FAQs: Trade Tracking on FrontPage

Q. How does trade tracking work?

A. In short – quite similar to how trading on a real life brokerage works, except it is virtual money provided by the system. Here is how:

  • Your accounts start with a virtual margin balance of INR 10L.
  • You submit a trade on a particular instrument with quantity, target, stoploss, entry price (optional), timeframe, buy/sell specified.
  • The amount required for the trade is deducted from your margin balance.
  • FrontPage tracks the market price for the instrument. Once the trade meets target or hits stoploss or the timeframe expires or you exit, the P&L is calculated based on the LTP and added back to your margin balance.

Note: In case you run down your margin balance from INR 10L to zero, you will not be able to place anymore trades.

Q. How is my total portfolio value calculated?

A. Total portfolio value is the sum of:

  1. your unused margin (which includes P&L from your exited trades)
  2. margin used towards inactive (waiting to enter) trades
  3. market value of your active trades

So in the beginning your total portfolio value is only the initial margin (10L). As you place trades this value may go up or down depending on the performance of your trades.

Q. What kinds of instruments are currently tracked?

A. FrontPage currently tracks cash, futures & options traded on NSE/NFO listed equities & MCX listed commodities. If you have a suggestion for a certain type of asset that you want to be tracked, please do contact @frontpagesupport.

Q. What can I do with a trade once posted?

A. The following options are available via the update trade button in the trade cards:

  • Modify Entry Price: If you do use an entry price for your trade, and the trade hasnt ‘entered’ or isn’t active yet, you can modify the entry price to LTP or any other price.
  • Exit: You can exit a trade at any point after it is submitted. The P&L of the trade will be calculated using the LTP at the time of exit. You can use this option if you want to book your profits or losses earlier than target or stoploss.
  • Extend Target: If you believe that your trade can run more for higher targets, you can use this option. e.g. from 110 to 115. Note: you can’t reduce the target.
  • Trail Stoploss: You can use this option to trail your stoploss to secure profit. Note: you can’t reduce the stoploss.
  • Extend Timeframe: You can increase the timeframe of a trade at any point. Note: For now, P&L will only be calculated once a trade exit or breaches the target or stoploss.

Q. What happens to a trade that does not “enter” i.e. entry price is not crossed?

A. Entry price is optional. If you do not specify an entry price, the trade becomes active immediately on submission at LTP. If you do give an entry price, a trade does not become active unless the entry price is reached at some later point.

Q. Why should I submit trades instead of just posting it as plain text market view like earlier?

A. Trades are credible because they can be tracked. If you are a good trader, your reputation and visibility will get a significant boost because of your trade performance. Conversely, while plain text market view may still be published, the community will likely perceive them to be of dubious intent.

Q. How does trade performance impact my reputation?

A. Going forward, the performance of trades will play a crucial part in reputation scores. The system (algorithmically) will add or reduce your reputation based on the percentages of profit or loss. FrontPage will keep tweaking the weightage given to trade performance in reputation scores & it may also vary across forums and other factors.

Do not get perturbed if you incur a few losses on a bad day and see a drop in reputation. Everybody makes losses but it is consistent good performance over a long period of time that will be reflected in the reputation score.

Q. Why should I care about my reputation on FrontPage?

A. FrontPage relies on reputation scores to recommend market experts to new users for following or for discovering paid services. So, the higher your reputation, the more likely it is for you to get new followers. Also, reputation scores are visible against your profile, and it is likely for a new user to trust you more should you have a higher reputation.

What is a paid service on FrontPage?

 

A FrontPage paid service is sort of an exclusive WhatsApp or Telegram group with lots of features and tools that make it easy for a creator to run a paid  advisory /subscription.

These are the features that a starting a paid service on FrontPage offers.

– Notifications: When you post, your subscribers receive instant notifications via the FrontPage mobile app on Android, iOS and Chrome/Safari browser notifications on PC/desktop.

– Plan(s): Create paid subscription plans e.g. Monthly, 3 business days or free trial plan(s) in seconds.

– Reminders: Your subscriber receives daily reminders for renewal starting 3 days before subscription expiration.

– Automation: On subscription expiry, your subscriber stops seeing your content until s/he renews.

– Security: FrontPage app does not allow copying or screenshots of your content.

– Payment tracking: Track payments received in real time on your dashboard.

– Settlements: Receive NEFT settlements to your specified bank account from FrontPage every 1 week.

– No Limits: Create any number of paid services for different segments.

– Charges: All this at a negligible cost of 1% of all your payments + payment gateway charges 

How to start a paid service?

If you are a creator and want to start or migrate your existing paid service (from Telegram or WhatsApp or SMS etc.), please log into the FrontPage website (https://front.page) via a desktop/laptop and click the + button in the menu. The paid service creation wizard will guide further.

In case you wish to know more you can also call or WhatsApp us on [+91][63623.28604]. Happy creating!

PS: It doesnt take more than 5 minutes to start a new paid service !

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FrontPage Basics

FrontPage uses OTP verification for verifying your account. So make sure your mobile can receive the OTP text from your network provider. If still, you are having any trouble verifying your account please reach us at +916362328604.

Accounts are suspended for Forum Guidelines violations or spam investigation. Refer to FrontPage forum guidelines for better understanding.

After you click or tap the “Follow” button on someone’s profile, you’re following them. See a list of people you’re following by clicking on the following tab on your profile page.

Should you unfollow someone, you can click or tap the “Unfollow” button on someone’s profile, to unfollow them.

If you are doing it for the first time, Go to FrontPage > Search the user and go to his profile> Click the chat icon> Start messaging.

Note: You can chat only with your followers or users who had enabled their chat settings to ” Allow anyone to message me”. This setting can be found under the tab “Miscellaneous”.

To chat with someone you have already chatted> Go to FrontPage > Click the chat icon on the top right corner> Choose the user with whom you want to chat and start chatting.

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Run Paid Services on FrontPage

FrontPage uses OTP verification for verifying your account. So make sure your mobile can receive the OTP text from your network provider. If still, you are having any trouble verifying your account please reach us at +916362328604.

Accounts are suspended for Forum Guidelines violations or spam investigation. Refer to FrontPage forum guidelines for better understanding.

After you click or tap the “Follow” button on someone’s profile, you’re following them. See a list of people you’re following by clicking on the following tab on your profile page.

Should you unfollow someone, you can click or tap the “Unfollow” button on someone’s profile, to unfollow them.

If you are doing it for the first time, Go to FrontPage > Search the user and go to his profile> Click the chat icon> Start messaging.

Note: You can chat only with your followers or users who had enabled their chat settings to ” Allow anyone to message me”. This setting can be found under the tab “Miscellaneous”.

To chat with someone you have already chatted> Go to FrontPage > Click the chat icon on the top right corner> Choose the user with whom you want to chat and start chatting.

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Subscribe Paid Services (for users)

FrontPage uses OTP verification for verifying your account. So make sure your mobile can receive the OTP text from your network provider. If still, you are having any trouble verifying your account please reach us at +916362328604.

Accounts are suspended for Forum Guidelines violations or spam investigation. Refer to FrontPage forum guidelines for better understanding.

After you click or tap the “Follow” button on someone’s profile, you’re following them. See a list of people you’re following by clicking on the following tab on your profile page.

Should you unfollow someone, you can click or tap the “Unfollow” button on someone’s profile, to unfollow them.

If you are doing it for the first time, Go to FrontPage > Search the user and go to his profile> Click the chat icon> Start messaging.

Note: You can chat only with your followers or users who had enabled their chat settings to ” Allow anyone to message me”. This setting can be found under the tab “Miscellaneous”.

To chat with someone you have already chatted> Go to FrontPage > Click the chat icon on the top right corner> Choose the user with whom you want to chat and start chatting.

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Account Settings and Privacy

FrontPage uses OTP verification for verifying your account. So make sure your mobile can receive the OTP text from your network provider. If still, you are having any trouble verifying your account please reach us at +916362328604.

Accounts are suspended for Forum Guidelines violations or spam investigation. Refer to FrontPage forum guidelines for better understanding.

After you click or tap the “Follow” button on someone’s profile, you’re following them. See a list of people you’re following by clicking on the following tab on your profile page.

Should you unfollow someone, you can click or tap the “Unfollow” button on someone’s profile, to unfollow them.

If you are doing it for the first time, Go to FrontPage > Search the user and go to his profile> Click the chat icon> Start messaging.

Note: You can chat only with your followers or users who had enabled their chat settings to ” Allow anyone to message me”. This setting can be found under the tab “Miscellaneous”.

To chat with someone you have already chatted> Go to FrontPage > Click the chat icon on the top right corner> Choose the user with whom you want to chat and start chatting.

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Why does FrontPage ask for phone numbers?

We understand phone numbers are very personal and tied to our identities and giving them away on the internet makes us all a bit uncomfortable. But there are good reasons why we have chosen to use phone numbers instead of email addresses on FrontPage. Here is a short list:

  • Discouraging spammers and trolls: Many FrontPage services tend to have commentary enabled within posts or in a forum where members can engage and voice their opinions. But any such forum attracts the attention of professional spammers or certain members who’d rather troll than engage meaningfully. Using phone numbers helps to control/blacklist/ban such actors much better.
  • Discouraging habitual free (trial) loaders: FrontPage services are run by creators who make a living by providing value to their subscribers in exchange for subscription purchases. However, certain folk tend to misuse free email addresses by taking trials one after another from different accounts. This directly hurts the creator’s livelihood. Phone numbers are not foolproof but discourage this behaviour much better compared to email addresses.
  • Emails are too clunky: Consider the following: Emails are long and hard to type with @s and dots. This leads to mistakes which send confirmation emails to nowhere or someone else’s account who may mark it as spam. Emails need to be confirmed outside in some other client but not everyone (non-techies especially) has an email client set up on their device with that particular email.
  • In India, a significant number of people don’t have or use emails actively: A whole generation of people is coming online using messaging apps primarily for communication and email use is not nearly as popular as in the west.
  • We already sell to you, selling you out hurts our business: FrontPage creators are already selling you something that hopefully you’d want to pay for. Selling your phone number breaks your trust in us and simply speaking hurts our business.
  • We don’t spam with SMS: The only time you may get an SMS from FrontPage is security reasons: OTP validation etc. Every other kind of interaction is via app notifications only and can be toggled at will.

We hope this helps to understand why we ask for phone numbers, if not allaying all the fears. In case of questions or suggestions,  please do get in touch with us at – dev at crowdware dot in.

How to Start a Paid Service on FrontPage?

Please note:

Note: Channels are now called Services on FrontPage.

You can start a Paid Service only when you log in to https://front.page web app from a desktop/laptop pc. For assistance, you can ping us from the Feedback button in the app or WhatsApp/call on +91.79754.09724.

Watch this video to see how easy FrontPage makes it to manage paid services

A FrontPage paid service is sort of an exclusive WhatsApp or Telegram group with lots of features and tools that make it easy for a creator to run a paid advisory/subscription.

You can save this time and effort by choosing to host your paid subscriptions on FrontPage. By using FrontPage you get following features.

A paid service on Frontpage

– Notifications: When you post, your subscribers receive instant notifications via the FrontPage mobile app on Android, iOS and Chrome/Safari browser notifications on PC/desktop.

– Plan(s): Create paid subscription plans e.g. Monthly, 3 business days or free trial plan(s) in seconds.

– Reminders: Your subscriber receives daily reminders for renewal starting 3 days before subscription expiration.

– Automation: On subscription expiry, your subscriber stops seeing your content until s/he renews.

– Security: FrontPage app does not allow copying or screenshots of your content.

– Payment tracking: Track payments received in real-time on your dashboard.

– Settlements: Receive NEFT settlements to your specified bank account from FrontPage every 1 week.

– No Limits: Create any number of paid services for different segments.

– Charges: All this at a negligible cost of 1% of all your payments + payment gateway charges 

How to start a paid service?

If you are a creator and want to start or migrate your existing paid service (from Telegram or WhatsApp or SMS etc.), please log into the FrontPage website (https://front.page) via a desktop/laptop and click the + button in the menu. The paid service creation wizard will guide further.

In case you wish to know more you can also call or WhatsApp us on [+91][63623.28604]. Happy creating!

PS: It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to start a new paid service!