Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

1Q: Who is Global Capital Group LLC (GCG)?
2Q: Who is ADM Investor Services Inc?
3Q: Where are my account funds held?
4Q: How often do I receive statements?
5Q: How can I keep track of the value of my account?
6Q: What information is provided to me for preparation of taxes?
7Q: What type of accounts do you accept?
8Q: Can I also trade stocks and bonds through Global Capital Group?
9Q: Do your trading platforms have monthly maintenance fees?

10Q: Can I use IRA or retirement assets to fund my account?

11Q: Can I have some more information on Managed Futures and how they can diversify my portfolio?

12Q: Can I have more than one CTA manage my investment funds?

13Q: How do I open a futures IRA account?
14Q: Are gains and appreciation tax deferred in my futures IRA?
15Q: How do I figure out how many futures contracts I could buy?

16Q: Does my money earn interest?
17Q: How do I move money in and out of my account?

1Q: Who is Global Capital Group LLC?

A: Global Capital Group (GCG) is a guaranteed introducing broker of ADM Investor Services Inc.  GCG is also a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) and is registered with the US government's Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

2Q: Who is ADM Investor Servives Inc?

A: ADM Investor Services Inc (ADMIS) is an FCM ranked among the largest Futures Commission Merchants in the US according to data reported to the CFTC. ADMIS is registered with the CFTC and is a member of the NFA. ADMIS has offices in the United States and in numerous locations abroad. Their parent company, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has been a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) since 1927. 

3Q: Where are my account funds held?

A: The funds in your self-managed or professionally managed futures accounts are held in a customer segregated account with ADM Investor Services Inc., a Futures Commission Merchant regulated by the CFTC and the NFA.

4Q: How often do I receive statements?

A: You will receive a confirmation statement each time a trade is transacted in your account ( with a detailed summary of all holdings, commissions and fees ), plus you will receive a regular monthly statement with activity and asset summaries. Both of these statements can be downloaded and viewed online at any time by logging into your account at ADMIS.

5Q: How can I keep track of the value of my account?

A: You can track the value of your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through ADMIS' advanced "Member1 website" which has many features such as live balances, activity, cash history, statements, quotes, news, research and much more.

6Q: What information is provided to me for preparation of taxes?

A: During the last week in January, ADMIS will post online in your account a 1099 tax statement that itemizes your gains and losses for the preceding year.

7Q: What type of accounts do you accept?

A: Global Capital Group will accept the following account types: Individual, Joint, Corporate, Partnership, Trust, Foundation, Hedge, Custodial, IRA, ROTH, SEP, Profit Sharing Plans and Keogh plans.

8Q: Can I also trade stocks and bonds through Global Capital Group?

A: Yes. The principal of GCG, David Johnson, is an Investment Advisor Representative, licensed to offer securities through Vision Investment Advisors and through a partnership with Charles Schwab Investments.

9Q: Do your trading platforms have monthly maintenance fees?

A: Some of the platforms have no monthly maintenance fees, while others provide additional trading and execution services for a small monthly fee. If your accounts are all managed by regulated advisors, then there are no platform fees.

10Q: Can I use IRA or retirement assets to fund my account?

A: Yes. As long as an account is properly set up with Millennium Trust or IRA Services Inc. and the money is transferred and deposited with the custodian, they will send ADMIS the money to be invested. ADMIS will send the custodian required statements for proper reporting.

11Q: Can I have some more information on Managed Futures and how they can diversify my portfolio?

A: Managed Futures refers to having your account managed by a professional trading advisor, who accepts the responsibility for determining what trades to make and at what time, including discretionary authority to direct trading for the account. In this sense, the advisor is the account "manager". Please visit the " Managed Futures " section of our website for more information. Also, you may call us at any time to obtain a custom designed portfolio using different strategies to increase diversification.

12Q: Can I have more than one CTA manage my investment funds?

A: Yes. You can have as many as you can afford. Each CTA will require a separate account. For example, if you have 3 CTAs managing a portion of your portfolio, then you will have 3 separate account numbers. Only one application needs to be signed for all, but for each CTA you hire, their respective Disclosure Documents must be signed and completed. GCG will assist you with this proess.

13Q: How do I open a futures IRA account?

A: First, call us and we will assist you. You will fill out the IRA application for the chosen IRA Custodian. Once you fund your IRA at the custodian, you will direct how much for them to send to your futures account to be managed by your selected CTAs.

14Q: Are gains and appreciation tax deferred in my futures IRA?

A: Yes. All IRA and retirement accounts are treated the same regardless of the assets held inside your IRA account. The money in your Traditional IRA or SEP grows tax deferred, until you make withdrawals, which are then taxed as ordinary income. Since ROTH IRA accounts are funded with after tax dollars, the money also grows tax deferred, but any withdrawals come out tax-free. You should consult with your tax advisor for specific advice.

15Q: How do I figure out how many futures contracts I could buy?

A: Many factors go into making these decisions and your Global Capital Group Broker is available to assist you on a case by case basis. If your account is managed by a CTA firm, you do not need to make any investment decisions once the account is established and funded, similar to a mutual fund investment. Even in a managed account, you will have 100% visibility online into every position taken by the manager in your account.

16Q: Does the money in my futures account earn interest?

A: No. Commodity accounts do not earn interest. If you are interested in income producing investments, please contact us for more information on our fixed income products available through Vision Investment Advisors.

17Q: How do I make deposits and withdrawals from my account?

A: ADMIS will accept personal, corporate, or bank checks and wire transfers. ADMIS will not accept third party checks, cash or money orders. However, money orders may be accepted to meet margin calls or for existing accounts. For withdrawals, ADMIS can send a check or a wire transfer. Check requests for all accounts must be emailed (with your account number as subject line) directly to:

support@gcginvest.com. All checks will be mailed to the original mailing address on your account.

If you should think of any other questions that are not asked here, please email us at  support@gcginvest.com and we will gladly add it to the FAQ's section of our site.



Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.