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General Discussion · stockfetcher help
stockfetcher
msg #124236
7/1/2015 8:22:53 AM

Are you running as a saved filter? If so, please be sure to check your "Global Filter" setting.

Some other tips:

Why does a symbol not appear in the results

If this does not help, please feel free to send us an email at support@stockfetcher.com and we would be more than happy to troubleshoot the issue further.

Thank you,
StockFetcher Support

Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
stockfetcher
msg #124225
6/29/2015 5:03:28 PM

We have no intention of providing a product we would not fully support. Simply put, that is not how we would want to be treated as a customer, nor how we run a business. An online tool such as this has many support components that must be considered. The plain fact of the matter is the backtesting tool is too expensive to support based on the size of the audience it receives.

We understand that removing this tool eliminates certain functionality which, as a customer, you have the ultimate power of deciding the value of. Our burden is to continue developing solutions that help meet the needs of our current and future customers.

StockFetcher Support


Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
stockfetcher
msg #124091
6/18/2015 7:18:28 PM

Analyzing the past results of a filter and backtesting (or simulated trades, as currently implemented) are very different constructs. A trading simulation attempts to mimic the entry and exit of cycle of trading approach. We believe it is possible to abstract how a filter selects candidates, including how those candidates behave, without involving the entire trading process.

Hope that helps!
StockFetcher Support


Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
stockfetcher
msg #124085
6/18/2015 2:03:23 PM

As a bit of insight to our decision. When one of our tools generates a disproportionately large component of our customer support it is prudent for us to investigate why. Is it the tool itself (i.e. could it be re-written more clearly) or is the intended function of the tool the root cause?

For us, backtesting presented this situation. Backtesting activity on StockFetcher represents a very small percentage of our members; the support requirement generated for backtesting is not a small percentage. That ratio is a concern for us. A concerted effort to rewrite the tool to clarify the user experience would undoubtedly address some issues. However, it is the second concern related to the root process of backtesting, from the front-end to back-end, that is support intensive.

Many of you have suggested either increasing rates or an "add-on" fee to continue the tool. We have the numbers, and unless every single member of StockFetcher agreed to an across-the-board price increase, an optional add-on subscription fee falls far short in addressing what is required to continue, let alone reconstruct, this tool.

Ultimately, we agree wholeheartedly that delving in to how a StockFetcher screen performs in the past is a requirement for StockFetcher. However, we feel just as strongly that a historical "simulation", aka "backtesting", is not the solution for StockFetcher. That said, it does not mean we don't have ideas and plans for more effective methods of analyzing the performance of a filter, while avoiding the pitfalls of a backtesting simulation.

Thank you,
StockFetcher Support

Shared Symbol Lists · Shared List: debug
stockfetcher
msg #124082
6/18/2015 10:00:17 AM

debug

Usage apply to sharedlist(debug)
Description debug2


Shared Symbol Lists · Shared List: test
stockfetcher
msg #124081
6/18/2015 9:48:21 AM

test

Usage apply to sharedlist(test)
Description test


Shared Symbol Lists · Shared List: testnew
stockfetcher
msg #124074
6/17/2015 4:20:22 PM

This list has been deleted by the owner.

Shared Symbol Lists · Shared List: testnew
stockfetcher
msg #124073
6/17/2015 4:19:52 PM

testnew

Usage apply to sharedlist(testnew)
Description testnew


General Discussion · ? SF Chart Feature Problem?
stockfetcher
msg #124057
6/17/2015 7:20:53 AM

Hi,

You should see a list of dropdowns and a save button after the filter match section. These dropdowns allow you to configure the filters used for this tool.

If you do not see this section, please send a snapshot of the lower portion of your page to support@stockfetcher.com.

Thanks,
StockFetcher.com Support

Announcements · StockFetcher Backtesting Discontinued on August 1, 2015
stockfetcher
msg #124046
6/16/2015 5:35:23 PM

There are many reasons we are discontinuing this service; partly due to limitations in the data we support, but also business related due to the high cost of supporting the backtesting service compared to the very low level of customer interest.

The data limitations are related, but not limited, to survivorship-bias in the data provided, as well as executing the simulation based on end-of-day data. While these issues may be lessened with additional data; we do not believe that is where the core of our efforts should be spent. Additionally, we do not have plans on creating an add-on service to continue this feature.

StockFetcher Support


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