Backtesting software

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by Achiever, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Would any of you happen to know of a backtesting tool that can perform the following:

    1. Historical daily analysis of the entire stock universe for certain screening criterias.

    2. Forward testing the stocks that have met the screening criterias.

    3. Perform this on a continual daily basis for the past x number of years (at least 10 years).

    4. Takes money management into consideration.

    5. Reports results on: daily equity and position information, monthly trade results, detailed performance results, and a trade log for each trade in the simulation.

    6. Graphs.

    Please let me know if there is such a tool in existence.

    Thank you.
     
  2. FinStat

    FinStat

    and can wipe your ass for you!!! lol

    don't know of such software. try tc2000 for screen and tradestation for testing.....sould be able to make something happen
     
  3. tradestation will do pretty much all of that i believe. intraday data only spans 5 or less years (not what they promise on the website). you'll have to code the money management yourself, but it has the capability. It's a good tool. beware though, they are currently having significant issues with a lag in their real-time feed, particularly for futures.
     
  4. docarzt

    docarzt Guest

    We are currently developing a new software which can do most of the things you want.

    No problem for our software. I am currently running tests with up to 3000 symbols on mutliple markets.

    I don't understand exactly what you mean.
    But you can test almost everything you can imagine.

    We will not provide data. But if you have that much data it is no problem to test it.

    At the moment we support all models from Van Tharps Special Report On Money Management and many more.

    everything supported.

    What kind of graphs do you want? Currently we have candlestick and barcharts to display the trades and detailed equity graphs including open risk, drawdown, open profits and many more.


    The software is currently not for sale, because it is still far away from the software I have in mind. But it is planed to release the first version in winter 03.
    I would appreciate to hear more of your ideas from you and others, so that we can provide a software that really fits the needs of serious trades.
     
  5. Wealth-Lab has it all... see the reviews if you need more info:
    http://www.elitetrader.com/so/?action=view&SR_ProductID=58

    Even for those of us who are not strictly systems traders, you can learn enough with Wealth-Lab to have a discernible impact on your efficiency in testing out ideas...