HFT Shield: Shielding the Lies it Spreads

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Quick Summary of HFT Shield

Rating: 1 out of 5. HFT Shield is about as effective as a wet paper towel

Pros: None. Simple as that.

Cons: It lies to you throughout and offers you improbable earnings from a high risk system

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Full Review

Binary Options systems are virtually all the same, especially when you rub off the bells and whistles and get down to the nitty gritty.

When I came across HFT Shield, it’s affiliate page suggested that it was “unique” and offers a “refreshing look on binary trading”.

Such phrasing always piques my interest, because rarely do they actually live up to the hype they pour out.

The HFT Shield Pitch

Like numerous other Binary Options systems, HFT Shields sales pitch is limited to just a sales video.

The video starts with a segment lifted from 60 Minutes detailing how stock brokers are spending billions on computer software to help speed up transactions.

The basis of the video seems to be that because the traders are using increasingly superior technology to win trades it somehow affects you – though it doesn’t explain how.

What it does explain is that HFT Shield id here to help you fix this alleged loophole and to protect from the nefarious traders. Apparently it will shield you from losses and give you a marvelous win rate of 84%.

HFT Shield protect

Sure you are.

Of course, the next step of this video is to hook you in with fantastic sounding earnings. I mean who wouldn’t sit up and take notice when someone say that they can help you earn $3,000+ a day?

HFT Shield offers “proof” in the way of screenshots of earnings. I say “proof” because it really isn’t proof. Anyone can fake a screenshot or only show a specific section of a website in a screenshot. There is nothing to prove that the earnings on display are actually related to earnings from trades done via this system.

A conservative estimate would put your earnings with this system at a cool $700,000 per year.

Are you feeling worried yet?

No?

You should be!

Be realistic, a video on the internet is not going to offer a life changing way to make money. Most likely it’s a scam, they usually are.

On top of that, HFT Shield is an affiliate for a Binary Options broker: most of these affiliates offer get rich quick schemes with very little meat to them.

Back with the video, it pours on the money and starts showing you images of mansions with their mortgages paid off, flash cars and other things found only with a lavish lifestyle.

This sort of tactic is aimed at getting you off the topic of how making that much money is unlikely and on to the topic of how you would spend that cash if you had it: sneaky isn’t it?

The video then starts to get a little wild. The narrator introduces himself as a 38 year old Howard Young who was the Chief Executive for the NY Stock Exchange up until 3 years ago.

Well, that’s a big fat lie!

HFT Shield NYSE chief executive

It took me all of 20 seconds to find out that the real Chief Executive retired in 2014, after being in that position since 2007 and his name is not Howard Young!

It even rubs salt into that open wound by saying that “[his] story is real”!

HFT Shield real story

Clearly it isn’t.

If you are reading this review with the HFT Shield website open in another browser tab, close the HFT tab! Walk away from it.

If you’re still not convinced, let’s carry on.

The video then starts pushing how the traders are benefiting from faster speeds and supercomputers.

While this might be true for some trading, I can’t see why it has anything to do with Binary Options trading.

For example, with Binary Options you select a trade and set the time frame and whether it will go up or down. Once the time frame is up you win or lose. Speed has nothing to do with it whatsoever.

But it gets worse, the narrator isn’t just trying to convince you that the 1% has better hardware, oh no, he decides to throw in a conspiracy theory as well!

Apparently the traders don’t have anything better to do than to design software and hardware that intercepts your $50 trade in order to copy it and slows down your connection, even though it has ZERO impact on the final outcome.

According the people behind HFT Shield that is exactly what they are doing.

We are not even half way through this video and already it’s been a roller coaster: we have gone from trying to get you to visualize your dreams to making you paranoid!

HFT Shield delays

Paranoid delusions! (Disclaimer: I am not a psychologist.)

Of course, this has happened to the narrator too. Your fake trader turns avid investigator and starts to uncover the truth behind this issue.

After learning how to reroute the trades away from the evil doers, he quits the corporate life and joins a merry band of pirates! Well he supposedly teams up with the techs that helped him discover the issue.

If you’re still with me, surely you know by now that the HFT Shield video is little more than a fairy tale.

The rest of the video continues in this vein, and throws in some fake Fiverr testimonials for the hell of it.

Signing up to HFT Shield

The web page you land on after signing up to the HFT Shield is oddly enough just like every other Binary Option scam out there.

There is the broker sign up form, a video pushing you to sign up, fake testimonials and random trades from who knows where.

The Bottom Line

This system is obviously a scam: it lies too often to be legitimate!

The amount of money it alleges it can make you is feasible, but the likelihood of making it with ANY Binary Options system is remote: the trading method is simply too volatile and too based on luck.

My opinion of HFT Shield, if you have not already guessed it, is not very high. In fact, I think you should avoid HFT Shield like the plague!

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7 Comments

  1. HFT Shield is a SCAM. They had me sign up with binarybook. The auto trades started some long term some short. After investing 400.00 of my money they only won less than 25% of the options. I deposited money with cherrytrade on my own with 250.00. I tried trading and won 60% of the options. I have never traded options before but did better than HFT Shield. SCAM! SCAM! SCAM! I tried to email Howard Young twice and have yet to receive a reply. BEWARE!

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  2. HFT shield signed me up with Imperial Options.
    I have a feeling the brokers use these free bots and what have you, to just give eachother some clients.

    It happened to me before with another bot; is signed up for.
    Then you get loads of international calls.

    Anyways, already three people from IO called me and wanted a deposit of 1000 dollars.
    I asked for their license,and from which authority.
    The answer was they´re licenced through the British authority. Haha

    Yeah well,I´m a newby, so I guess it belongs to the learning curve.

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  3. maria hoogveld says:

    HFT shield is SCAM. I had to sign up with traders king.I put the software ON for trades with € 25,00 per trade. The next day I found out that the broker Traders King was fraud and scam. So I put the software OFF and it shows there were no trades and there was still € 250,00 in my account. The next day in the evening I got a call from traders king: there was only € 12,50 left, they asked to deposit again. I told them no and I was pissed off. I told them that I put the software OFF with € 250,00 in my account. I looked again in the software and suddenly there were trades made for € 50,00 per trade!!! Now my money is gone and traders king and HFT shield are not responding to refund my money.

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  4. i tried this it made 7 trades with expiry january 29 2016 INSANE

    also their contact button doesnt work

    SCAM SCAM SCAM

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  5. THIS IS THE EMAIL I SENT TO BINARYBOOK SUPPORT BASED IN COVENTRY … DO NOT SIGN UP AND IF YOU HAVE ASK TO HAVE THE BONUS REVERED SO THAT YOU ARE NOT TIED IN AND WILL GET YOUR MONEY BAK. IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE BONUS THEY WILL NOT LET YOU WITHDRAW THE MONEY YOU INVESTED UNTIL YOU TRADE 30X BY WHICH TIME YOU WILL AT ZERO BALANCE NO WIN WIN BUT LOSE LOSE.

    HFT SUPPORT HAVE NEVER RESPONDED TO MY EMAILS I HAVE SENT 7 SO FAR

    Dear Support team

    Please look into this matter ,I enrolled with HFT SHEILD for auto trading however the trading account manager at BinaryBook indicated that the auto trading facility was put on pending and that auto trade via HFT Sheild was not appropriate as I will loose money.
    To be in the money i would need to invest £5000. I asked the trader to leave everything as it is and continue with auto trading, he claims to have activated this. When I questioned the online chat team they indicated the trader has no control of my auto trade account and is only able to trade as per my instructions.

    1. The first two trades occurred prior to any compliance checks.

    2. Three further trades occurred suddenly after I had spoken to the Trader who advised this will happen in the afternoon. I believe and HFT Shield support indicated that these trades occurred manually and not through their automated system. If the trade occurred through the automated system then this would appear on their Current Trades section of there screen providing specifics of trade position. see figure below screen shot of the section.

    I feel convinced that these trades were placed manually with the view of generating intentional loss in order to prove the point of the auto trade inefficiency and that trading with the VIP account would generate more ‘ in the money trades’.

    The trader was pushing very hard for me to invest £5000, which i would have done if i had felt that the trader was providing honest and accurate information to IN ORDER to make an informed choice and decision. Please see attached a copy of the on line chat transcript. Why did the trader say that he is able to activate my HFT Sheild and all trades taken place have obviously not occured through the automated system as the account was pending and awaiting compliance approval.

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  6. Mike Hodgens PhD says:

    Dean’s criticism here is full of holes. Duncan Niederauer retired in 2014. Young may have been CEO since then. I can’t see any proof that Dean has actually tried this system or has any friends who tried it. So his crtiicism has no proof in it.

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    1. HFT Shield follows a very well-known Binary Options scam formula as we’ve covered here: https://ivetriedthat.com/2014/04/14/clicksure-and-binary-options-trading-a-scam-network-of-scams/ and is warned against by the FTC here: http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/fraudadv_binaryoptions

      We do not have to give away $250 of our own money to scammers to find out that you aren’t going to make a million dollars by following some “magic” formula.

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