Frequently Asked Questions

Managed Account

What is a Managed Account and how does one work?

Basically you open a brokerage account with our selected broker and then you give us authority to place trades on your account, via Limited Power of Attorney (LPOA). You will select one of our professionally managed funds to have trade your account. You can then watch your account grow via access through an investor login and password. Gain all the benefits of diversification and growth by adding an alternative investment, such as a Managed Forex Account, to your portfolio.

What are your fees?

Our performance fee is determined by the amount you deposit. Now if there are no profits in that month then the fee paid is zero. Learn more about our funds.

Do I need to pay you any fee to get started?

There are no startup fees. Only the performance fee. That way our interests are aligned with yours. We only make money when you do.

Do you have any exit load or fee?

No, there is no entry/exit load or fee. You can join and leave anytime you wish with absolutely no overhead fees.

Is there any lock in period?

There is none. You can deposit or withdraw as you please.

Is the Limited Power of Attorney Permanent?

No, it is not. It is revocable. You would need to get in touch with the brokerage to process the revocation.

If I do not withdraw profits, do they reinvest-i.e. compound automatically?

Yes, they do. At the beginning of each month, your account balance is taken as the base capital and is traded upon for the remaining of month. Thus, all the profits that are not withdrawn are reinvested and compounded.

How do I deposit and withdraw money?

Through your brokerage account with our preferred broker you will be able to both easily deposit and withdraw money from your trading account.

What is the minimum investment for a managed account?

The minimum investment to open a managed account with TheFXHelpers is dependent on which program you choose to start with and its minimum account balance. To learn more about our funds click here.

What broker are you using and how can we learn more about the broker?

Contact us to find out about who our preferred broker is.

How can I see my trading results?

You will be able to see your account history and live trading action via an investor login and password. Our preferred broker can always assist you with logging into your account.

How about the risks in Forex trading?

The risk of loss in off-exchange retail foreign currency market trading can be substantial. You should therefore fully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition in considering whether to trade or to authorize someone else to trade for you. You should also be aware of the following: Forex transactions are not traded on an exchange, and those funds deposited with the counterparty for Forex transactions may not receive the same protections as funds used to margin or guarantee exchange traded futures and options contracts. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in Forex trading can work against you as well as for you. Furthermore, at the time of high market volatility or during technological crisis orders may not be filled as placed. In addition, transactions on an electronic trading system expose you to the risks associated with the system, including the failure of hardware and software.

I’m not really good with computers, Internet, and such. What skills or knowledge do I need to use your program?

Absolutely no special skills are required, we do all the work for you, you simply need to install the terminal and log in to your live account to see your results at any time you like.

Do I have to sit in front of my computer at all times to trade?

Absolutely NOT, let our professionally managed Forex funds do all of the work for you.

How do I become an Investor?

To get started view our Open Managed Forex Account page.

I still have some questions. How do I contact you?

Visit our Contact Us section or leave a message or request a callback.

Does anyone else have access to my funds?

No, clients alone control their own accounts at all times, and can withdraw any amount at any time. Accounts can be tracked 24/7, for balance, equity, statements, transactions, and fees, all in real time.

Once my new account is funded, how long before it will start being traded?

As soon as the account is opened, papered and funded, our traders will start operating your managed account with no delay.

Can I open or close trades in the account that is being managed for me?

No, the trader employs strict money management on the account. Any client trading would interfere with available margin or, worse, you could interfere with trades placed on your account by the fund manager. For this reason, clients receive the investor password to their account only.

What is the maximum leverage to be used?

200:1

Some retail brokers offer up to 500:1 leverage. The leveraged nature of Forex trading means that any market movement will have an equally proportional effect on your deposited funds. This may work against you as well as for you. The possibility exists that you could sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and be required to deposit additional funds to maintain your position. If you fail to meet any margin call within the time prescribed, your position will be liquidated and you will be responsible for any resulting losses.

What is the expected Return Of Investment on monthly basis?

Nothing is guaranteed, each fund sets a different benchmark for itself. Learn more about our funds.

What do you mean by a performance fee on profit calculated on a High Watermark basis?

A High Watermark is a common approach to the calculation of performance fees. It means that performance fees are paid only on NET new rises in asset value. If a temporary decline occurs, it must be recouped before new incentive fees are paid. This ensures that investment managers receive a performance fee only when the account value exceeds its previous high.

Example:
You start with $50,000 in an account with a performance fee of 30%, and during the month there is $5,000 gross profit. The performance fee deducted would be 30% of $5,000, which is $1,500, so your net profit would be $3,500 and your account would now have a “watermark” new balance of $53,500.

If in the next month there was a loss of $1000, there would be no performance fee deducted, since there is no profit, and your new balance would be $52,500.

Your “watermark” is still $53,500. So there will be no performance fee deductions until you get past your current “watermark”.

If you are connected to the master account, can’t you take my money?

No, it is electronically connected by the broker. This means that every time a trade is taken you get a duplicated order electronically into your account. The trading agent cannot take your money, as it is fire-walled by the brokerage house to prevent this from ever happening.

Also, because of very strict money laundering laws if you opened the account in your name, then the money has to go back into an account with your name on it. So it cannot be sent to anyone else’s account anyway.

How do I stop my account from being traded?

Simply call or email the broker and ask them to revoke your LPOA. As soon as they have done this then you will be disconnected from the master account. You of course can withdraw your funds at any time from your account in part or in full, so you have total control over this.

Who holds my money and is it safe?

Your money is held in your own account with the brokerage. Safety of client funds is our preferred broker’s primary priority.