laymans backtesting software

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by camil7, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. camil7


    Are there any backtesting softwares that enable you to build strategies without needing to know all the C# and other languages?

    I have all these trading ideas but I am realy bad at the programming side of things! Any suggestions?:(
  2. aonelite


    If u r bad at programming, hire someone to do it.
  3. farjeon


    For end of day back testing I use Mechanica and have found that to be a very useful and easy to use tool.

    For intraday back testing I think you may have to go to Tradestation though I have no experience of it. For the limited intraday backtesting I have done I have simply downloaded data into excel from my IB feed.
  4. has a drag-and-drop strategy design interface.

    I think there is another thread on elite-trader about GUI trading design tools... might want to do a search on wealth-lab and I think you'll find it cause I provided the same answer... but some other tools were mentioned as well.

    From my perspective there's not much difference in writing an IF/THEN statement in code versus dragging IF/THEN icons in wealth-lab, but to each his own.
  5. take a look at
    no programming
  6. lindq


    Investor RT at
  7. jellob


    I am using an Exel spreadsheet. It is not an automatic system, but for analysis purpose, it will do.