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One Tic At A Time
Question: Do I have to spend any money to get started?
Answer: We're so confident that your going to LOVE Trading with TradeMiner, that we
give you a complete 30-Day money back satisfaction guarantee, plus, we give you
everything you need to get started, including free "How To Get Started Videos" plus a free
trial of our Track ‘n Trade Trading Platform which includes 30-days of free access to all
three financial markets, Stocks, Futures & Forex.
Question: What computer and operating system does TradeMiner run on?
Answer: TradeMiner was designed in a language known as Java, therefore any platform,
including PC, Mac or Linux that runs the Java work environment can run TradeMiner.
(Make sure you have the latest version of Java.)
The more memory you have, and the faster your computers CPU, the more efficient your
TradeMiner environment will be.
Question: How much is the data service?
Answer: TradeMiner does not have a monthly data service fee. Gecko Software has
created a unique 3D data cube, which is the container for the market data. All the data
necessary to use TradeMiner is included within the 3D Datacube that loads after you
install the software.
Each year, we will contact you to see if you would like to update your 3D data cube with
the new years trades. If you do choose to upgrade your data cube, there will be a
minimal fee of $69.00 each version.
Question: What markets are included in TradeMiner?
S&P500, NASDAQ 100, the DOW Industrials, and many popular ETF’s.
(These are all the very best stocks with high volume, and options trading
Almost every single commodity you can imagine, from all the major US
The top 24 commonly traded currency pairs.
Question: Am I correct in thinking that all you have to do to trade using
TradeMiner is to Open your position on the open of the specified “buy” day, and
close your position at the close of the specified “sell” day, and then hold stops at
the recommended “stop” location?
Answer: I guess the most basic of all trading strategies would be as you mentioned, to
simply buy on open, sell on close, and hold stops at the suggested area, but that's not
really how TradeMiner was truly intended to be used. That’s akin to saying, “buy every
time my Stochastics indicator gives me a buy signal, and sell every time it gives me a sell
signal.” We all know that’s a very poor trading strategy, even though the Stochastics
indicator is one of the best technical indicators ever created. (Unfortunately, that’s how
most automated EA systems trade, since they can only see one half the trading formula.)
TradeMiner is a fundamental tool, which points out areas in which markets have produced
similar actions or activity over a period of time. We here at Gecko Software believe that
both the technical as well as the fundamental nature of markets is key to our overall long-
term success. Melding the two together is how we come up with a solid 1-2-3 knock out
punch, and TradeMiner is only half of that formula; the fundamental half.
TradeMiner was intended to provide traders with additional information on when markets
have a tendency to repeat themselves, either bullish, bearish, or neutral, and then use
that historical/fundamental knowledge and information to make better trading decision,
based on current technical, and fundamental elements of the trade.
By solely relying on just one of these elements in isolation, whether that be fundamental
or technical, is surely a recipe for losses; which is why we suggest using the fundamental
information derived from TradeMiner to enhance your technical trading capabilities. In
essence, establishing a bullish or bearish bias to the market, prior to using your technical
indicators to take long or short positions, and to use position sizing based on this
The reason most trading robots lose money, is because they simply ignore this
fundamental factor, and automatically, or ‘robotically,’ without foresight, take both long
and short positions regardless of the historical underlying cycle, or true fundamental
Bullish or Bearish nature of markets; it’s for this reason that we created TradeMiner, to
open this information up, and to make it available to traders, so they're not blindly trading
into fundamental Bullish or Bearish momentum that might be totally opposite of their
“robotic” technical indicator or strategy.
It’s only when both the historical and fundamental Bullish or Bearish cycle & trend of the
market is matched with the corresponding technical trigger, and then followed by proper
risk and money management strategies that we achieve our long-term successful trading
goals. To try and cut corners on any one of these three key elements is surely a short-
sighted view of trading, and will no doubt eventually end in huge losses; as has been
exampled by most publicly sold EA systems.
Question: Can I select a specific stock, commodity or Forex pair in TradeMiner to
tell me when the best time of month or year to trade it?
Answer: Yes, you can specify any individual symbol that exists from within the lists
mentioned above. When you specify a specific symbol, TradeMiner will kick out the
results for that symbol for all trades for the entire years time frame.
TradeMiner was designed to find the right stock, the right Forex pair, or the right
commodity to trade during a specified time. The TradeMiner database includes all the
very best markets, therefore if your favorite market does not show up during that time
frame, then TradeMiner does not believe it is the “right” opportunity, but that there are
better opportunities with a higher degree of possible success.
Question: Is this just another one of those cheap EA's (Expert Advisor) Plug-ins
to some other public domain software package?
Answer: No, TradeMiner is a complete professional level “stand alone” market research
tool, designed for serious individuals, corporations and hedge fund managers who are
interested in making a life changing financial investment decision. This is the same tool
used, over the past 10 years, by our very own professional market analysts to provide:
Trading magazine articles, paid newsletters, trading advisory services, headline news
agency quotes, and TV spots.
TradeMiner is not a simple plug-in to some public domain trading package, TradeMiner is a
professional level analysis tool, created by industry experts, and a 19 year old corporate
engineering firm and team of computer programmers. We provide toll free tech-support,
free training webinars, and hundreds of hours of free online video education written and
produced by professional traders in an effort to help our clients succeed in these amazing
Question: Do you have real, audited, registered track record for TradeMiner?
Answer: TradeMiner is not a “formal trading system” traded under management,
TradeMiner is a very powerful research tool that pinpoints where the historical trends and
market cycles have occurred over time. You can use that information however you see
What I like to do is use TradeMiner to help me identify a stock, futures contract, or Forex
pair that has been bullish/bearish during a specific time frame, and then use that
information to help me make my technical trading decisions.
Once I identify the right stock/futures/forex pair, I then start looking for a technical
market entry trigger using my favorite indicator to go long/short around the beginning of
the trend identified by TradeMiner, I then use general rules of technical analysis, risk and
money management strategies to make the trade.
Remember, past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results, but its the
best indicator we've got. Just make sure to continue using smart trading techniques, risk
and money management strategies along with TradeMiner to help determine a historical
I hope that helps you understand how this tool was meant to be used.
Question: How can TradeMiner help me? I’m a day trader?
Answer: A good day trader will always establish the underlying overall long-term or
fundamental trend or cycle of the market. This is generally done by first looking at longer
term trends from daily, or weekly charts. Another tool often used to identify overall long-
term trends is the COT (Commitment of Traders) in the Futures market. The seasonal
nature of markets has long been used to identify cycles and trends within the futures
markets for day traders, but now, with TradeMiner, the task of identifying which markets
cycle and trend during specific times of the month and year has now been made
significantly easier, making the day traders job of identifying an overall long-term bias
toward market direction a snap.
Use the bullish or bearish nature of the cycle or trend from TradeMiner to establish your
market directional bias. If you receive a technical entry signal in the direction of the
TradeMiner trend, take the trade, otherwise, consider hedging your bet.
Question: What is the Score, how is it calculated, and how will it help me make
Answer: Our Powerful NEW Score Ranking System was developed to help users quickly
identify the best trading opportunities out of a list of highly probable trades.
We've developed the Score to use a scale from zero to five, and given each rank a quick
reference color coded key; red for avoid, yellow to approach with caution, and green for
go for it!
The math formula used to calculate these opportunities is a proprietary system based
upon past market performance, future market expectations, and a number of other
factors that help us make wise trading decisions.
The scores three most important criteria are which markets make the most amount of
money in the least amount of time, with the least amount of risk.
Question: TradeMiner Forex lists entry and exit dates, but what time is
being used for open and close?
Answer: TradeMiner currently uses Eastern Standard Time (EST) and FXCM trading
hours for it's open-close time. Although Forex doesn't close daily, 5pm(EST) is the chosen
time for the daily close. You can expect to place your trades at 5pm(EST) to match with
the entry and exit times shown within TradeMiner. Also Sunday evening opens at
5:15pm(EST) and Friday closes at 4:00pm(EST).
Example: Entry on July 15th open and Exit on July 16th close. July 15th open is
5:00pm(EST) on July 15th. July 16th close is 5:00pm(EST) July the 17th.
Question: How long have you been in business? Are you here today, and gone
Answer: Gecko Software has been in business for over 19 years. We recently received an
award for being one of the top 25 software developers in our industry, and we fully
expects to be around far into the future. Gecko Software’s flagship product, Track 'n
Trade, has also received Stocks & Commodities Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Award
Question: How do I get started?
Answer: Click the "Add To Chart" button found on the Home Page of this website, and
you'll be linked into a page where you can download your copy of the software. Once you
install the software, make sure to register, and watch the educational “How To” videos
Question: How long will I have to wait?
Answer: There will be no waiting! On the next page, after you fill in the form, you will be
given a link to download the software so you can get started right away.
Question: Do I need to open an account with a broker?
Answer: No, it is not necessary that you open a trading account with any particular
broker to use TradeMiner. TradeMiner does not “execute” orders, it is a research tool,
used by professional traders to help them refine their trading decisions. TradeMiner is
NOT a robot trading system, with TradeMiner, you are the trader, and TradeMiner feeds
you the fundamental information that you need to make informed decisions. You can
continue to use your current broker while using TradeMiner, since TradeMiner is not
connected to, and does not send orders to your broker. TradeMiner wad developed to help
you research the optimal trading opportunities, and the best times to trade each market,
it is not a trading platform, and therefore is not tied to any one brokerage firm.
Question: Do you offer software training classes?
Answer: Yes, free live online classes are held every day by our technical support staff.
Once you've downloaded and installed the software, you'll receive an email invitation to
join the free software training classes. We also have trade mentoring available for those
individuals who would like such a program.
If you look in the Education Center, (Education Tab within TradeMiner) you can also
register for free educational video lessons as well.
Question: If I have any additional questions who do I call?
Answer: For software/tech-support questions, call toll free: 1-800-862-7193, or call your
personal account representative at the same 800 number, but select Extension 2
Minimum System Requirements
2 Gigs RAM
1 Gig Storage