tradestation intraday backtest period?

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by tonyzhou, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. I am looking for an intraday backtest tools. Look at trading-ideas and know they only support 15 day backtest. how about tradestation? how many days can i do backtest? thanks
  2. tradestation's backtest is based on symbols or whole market? if i want to short all the stocks rising over 30%, can I backtest it with tradestation? i saw their website and think it is symbol based. any ideas? thanks
  3. You could use the TS Scanner and some custom indicators to perform a "back test" against the entire market. This can also be done in Radar with up to 1000 symbols. Neither is supported directly but can be done.

    You would need to track your entries and exits, calculate profit/loss, etc. Traditional strategy back testing in TradeStation is by symbol only, but much can be done with some programming.