Frequently asked questions

All stock market investors have the same problem in that they are guaranteed to lose money when the stock market declines. Our 3D Defender program’s objective to consistently profit and outperform the S&P 500 when the S&P 500 is down on the month.

Yes. 3D Defender has a live 9-year track record, which began in February 2011.

No. The only instrument we trade is the E-Mini S&P 500 futures contract.

S&P 500 Index funds, ETFs and futures contracts are popular financial instruments used to participate in the price activity of the S&P 500. E-mini S&P 500 Futures are futures contracts that trade on the largest futures exchange in the world: Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Benefits include low margin rates, liquidity, flexibility and greater affordability. E-mini S&P 500 Futures are ideal financial instruments to manage equity market risk.

No. 3D Defender is made available to QEP investors via separately managed accounts only, which provides each investor daily liquidity, transparency and control. 3D Capital has no access to client funds and the client chooses their own broker.

3D Defender’s minimum investment is $200,000 and in increments of $200,000 (ex. $200k, $400k, $600k, etc.). We accept notional funding.

The client completes the 3D Defender Advisory Agreement, which includes the initial trading level for their account and identifies the account number and client’s broker. Client returns the Advisory Agreement to 3D Capital for verification and suitability. Once client is approved and the client account is funded, the client informs 3D Capital when to begin trading their account. The client has daily liquidity and can adjust the trading level of their account via written (email) instruction that is acknowledged by 3D Capital.

The client and the client’s broker handle the money in the account. 3D Capital does not have access to client money. 3D Capital has a power of attorney to trade the client’s account. The client has real time access to their account and sees all activity in their account daily.


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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. 3D Defender involves risk of loss and may not achieve its objectives.