Just in case you don’t end up reading the whole thread… tldr; the slippage was actually tiny, and I was just reading the dashboard wrong.
Hi all! I’m new to C2 - I really like the concept and the community so far.
I just got autotrade set up against my Interactive Brokers account, and subscribed to “Smart Volatility Margin”. Yesterday’s trades were autosynced. Today is the first trading day where I’m getting live trading signals.
What I noticed on today’s trade was the huge slippage, where the leader sold short at a basis of 34, and my sales went through at 30. With the price now at 31, this means the trade was profitable for the trade leader, and a loss for me, the subscriber.
1/ Is this a frequent occurrence at C2?
2/ Is there a way to reduce this? (A different brokerage, for example.)
3/ How would I anticipate the performance of the strategy after slippage (apart from subscribing to the strategy with real money)?
3a/ Perhaps I can set up a paper trading account with IB and autotrade with that for a while… I wonder if that would give some useful signal on slippage?
3b/ Are there any metrics / measures that C2 maintains, regarding performance of the actual subscriber accounts?