Registered: Jun 2008
09-05-12 12:02 AM
Quote from skunks:
Hello guys who trade with TradeStation (or use it by any means)!
I have a couple of questions the answers on which makes me decide to use TradeStation or not
1. I know it provides EPS and other fundamental data. But does it provide historical EPS for backtesting?
2. I know it provides 20+ years of intraday.
a) Is it easy to get it downloaded all at once? Is there any 3rd party EL code that will bulk export data for all the stocks? Or I will have to apply "exporter" strategy manually for each symbols I'd like to export? (I hope it is possible to automate this process as I can get data on any symbol in the strategy applied to some old stock.)
b) Is there any information on all the splits or only the last one? The more information on how split adjustment in TradeStation works - the better.
c) 20+ years of intraday only for MINUTE bars or I can have such a long history for, let's say, 100-tick bars? Or Volume bars?
3. Are there delisted stocks in their database for backtesting?
4. If I open an account for stocks trading will I have a feed for futures? If no, may be vice versa will work if I open an account for futures will I have quotes data for stocks?
5. Are there any problems with closing the account and getting the money back?
There are keystroke macros and special indicators on their forums that can be used to automate extraction of data from a list of symbols. I downloaded a large number of futures history files this way! It is an effort though but yes it can be automated.
You can get futures data in a stock account and vice versa but you have to pay the relevant subscriptions if you want intra-day data.
It is a very very reputable company, owned by a major Japanese company now, so of course you get your money back.