Monthly Archives: June 2008

Cleanup code and then on to Sierra Charts

At this point what I’ve developed is a prototype for a strategy curve fitting detector and thus far the technical indicators I’ve tried all just fit the curve of the price history. Basically I’m finding that while a backtest for … Continue reading

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255 times faster then NinjaTrader strategy optimization

After investigating a number of alternatives (one, two, three) to NinjaTrader, I ended up implementing my strategy as a COM plug-in to DTLink’s Personal Stock Screener, and found that I can run through the equivalent strategy optimization, as in NinjaTrader, … Continue reading

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CoolTrade, QuoteTracker, Personal Stock Streamer, and Sierra Chart

Since opentick isn’t currently accepting new users I’ve been looking into other free and easy ways of getting historical and real-time data to feed a strategy written in C++ against TA-Lib. CoolTrade CoolTrade is another trading platform. This one carries … Continue reading

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opentick not accpeting new members at present

I just tried to sign-up for opentick and was greeted with “opentick is upgrading its network infrastructure and temporarily cannot accept new users.” Checking their forum I found that they haven’t been accepting new users for 2 months now and … Continue reading

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iTrade, XTrader, and TA-Lib

iTrade is an open source (GPL) trading platform written in Python. At present it provides a few indicators on the charts, but these are not configurable (i.e. you can’t specify the period). The only data feed provided (for US markets) … Continue reading

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NinjaTrader hangs and crashes

After installing NinjaTrader on my secondary machine, which isn’t as beefy as my primary machine, the first optimization run hung, and the second two attempts both silently crashed (i.e. NinjaTrader just disappeared). I had the task manager up for all … Continue reading

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NinjaTrader excessive memory usage

Yesterday I started running into problems with NinjaTrader not completing optimization runs. After several tries, including after closing down re-opening the app, I started monitoring the app more closely and the first thing I noticed was that it was consuming … Continue reading

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NinjaTrader Strategy Backtesting and Optimization

NinjaTrader’s support for strategies is definitely superior to that of StrategyDesk. NinjaTrader allows strategies to control the number of shares bought and sold, so it can be setup to roll profits into the next trade for backtesting (you could do … Continue reading

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