Trading Blox Builder 188.8.131.52 (Jul 2013)
Trading Blox™ Builder is a Windows-based software application that runs simulations of trading rules over historical end-of-day or intraday Futures, Stock, ETF, Mutual fund, or Forex price data, and determines the trades that those rules would have entered and the performance they would have exhibited. Trading Blox Builder features excellent testing and charting features and is equipped with the Blox Basic programming language to build and script custom systems.
Drag and Drop System Editor
It contains the rules for many well-known trading systems and allows users to change, test, and improve upon the specific input parameter values of the original system. Once a particular combination of parameter values has been historically tested and observed to produce acceptable results, then that same system can be traded live. With the click of a menu, Trading Blox™ Builder generates the next bar’s entries, exits, and position sizes for you. The Order Generation process can also be run in a batch process, and scheduled with Windows Scheduler.
Flexible Parameter Driven Testing
Each system supplied by Trading Blox™ Builder has many input parameters whose values can be freely changed by the user. Some of these parameters have nothing to do with the system rules themselves, such as test start date and end date-your tests can span the last three years or the last thirty-or whether futures, stocks, or forex are to be the focus of your test. Many input parameters, though, are essential components of the system rules.
Easy to use Blox Editor
By default, Trading Blox™ Builder is set up with the parameter values that reflect a good starting point for testing each of the supplied systems. In addition, Trading Blox™ Builder lets you to take those original values and improve upon them, making it easy for you to create your own unique trading systems. It also provides the comfort and security that come from experiencing firsthand how those systems performed across various historical periods.
Fantastic Detailed Trade by Trade Results
At Trading Blox™, we understand that any trading system is only as good as the consistency with which it is applied. By harnessing the speed and reliability of modern-day computer hardware, Trading Blox™ Builder significantly reduces the effort required to test and to trade a system, while eliminating the possibility of human error and missed trades. And therein lies its greatest strength: Trading Blox™ Builder makes it easier to follow the trading systems you develop.
Comprehensive Summary Results
In addition to the many built in systems, indicators, and the ability to create and manage multiple suites and portfolios, Trading Blox™ Builder supports creating new Systems, new Blox, new Scripts, new Parameters, and new Indicators.
Test Multiple Systems Together
Creating a new Block is as easy as point and click to create a few parameters and indicators, and optionally a few lines of script to create the entry and exit. You can then drag and drop these Blox into a System to create virtually any strategy. You can create new systems, and include/remove or reuse any available Blox.
Trading Blox includes ten different public domain trading systems: the ATR Channel Breakout, the Bollinger Breakout, the Bollinger Counter-Trend, a Dual Moving Average, a Triple Moving Average, RSI, MACD, Stochastic, ADX, and the system used by the Original Turtles as explained on the original turtles web site. Each of these systems may be tested individually or in combination with any or all of the other systems.
In addition, it includes many extra Blox, such as a Pyramiding Entry block, a Chandelier Exit block, and a Group Performance block. You can drag and drop these block, and other money manager, portfolio manager, and risk manager blocks to create the system you desire.
Each system included has many easily adjustable settings, so you can build and test literally millions of different system variations without writing a single line of code.
The graphical, dynamic, and iterative nature of Trading Blox™ testing makes it a great learning tool because you can quickly see the effects of the changes you make.
ADX System — An ADX +DI/-DI based system that enters when the ADX crosses a user defined threshold, and the +DI crosses the -DI.
ATR Channel Breakout System – A channel breakout system built using the Average True Range to define a volatility channel centered around a moving average, this system buys and sells when the price goes outside the channel.
Bollinger Breakout System – A system described by Chuck LeBeau and David Lucas in their book: “Technical Traders Guide to Computer Analysis of the Futures Markets”, this system buys when the price goes outside the range of a Bollinger Band.
Bollinger Counter-Trend System – A system that buys dips and sells rallies reversing the Bollinger Band Breakout system rules.
Donchian – A single unit breakout system with a MACD filter. Allowed to trade long if the MACD is greater than zero, allowed to trade short if the MACD is less than zero.
Dual Moving Average – Buys and Sells based on the crossover of two moving averages, this system is always in the market.
MACD System — The Moving Average Convergence Divergence system uses a long and a short moving average to generate signals. The system enters and exits when the indicator crosses zero.
RSI System — Based on the Relative Strength Index, the system buys when the indicator crosses a user defined threshold, and sells when it crosses another threshold.
Stochastic System — Uses convergence of the stochastic indicator to generate signals. Long only.
Triple Moving Average – Using three moving averages, this system buys when the short moving average (MA) crosses over the medium MA, and the medium is over the long MA. The system exits when the short MA crosses back under the medium MA. Unlike the Dual MA system, this system is sometimes out of the market.
Turtle System – The system used by the Original Turtles as explained on the original turtles web site. Trading Blox™ is the only software on the market that is capable of testing every aspect of the exact trading system as outlined by the Original Turtles including:
Turtle Money Management
Correlated Market Risk Limits
The Correct Formula for N Computation
N-based Unit Sizing
N-based Multiunit Position Additions
Simultaneous Blends of System One and System Two
The “Last Trade is Loser” rule
The Trading Blox™ software includes the following major features:
No Programming Required – easy to use graphical interface allows test changes without requiring any programming, just change the numbers and click a few buttons.
The Trading Blox™ Engine – test many markets over their entire trading history in just seconds. There is no equivalent testing engine anywhere.
Parameter Stepping – test different combinations of risk limits, unit addition points, breakout days, etc. Lets you change any of the system parameters without requiring any programming.
Trade Chart Detail – shows the exact reasons for entry and exit and complete trade details on a high resolution trader chart.
Advanced Graphs – reports include many different graphs including some new types unavailable with any other testing software.
To see the complete set of detailed graphs press here.
Order Generation – Generate the orders for the next day with one simple menu selection.
Extensive Reporting – Analyze and verify tests using our extensive performance reports and logs.
Complete Documentation – includes extensive and complete documentation in HTML Help format for quick access directly from the application itself, in Adobe PDF format for printing, or in an online HTML format.