Autotrade with "Tradestation 8"

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by mapfler, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. mapfler


    Somebody in the forum makes autotrade with "Tradestation 8"? I would like to know your opinion about this.

    Thank you.
  2. Works well for simple trading. I can't speak to ultra-high frequency trading, but we use it for trading hourly and longer bars and it is quite reliable.
  3. Map,

    It's below average, I recommend you look elsewhere. Backtesting is horrible, the optimizer is a pig and it's an absolute nightmare for scalping.

    Seriously, go look elsewhere.

  4. mapfler



    thank you for reply.

    The orders are fast?
  5. mapfler


    Why backtesting is horrible?

    Thank you.
  6. mapfler


    No more opinions?

    Thank you.
  7. mapfler


    I would like know your experience, is possible.

    Thank you.
  8. I use it for 4 min ES bar, 2 min NQ bar. I'd say it's 98% reliable for 4 min ES, and 88% reliable for 2 min for NQ. Don't ask me how I come up wth 98% and 88%, they're just my feeling.
  9. mapfler


    The orders are executed fast?

    Thank you.
  10. Pretty fast IMO, I'm not a scalper though, my NQ system trades about 10-20 rounds per day based on 2min bar.

    When I say it's only 88% reliable for 2 min NQ... I mean sometimes it failed to report filling to the strategy. TradeManager reports it's filled, but Strategy doesn't, manual intervention is required in this case. Happened only a few times, not often.
    #10     Sep 3, 2007