| Adaptrade Builder
Click the Build button in the
Build menu to start the build process. A message is
displayed in the Messages window near the bottom of the window during each step of
the process. After each generation is completed, the results windows
(results tables, Performance Report, Build Report, Equity Curve, Trade List,
and Strategy Code) are updated. The summary performance metrics for each of the
saved strategies are displayed in the Results tables (training and
test). Click on a row in the results table to display the results
for the corresponding strategy in the Performance Report, Build Report, Equity
Curve, Trade List, and Strategy Code windows. The build process can be cancelled
at any time by clicking the Cancel button.
After the specified number of generations is completed or the Cancel button is
clicked, the build process stops. The generated strategies are listed in the
results tables in order of decreasing fitness. Evaluate the saved strategies
by reviewing the build and performance reports, viewing the equity curves, and
examining the trade-by-trade results in the Trade List tables or on a price
The strategies in the Top Strategies tables are the ones that meet the criteria
on the Metrics window in the list "Conditions for Selecting Top Strategies". These
strategies should meet all your criteria for satisfactory strategies. If these
tables are empty, your conditions may be too restrictive or it may simply be
necessary to repeat the build process until better strategies are found. If the
strategies in Top Strategies are inadequate in any way, change the conditions or
add new conditions for the Top Strategies condition list, and repeat the build.
Keep in mind that the Top Strategies tables are cumulative; manually delete any
strategies from Top Strategies that you don't want to keep.
To get help on any feature or command while using Builder, press F1 at any time.
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