider?
Like all kinds of tools, trading systems if not used properly, can be dangerous to the trader’s economic health. The trader should evaluate tolerance to high-risk futures trading, risk capital and the ability to withstand equity draw-down as well as the cost in terms of both time and money to trade in the futures markets.
How do I know if the system is any good?
One of the key elements of a trading system is the ability for a trading system to hold up over time. We encourage clients to take their time and study results before they open a trading account. The only true test of a system is to see how it performs in actual trading where market slippage and trading cost are a part of the record.
How much money do I need?
The minimum deposit to open a futures trading account varies by the broker. In addition, the prospective trader should only consider opening a futures account when the trader has sufficient risk capital, due to the leverage in futures trading.
How do I get started?
The first step is for the trader to talk to a BCG consultant in order to understand the risk as well as the rewards of futures trading using trading systems. If the trader is comfortable with the program then the next step is to open a trading account and select the trading system(s) that best fit the trader’s personal risk tolerances and trading objectives. If the trader is not comfortable in operating the selected trading system(s), the trading system(s) will be “auto-traded” in the traders account for the traders benefit. The group executing the systems is not permitted to trade futures, so our focus is always on providing the trader the very best service.
What are the Risks?
Any one system may be subject to market specific, system specific, or complex specific risk. By trading multiple systems across different markets, one may reduce market specific and complex specific risk. By trading systems with different entry and exit strategies, the trader may reduce system specific risk. However, the risk of trading can be substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

MANAGED FUNDS / CTAs

Futures systems trading is a product offering at the intersection of online trading and managed account. It can be a standalone product to raise new business, or an add-on product for existing clients looking for some added exposure to different types of trading and different markets. Learn more about available systems products using the buttons below.

Investing in Managed Futures

BCG is dedicated to assist clients in diversifying their portfolio by finding a CTA that matches well with the client’s interests. In doing so we can help create a custom, diversified portfolio that meets the client’s desired markets, trading strategies, and time intervals while potentially reducing the portfolio’s volatility and potentially achieving a better overall performance than traditional investment portfolios.

Why Invest In Managed Futures?

With practically a zero correlation with stocks, one of the most attractive features of managed futures is its ability to add profound diversification to an overall investment portfolio. Despite the fact that there tends to be no correlation in managed accounts vs. a traditional equity portfolio, there is no guarantee of profit and past performance in not indicative of future results.
 
 
Managed Futures offer four distinct advantages:
 
Reduced Portfolio Volatility Risk
Potential for Enhanced Portfolio Returns
Ability to Profit in Any Economic Environment
Ease of Global Diversification
 

Performance of Managed Futures is independent of other asset class performance. Diversification among non-correlated asset classes is paramount to responsible investment. No investment is safe from loss, and over-exposure to any one asset class can lead to increased risk and reduced returns

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One of the most uncorrelated and independent investments versus stocks are professionally managed futures. The value of professionally managed futures was thoroughly researched by Dr. John Lintner of Harvard University in a 1983 landmark study, “The Potential Role of Managed Futures Accounts in Portfolios of Stocks and Bonds.”
 
 
Lintner wrote that “the combined portfolios of stocks (or stocks and bonds) after including judicious investments… in leveraged managed futures accounts show substantially less risk at every possible level of expected return than portfolios of stocks (or stocks and bonds) alone.” Lintner specifically showed how managed futures can decrease portfolio risk, while simultaneously enhancing overall portfolio performance.
 
Why BlueFin Capital Group?
 
Diversification is essential to any portfolio and at BCG, and we believe this is often overlooked by investors. Therefore, we have developed a thorough process of identifying our customer’s needs and goals and then suggest the program that best suits those needs. We will not suggest an advisor simply because he has good returns; rather we research each of our recommended advisors and fully disclose to our customers why they are our “pick”.
 
 
Research
 
Our Managed Futures Specialists research each fund’s performance to select our BCF managed funds. To become a BCG managed fund, the fund must have a substantial diversifying effect on a portfolio of stocks and bonds. We judge the fund’s performance history during time periods of declining stock prices, stagnant stock prices, and rising stock prices. Granted, past performance is no guarantee of future results, but by judging the CTA’s success during all types of stock market performance we can gauge the effectiveness of the CTA’s strategy in reducing portfolio volatility and enhancing portfolio returns.
 
 
Learn More About Managed Futures
 
» Request our Managed Futures Kit with additional information on Managed Futures
 
» Contact a BCG Managed Futures Specialist
 
 
Additional Considerations for Managed Futures
 
Managed futures and options accounts may be subject to charges for management and incentive fees beyond typical brokerage fees. Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) are required by the CFTC to provide you with a disclosure document prior to opening an account. The disclosure document should be carefully reviewed in order to ensure a full understanding of the principal risk factors and fees charged. BCG makes no representation of the accuracy or completeness of the returns and performances provided within the CTA’s disclosure document.
 
 
For more information complete our Managed Futures services inquiry form or contact a BCG Managed Futures Specialist at 251.622.4294 or support@bluefincap.com.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! No representation is being made that the use of this strategy or any system or trading methodology will generate profits. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There is substantial risk of loss associated with trading securities and options on equities. Only risk capital should be used to trade. Trading futures, options, futures, forex, and securities is not suitable for everyone. Disclaimer: Futures, Options, Securities and Currency trading all have large potential rewards, but they also have large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in these markets. Don’t trade with money you can’t afford to lose. This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures, options, stocks, or currencies. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this web site. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results.
CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.