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4/23/13: With the release of version 1.5.3 of Adaptrade Builder, stress testing can now be performed on existing strategies and incorporated into the build process for new strategies. When stress testing is applied, the results are reported based on the Monte Carlo analysis of the stress test results at a user-specified confidence level. Please see the release notes for details. This new feature was also discussed in a recent newsletter article.
3/5/13: Breakout Futures has been merged with Adaptrade Software. Breakout Futures (www.BreakoutFutures.com), which was previously operated as a separate entity by the owner of Adaptrade Software, has now been merged with Adaptrade Software. The contents of the Breakout Futures web site, including past issues of The Breakout Bulletin newsletter, are now available on this site. Similarly, the MiniMax trading strategy, which was previously sold through Breakout Futures, is now available via the product page of this site. Other individual trading strategies previously sold through Breakout Futures are no longer offered for sale through either site.
2/15/13: New example projects were added to Adaptrade Builder as part of a new Welcome screen feature. When the program starts up, the Welcome screen is displayed (optionally), which includes links to open three new examples for stocks/ETFs, futures, and forex, as well as tips for using the program.
1/25/13: New build process for Adaptrade Builder. Specify performance requirements and constraints, such as number of trades >= 200 and drawdown <= 20%. Filter results to a separate table based on conditions and requirements.
12/23/12: Adaptrade Builder now generates strategies for MetaTrader 4. With the release today of version 18.104.22.168 of Adaptrade Builder, the program now has a code option for generating trading systems in MQL4 code for the MetaTrader 4 forex trading platform. Please see the release notes for details.
9/24/12: Version 1.4.1 of Adaptrade Builder released. This version contains new code formatting that allows for more complex code statements with unlimited nesting of logical conditions. In addition, the program is now able to read price files with non-US number and date/time formats.
8/25/12: Version 1.4 of Adaptrade Builder released. This version adds the ability to build strategies over a portfolio of markets, which can increase the robustness of strategies and enable diversification through a portfolio approach to trading.
4/9/12: Version 1.3 of Adaptrade Builder released: position sizing, build report, detailed performance reporting, and more. Please see the release notes for details.
1/5/12: Version 22.214.171.124 of Adaptrade Builder released. This release corrects several minor issues with the prior release. Please see the release notes for details.
11/22/11: Version 126.96.36.199 of Adaptrade Builder released. This release includes 22 new features, improvements, and bug fixes. To see the full list of new features and improvements in this release, please see the release notes.
10/21/11: Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine has published a detailed review of Adaptrade Builder in their November issue. Read the PDF review here.
9/14/11: Adaptrade Software has started a free email newsletter. Sign up today to receive the next issue or visit the newsletter page to read the articles from the first issue.
9/6/11: Builder now allows custom indicators to be included in strategies. Starting in version 1.2.2, you can add any number of custom indicators to the build set, where they will be included in the strategies generated by Builder. Please refer to the Input Data and Settings section of the user's guide for more information.
7/27/11: Version 188.8.131.52 of Adaptrade Builder released. This release includes a version compiled for 64-bit Windows, enabling the program to allocate memory above the 2GB limitation of 32-bit Windows. This permits processing of larger price files and larger populations of strategies. To see the full list of new features and improvements in this release, please see the release notes.
6/29/11: Adaptrade Builder was discussed by Donald Pendergast in the July 2011 issue of TASC (Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities) magazine, where the the author used Builder to develop an intraday gold trading strategy. He showed that the strategy held up well in both out-of-sample testing and walk-forward optimization. A summary is provided here: http://www.traders.com/Documentation/FEEDbk_Docs/2011/07/Pendergast.html.
6/5/11: Adaptrade Builder was recently discussed at length in a new trading
book from Italy:
Trading System - La nuova frontiera. The author, Dr. Emilio Tomasini,
devotes an entire chapter to the use of Builder.
5/24/11: Version 184.108.40.206 of Builder released. This version is up to 25 times faster than version 1.1 and now includes memory management functions to better manage the use of large price files. See the video overview of new features in version 1.2. The release notes also describe the new features in each new version.
1/15/11: Version 1.1.1 of Adaptrade Builder for TradeStation released. This version includes several important bug fixes and additional price data formats. Please see the release notes for details.
12/20/10: A new white paper has been released discussing automatic code generation techniques for building trading strategies. Download the full paper in PDF format here.
11/11/10: Version 1.1.0 of Adaptrade Builder for TradeStation released. This version includes important new features, such as automatic out-of-sample testing and more versatile entry and exit logic. Please see the release notes for details.
3/28/10: Adaptrade Builder for TradeStation released as version 1.0.0. Visit the Builder page to learn about this breakthrough technology for automatically generating trading strategies.
10/16/09: Version 3.2 of Market System Analyzer (MSA) released. Added features include an updated user interface, new position sizing methods, additional performance metrics, and other feature improvements and bug fixes. Please see release notes for details.
8/3/08: Version 3.1 of Market System Analyzer (MSA) released. MSA 3 now includes portfolio optimization, correlation analysis, and more. Visit the MSA main page for details.
9/26/06: Version 3.0 of MSA is set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2006. Version 3 will include full portfolio analysis and optimization capabilities. The user will be able to create portfolios combining market systems of stocks and futures with position sizing set individually for each market system and optimized both individually and for the overall portfolio. Also slated for version 3 are more detailed performance analyses, including period-returns (annual, monthly, etc.) and correlation analysis. Support for non-US currency is included, and data formats are backwards compatible with versions 1 and 2. Upgrading from version 2 is free. Upgrading from version 1 to version 2 is just $50 prior to release. Please contact Adaptrade Software for the upgrade code.
10/14/05: Adaptrade Software has released Version 2.0 of Market System Analyzer (MSA). Version 2.0 of MSA includes a wide range of improvements and enhancements over version 1.0. Version 2.0 includes special features for stock traders, more position sizing methods and dependency rules, improved graphics, more flexible data importing, and much more. Click here for more information.
8/1/2005: Adaptrade Software's Market System Analyzer software was reviewed in the August 2005 issues of both Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities and Futures magazines. Click here to read the full review from Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities writer David Penn.
9/1/2004: Adaptrade Software released Market System Analyzer, a new software application designed to improve trading performance for futures and stock traders without changing the underlying trading system or method. Market System Analyzer includes a unique combination of statistical analysis techniques and money management methods designed to uncover and exploit trading patterns in an existing trading system or method. Applying these methods can generate a higher percentage of winning trades, lower drawdowns, more consistent returns, and greater profitability.
Market System Analyzer includes position sizing optimization, Monte Carlo analysis, dependency analysis, and statistical significance testing, among other tools. All available analyses can be combined, increasing the options available for improving trading results. For example, by combining Monte Carlo analysis with position sizing optimization, the user can search for the best possible position sizing solution with a stated degree of confidence.
The software works with any trading system or method and only requires a list of the profits and losses generated by the trading method. A familiar Windows interface is provided, and all features are available via simple menu commands, making the software easy to use. EasyLanguage code for TradeStation is included to make it possible for TradeStation users to generate input files for Market System Analyzer and to implement any of the available position sizing methods in their own TradeStation systems.
To learn more about Market System Analyzer, click here.
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