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glider
59 posts
msg #47264
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10/2/2006 11:27:33 AM

barl0w

Thanks for the advice. I am planning to do the 30 day trial. It's true 'easy' is a relative term, but I'm sure people have opinions when comparing to stockfetcher language. For me, stockfetcher seems relatively easy as a programing language.

glider


as214
184 posts
msg #47266
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10/2/2006 11:45:52 AM

Backtesting on vector Vest is fun, I've done over 180 hours of it. Learned alot. They offer free 5 week trials. Id recommend it.


nikoschopen
2,824 posts
msg #47270
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10/2/2006 1:06:28 PM

glider sez "For me, stockfetcher seems relatively easy as a programing language."
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nikoschopen
2,824 posts
msg #47274
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10/2/2006 2:48:39 PM

BTW, for those who are allergic to MetaStock and its lethargic backtesting capability, check out TradeSim for a change (http://www.compuvision.com.au/TradeSim.htm). Obviously, a large part of MS community that I'm aware of is already using TradeSim to fill the void left by MetaStock.


cdvllc
15 posts
msg #47546
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10/19/2006 8:55:16 PM

Why don't you like stockfetcher?
It works well for me.


cdvllc
15 posts
msg #47547
Ignore cdvllc
10/19/2006 8:57:25 PM

Also... I tried Vector Vest and it was slow unless you buy their 3000 auto tester...

one more thing... my results are closer to stockfetcher in reality then vector vest - it always seems like vector vest does better in backtesting then reality or even close to reality. I had one backtest up 30,000% in 10 years called show me the money - I tried to run it in real time and lost 20K



as214
184 posts
msg #47549
Ignore as214
10/19/2006 9:55:21 PM

cdv,

I am a longer term trader and VV has been good to me. Ive had triple digit gains every year since 2000. If you are a shorter term trader than maybe it isnt for you. You certainly wont go wrong with using SF. There are alot of great people here. Good luck to you with everything.


nikoschopen
2,824 posts
msg #47550
Ignore nikoschopen
10/19/2006 10:22:03 PM

cdv sez "Why don't you like stockfetcher? It works well for me."

Was that in response to my post? Well, I was more or less referring to the gripes being voiced by others who seems to have no knowledge of the fact that there are other more established softwares firmly entrenched in the community of backtest junkies. Some of the perrenial favorites among the junkies who are on a ceaseless quest for that elusive holygrail are TradeStation, Metastock, and Amibroker. I have no particular dislike about the Stockfetcher's version of backtester, other than the fact that it's still in its beta phase (no??) and that there are functional limitations not found in others.


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