TS2000i thoughts

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by rokafella, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. I finally installed it. Kind of a pain in the ass to import data into and manage the global server. I'm getting used to it but still a pain. Is there an easy way to add symbols to the dictionary? Def. a reason to
    subscribe to TS8.

    And where is the portfolio testing feature?
    I must have not installed it. ;) Is Rina the only option?

    So do I have to run every single strategy individually or did I just miss the ranking module (ala Wealth Lab)?

    I like that there are a gazillion systems, indicators, function ...etc. available. But by the same token are any of them any good?

    Def. an interesting piece of software.
     
  2. I would not be without it.

    Try trading with TS8 on a 14K modem. :eek:

    vital analitics
    :cool:
     
  3. mmillar

    mmillar

    Assuming you have more than a 14k modem then I'd say there isn't much point having TS2ki anymore. The reason for keeping TS2ki was a) it is free and you had to pay for TS8, and b) you could import your own data whereas with TS8 you were reliant on the (limited) data feeds from the TS network.

    Now with TS8 SP1 you can load your own data (and TS have said they are getting Eurex feeds within a few weeks anyway). And with the new fee structure you can get TS8 for free if you do only 10 round-trips per month.
     
  4. maxpi

    maxpi

    TS2k does not have a portfolio level tester, RINA is one option. The Global Server makes me crazy just thinking about it.
     
  5. RE: "Is there an easy way to add symbols to the dictionary".

    I would also like to know if there is an alternative to typing in 250 equity symbols by hand.............................
     
  6. Murray Ruggiero

    Murray Ruggiero ET Sponsor

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  7. Murray Ruggiero

    Murray Ruggiero ET Sponsor

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  8. Purchasing your product includes all source code in VB or not?
     
  9. 1. If you are using EOD data you can store the data in a 3rd party directory in MetaStock or ascii format. Then you don’t have to use the GlobalServer, just select ‘3rd party directory’ on the insert chart dialog box and scroll to select any symbol in that directory. Set your EOD data provider software to automatically store your updates in that directory. However if you are using TS2000i for realtime trading you have to use the GlobalServer. I use eSignal as my data provider and they interface directly with the GlobalServer, but I only use a few symbols intraday. I added the symbols manually. There may be a well to automate or import symbols; I don’t know how to do it. You’re going to have to read the user manual or go to TS2000i or your data provider’s support site to find how to do it. It may be quicker just to enter the symbols.

    2. TS2000i does not have a portfolio feature but they say that TS-8 will sometime in the near future (months I think – check their web site). I’ve built my own platform for portfolio testing, data mining, and strategy development. For me TS2000i is bought and paid for, but is still great for testing new ideas and day trading ETFs when I want to.

    3. You have to run each strategy independently.

    4. Are any of them any good? In general, anything in the public domain has stopped being profitable; free money doesn’t lie around for long. You have to go through the trial and error process of developing something that works.
     
  10. Murray Ruggiero

    Murray Ruggiero ET Sponsor

    No , We don't sell source code. We are a commercial product. You can write addins to TradersStudio using VB 6.0 or in C++ in addition to our language. Our product is not only in VB, we have C++ code for the bulk of it. It is a big program which has required over 15-20 man years to reach this point. Yes that how much work it is to develop a trading platform. We have had a team of programmers since 2001 working on this project.
     
    #10     Nov 9, 2005