Frequently Asked Questions

  • Basics

  • What is VestFront??
    VestFront is a web-based portfolio insurance company providing a platform to allow customers to hedge and protect their stock/ETF and IRA portfolios through our online automated options advisory trading software.

  • How does VestFront work?
    We purchase options to protect your portfolios based on your risk tolerance. Simply search for the ticker you that you are looking to protect, and use our web-based tools to determine how much protection or income you want to produce from your portfolio and our automated tools will make the trades happen for you, and continue to do so, in order to protect your portfolio.

  • How do I sign up?
    Simply search for a ticker using our search bar, then select the amount of protection you want, then you will be asked to signup. Answer a few questions about yourself and we will send over the needed form to allow us access to your brokerage account so that we can make the options trades directly with your existing broker need to move to another brokerage.
  • Do you manage my portfolio?
    We are not a portfolio management company. We simply protect your portfolio from major losses using options trades.
  • Do I have to transfer my portfolio away from my current broker?
    No. Unlike most roboadvisors and other advisories, we allow you to keep your existing broker. We just need a trading power form signed so that we can access your existing brokerage account and we will execute the needed options trades.
  • What if I think the cost for downside protection is too expensive?
    Using our strategies you can do three things: 1.) Protect your investments 2.) Make income from your investments by selling upside potential 3.) Combine the income and protection to create a protection strategy that offers insurance for your portfolio with no out of pocket cost to you. For example, you want to protect your downside losses at 5%, but are willing to cap your gains at 10%...thus we sell your 10% gain, and pay for your 5% downside loss protection.
  • How do your income and combo strategies work?
    The Income Stragegy sells an option that limits your upside potential. That upside cap options provides income into your account. The Combo Strategy works by selling your upside cap option for income, then using that income to purchase your downside portfolio protection option.
  • How much will it cost to protect my portfolio?
    By using our web-based tool you can slide to different protections, and see exactly how much they will cost. We are completely transparent, and there are no hidden fees.
  • How much do you charge?
    We charge $1.00 per option that is executed. That averages to round $15.00 / month for the average portfolio. Compared to brokers that charge $8.00-$15.00 per trade, its very cheap.
  • Isn't options trading risky?
    Not knowing what you are doing is risky. We have engineered algorithms with formulas that allow us to make the options purchases correctly and automatically, to make sure you portfolio is protected in the correct way. Why leave the health of your portfolio up to chance?

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