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Tech Trader

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July 5th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Tech Trader Tech Trader

Start Tech Trader
The robotic equivalence of pftq's trading strategies and logic (or lack of thereof).
We only predict the future.  Use at your own risk.

Note: Application requires 64-bit Windows, .NET 4, and either Internet Explorer, .NET for Firefox, or .NET for Chrome.
Tech Trader is currently available only on request.  Please contact me with your background and use-case if interested.
This is not a product for sale.  I use it in lieu of my own trading and am only trying to see if anyone else is doing something similar.

Fully Automated Trading, Backtesting, and Visualization of Any Strategy.
   Tech Trader is a compact backtesting and algorithmic trading platform designed for traders with a programming background.  The program's strength is its robust, fully automated architecture and its chart-centered design for traders.  Its intuitive interface and interactive charts make it ideal for seeing and developing strategies like those in Technical Analysis, where such visualization is key.  It can trade entire universes of thousands of stocks simultaneously on any time frame and on any combination of strategies with no human intervention.  Performance for both individual stocks and entire portfolio simulations is exportable to CSV complete with analytics such as sharpe, hit ratio, average holding period, and more.  Since its launch in December 2012, Tech Trader has been trading live on its own here without any supervision.

Create Any Indicators and Strategies. Use Any Data Source and Broker.
    The Tech Trader platform's primary strength is its open-ended nature such that it allows anyone to create their own indicators, strategies, data sources, and broker connections via a user plugin. Creating your own plugins is made as simple as possible by Tech Trader API and the provided Plugin Template project.  The API is kept extremely light with minimal framework to allow you to fully utilize the underlying C# language to build whatever functionality you want in your plugin.  The template contains sample code for each plugin type and an outline of what the program expects in your plugin.  Function calls are provided for ease of referencing other existing technicals/strategies, as well as batch scanning any other stocks simultaneously for meta/basket strategies.  The template is written in C# and most readily useable in Visual Studio (the Express version is available free and very powerful already).
     Existing plugins can be found in the Tech Trader Plugins section.  You can share and get help with code in the Tech Trader Forums

Videos and Screenshots

Movie Mode in Tech Trader for Demonstration

Short Presentation for Summarizing Capabilities, Goals, and Purpose

Interactive Charts and GUI for Strategy Visualization

Simultaneously Trade Thousands of Stocks in Batch Mode

Automated Portfolio Simulation with Comprehensive Analytics

Automated Charts and Trading of Bitcoin, XRP, and More via Plugins


pftq says...

Updated the plugin template with several improvements to make it easier to code (namely, you can use PRICE.HIGH etc in the price functions instead of memorizing 0=high, 1=low, etc).  Also you can see sharpe/trade now instead to better assess strategies that don't trade often.  To update your plugin to the new api, just replace TechTrader.dll from the new download.

pftq says...

In addition to the AI now being able to optimize your strategy for any particular statistic (sharpe, nav, hitrate), the Batch mode is now fully parallelized and also accessible from the plugin API.  In other words, you can finish scanning the entire S&P100 in under a minute.  Likewise, when writing your own indicators, you only need to make a single function call to scan any stock or basket of stocks you want and grab the results/data.

pftq says...

The AI/Optimizer is now accessible from the plugin template.

pftq says...

Rolling optimizer technical is now available.  It'll automatically optimize all indicators on the fly for any set window as you are running a strategy on a stock.  Basically just an application of the AI/Optimizer available from the plugin.

pstec says...


pftq says...

Tech Trader now has the ability to automate trades.  Please see the updated plugin template for how to add your own broker account.  It is very easy.

pftq says...

Already have Tech Trader auto-trading equities and options with the TDAmeritrade plugin. Smiley

pftq says...

You can now save/load different lists into Batch, and more importantly, you can now scan multiple strategies/profiles at once in the same Batch list.

pftq says...

Tech Trader now automatically posts its own live trades on the Virtual Trading System.  Fun to watch - it's a like another person trading.

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