Tradestation Help

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Burning_Heart, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Hi

    I am currently trying to build a Tradingsystem with Metastock.
    This is a real pain and i am thinking of giving up because of the following problem.
    enter long: cross two moving averages

    close long:cross lower Bollinger band

    enter short:cross two moving averages

    close short:cross upper bollinger band

    Now Ms is trading all the moving average cross overs and doesnt care,if im stopped out or not.As i found out,this is impossible to program.
    So my question is.
    Is Tradestation or any other Software able to do it?
    Example:Go long or short if two moving averages cross,but only if i am flat(stopped out)

    Also.Can i use Tradestation for backtesting only-with old data,or do i need to pay monthly for quotes i dont need?

    Thank you,from Germany:)
  2. m_c_a98


    Yes, you can do that with tradestation. I'm sure you probably can also code that into Metastock too? Find a Metastock user group and ask if they know the answer.
  3. dereksas


  4. azzie


    I have a similar dilemma:

    I am looking for end-of-day software and can't decide whether to go for Metastock EOD ($59.95 monthly fee with Reuters Datalink data feed) or Tradestation EOD subscription ($49.95).

    The wouldn't probably be difficult, but Tradestation's webpage has no information whatsoever about the EOD version's capabilities and features. Very weird actually.........

    For example does it require a separate data source as Metastock does?

    Any information about the Tradestation EOD version would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Janette Perez

    Janette Perez TradeStation Technologies

    Designed as a research tool for longer term analysis of daily, weekly and monthly trading strategies, TradeStation 6 End-of-day Research Edition includes powerful industry-standard strategy testing and monitoring features, as well as delayed equities and futures data. Charts and Quotes display delayed data during market hours.

    Here are some of the features included in the $49.95 per month:

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    22 Built-in ShowMe™ Studies

    17 Built-in PaintBar™ Studies

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    To customize your window, you can add over 15 columns, view the highest and lowest price gains in percentage or dollar terms, and view volume increases by either trades or dollars.