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advise platform to backtest system

  1. hello!
    please advise platform to backtest system.
    i'd like to test my system on futures. So i need platform with possibility to take data for many years.
    i knew Metastock, Tradestation, Omega.
     
  2. Backtesting is in most cases useless. Omega? Oh boy! This is something like 10 year old story. I think this is the company that developed that cranky TS2000i and later changed its name to Tradestation technologies. Metastock? Reliability issues there. Check out this thread

    http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=2731394#post2731394

    Better check out NinjaTrader or Amibroker.
     
  3. ++1 for amibroker
     
  4. what about programmers?
    are there any programmers on Amibroker platform to write script for testing system?

    can i get INTRADAY historical data for Amibroker?
    is it free? i am interested only in futures.