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Strategy Skel Lite for MC

Package: Strategy Skeleton Lite for MultiCharts

If you'd like to start your strategy development in a good place, with a many of the preliminary hurdles cleared and some very useful (but time-consuming to create) functionality already built in, then Strategy Skeleton Lite  (SSL) may be just the code to get you going.

What It Is

A pre-written strategy ( full source code), commented with instructions on how to customize it to reflect the trading idea of your choosing. 

The Skeleton works with stocks, futures, and FX, on both daily and intraday charts, with MultiCharts 8.0 and later.

What You Get

When you begin your coding with this skeleton, here's what you get already built-in:

SSL Version 9.0 Features:

bullet   Ability to backtest or to autotrade live into the future without initial position mismatch errors
bullet   Ability to backtest and trade long only, short only, or both
bullet   A place for switchable internal exits, including the provided 'MaxDaysToProfit' exit
bullet   BarNumber 1 marked on the chart
bullet   A methodology for enabling/disabling debugging output to the MultiCharts log
bullet   A methodology for date/time/name stamping output to the MultiCharts log
bullet   A visually comprehensible log of signals and trades for both intraday and daily/weekly/monthly charts
bullet   Comprehensive report output, including performance data and strategy input settings for each symbol upon which you run the strategy.
bullet   Daily profit target and daily stop loss exits for intraday trading.
bullet   Time of Day, Day of Week, Day of Month trade filters
bullet   ShaveTicks parameter for limit trades
bullet   Test Serial Number generation in report output
bullet   Tester ID parameter (for cooperative testing efforts)
bullet   Pre-wired for (optional) Money Management function
bullet   Section separators for input list
bullet   Time-of-day exit  (separate from trade time filters)
bullet   LotSize input for easy override of the default stock/futures lot sizes
bullet   MaxDaysToHold exit
bullet   MaxBarsToHold exit
bullet   Reporting Output Fields:  CumPftMult, MktPctPftAvg, MktPctPftSD
bullet   -999999999 flag output for invalid calculations (e.g. where denominator is 0)
bullet   Alternate "timer" versions of the SSL, pre-wired for performance timing analysis using Bamboo's PerfTimer DLL
bullet   Trade numbers can be stamped on a chart, matching with the MC performance report trade numbers
bullet   Number of intraday entries may be limited using 'MaxIDEntries' input
bullet   A new section of code is provided to implement on-chart text display of chosen strategy parameters
bullet   Code for 'this bar at close' (TBAC) and "presumed flat at close" processing
bullet   'LimitMktStop' input allows selection of 3 different order types
bullet   Includes two complete example strategies, allowing you to compare them to see how the core SSL adapts easily to different ideas.
bullet   New, illustrated documentation, explaining the inputs and usage of the SSL


Included in this package are 8 demonstration workspaces (stocks and futures) to which the SSL has been applied, and the 'Strat Equity Color' indicator which provides visual feedback in the workspace on how your strategy performed on the current symbol.  Strategy Skeleton Lite is also designed for and ready to interact with the Macro Express symbol list driver macro .

The 8 demonstration workspaces cover timer-enabled (or not), stocks or futures, and MA-based or Pct-based adaptations of the SSL strategy code so that you can compare them and see how easy it is to alter the SSL to express different trading ideas.

And, of course, you get  Customer Support as needed for initial installation.

What It Looks Like

Here's a picture of a moving-average-based SSL workspace, applied to a stock:

And here to a futures contract::

Here's a picture of a Pct_Entry-based SSL workspace applied to a stock:

Here's a .csv file containing an example report as would be generated by this skeleton:  



Since this package is distributed as an open-code .pla file, it is believed to be compatible with all versions of MultiCharts, including those versions not downloaded directly from the TSSupport web site (e.g. distros by national or regional resellers, etc.).

What It Costs

For just $250 you can save yourself untold hours of development, frustration, discovery, and refinement. 

If you prefer, take the feature list above, sit down with the PowerLanguage Reference Guide, and get to work.  You'll learn a great deal.  But if you'd rather be testing and trading than coding ...

Hit the 'Add to Cart' button and you can be confident you'll have saved your money's worth in time many times over.

Strategy Skeleton Lite for MultiCharts -  $250 

How You Get It

This package will be emailed to you after your PayPal payment is processed.  Please be aware of the caveats before you order.