Options backtesting?

Discussion in 'Options' started by xbrxx, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. xbrxx


    Is there such a software that you can backtest option strategies? Like WealthLab or Amibroker for stock and futures.

  2. nitro


    The problem is that AFAIK, few if any have historical _intraday_ options data (EOD options data is nearly worthless.)

  3. I would also be interested in a data source for intra day options data. Genesis has the open high low close end of day data on equities and futures which is helpful, but not great.

    Good Luck

    Please let me know if you find a data source.

  4. Maverick74


    YES! Optionvue's backtrader. You can test any strategy you want on any option going back 6 years. You can then roll the position forward in various time increments, 30 min, hourly, daily, weekly. And the software updates all your greeks as well. By far the most impressive thing on the market. The data itself is worth millions. Take a look at it.
  5. fliesch


    But you cannot test it mechanically! That's bad!
    I found just one source for good intraday optionsdata (i lost the name) - I just know it was fucking expensive!
  6. Maverick74


    Define mechanically. You can put on any position and trade it as if the trade was in real time and make all your adjustments. All the data is 100% accurate. You can hedge your deltas, change your spreads, modify all your greeks all while the market is moving.
  7. fliesch


    Yes. I know. It's really good. BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO TEST A MECHANICAL TRADINGSYSTEM MECHANICALLY at Optionetics. You would have to do it by yourself (each trade!).
    If you would like to test some thousand trades this is not feasable.
  8. Maverick74


    Oh, OK, very true. Well good luck in that pursuit. LOL. That will cost you about a million dollars. No, Optionvue definately can't do that, although if you paid them enough money they could probably do something for you. LOL. good luck.
  9. fliesch


    I have a program that scans automatically historical data for several things (volatility...) has entry and exit signals programmed (Including Money and Riskmanagement). That program should run on those data without me always having to press a button some thousand times!! I hope you got it know.
  10. Maverick74


    I understand what you are saying and good luck finding such a program.
    #10     Nov 2, 2003