Find new trading opportunities with TradeStation’s RadarScreen® - See What’s Really Moving the Market in Real Time. Cut through the clutter using RadarScreen’s customizable market tracking, scanning and advanced pattern-recognition capabilities.
Dynamically rank and sort hundreds of symbols in real time - track market movers and execute trades on them before some others even see the trend.
Follow trends and chart patterns as they occur, across an entire market - using TradeStation's built-in indicators or your own custom criteria.
Stay informed of market moves with custom alerts - get notified immediately, or even automate your orders to respond to custom alerts.
Analyze the Markets
Transform your trading with award-winning,** fully customizable charting, back-testing and analysis capabilities for futures. And stay up to the minute with TradeStation's research and news capabilities.
Take your trading to the next level with professional-grade charting that puts advanced analysis capabilities at your fingertips. Serious traders choose TradeStation for its award-winning charting tools, depth of features and flexibility that helps traders adapt their analysis to ever-changing markets.
Traditional to exotic chart types – From candlesticks to Renko bars, TradeStation has perfected over 10 different chart types so you can view the market from nearly every conceivable angle.
Indicators, indicators and more indicators – More than 150 indicators come standard with the TradeStation platform. You can also create or download custom indicators for nearly unlimited analysis capabilities.
Multiple-time-frame analysis – Combining multiple symbols and/or intervals on the same chart allows you to isolate market conditions that may directly affect your trading.
Comprehensive historical market data – You can chart, analyze and back-test historical market data, with up to 90+ years of daily data, up to 27+ years of intraday data and six months of tick data.
Visualize market moves, potential breakouts and chart patterns in real time – Indicators, ShowMe™ studies, PaintBar™ studies, Activity Bars and Probability Maps enable you to analyze the market in ways that make the most sense to you.
Ease of use for simplified chart analysis – Extensive chart linking, annotating capabilities, transparency and data-forward design are just a few of the features that simplify chart analysis in TradeStation.
Visually stunning and highly customizable charts – Virtually every graphical and other element of their charts can be customized, allowing you to personalize your charts to perfection and maximize your perspective on the markets.
Strategy Back-Testing and Optimization
Let your trading strategy do the analysis for you Create, back-test and optimize your own custom trading strategy using on historical data and then analyze its performance to validate your trading ideas.
Strategy development for the non-programmer - build your strategy using pre-built strategy components.
Accurately back-test your trading - with Look-Inside-the-Bar technology, tick-level testing, limit-order fill assumptions, and by accounting for commissions and slippage.
Test on multiple markets - with intraday or tick data from their extensive historical database.
Measure your strategy's likelihood of success - with powerful strategy performance reports and graphs.
Verify that your trading strategy is robust enough to be used on live data - TradeStation's Walk Forward Optimizer provide an easy-to-read pass/fail report.
Test Your Trading System On Seen and Unseen Data.
Many trading systems fail in the real world because they are built and tested on the same set of historical data.
TradeStation's new Walk Forward Optimizer aids in the mitigation of this problem by performing a set of "walk-forward" performance tests against as-yet-unseen market data, thereby simulating the unpredictability of trading a strategy under real market conditions.
Starting where other optimizing methods typically end, the Walk-Forward Optimizer produces an easy-to-understand, pass-fail analysis of a strategy's key performance criteria.
Rolling Walk-Forward Analysis
In this example, the strategy is optimized on four months of price history and a walk forward analysis is done on eight months of unseen, out-of-sample data, thereby producing a realistic assessment of how well the strategy may perform under actual market conditions.
Portfolio Maestro now also supports the following advanced features of TradeStation:
Elevate your back-testing to new levels with super-accurate Look-Inside-Bar logic.
Integrate fundamental analysis into your portfolio strategies.
Leverage the full power of EasyLanguage, including strategies that implement Object Oriented EasyLanguage syntax.
If you trade multiple symbols and strategies, TradeStation Portfolio Maestro is a highly sophisticated tool that provides portfolio-level performance reporting, risk assessment and optimization for virtually any combination of symbols and strategies.
Precise Portfolio Analysis – Portfolio Maestro utilizes a relative approach in evaluating (back-testing) portfolios – the approach that most closely simulates the actual performance that could be achieved if the portfolio were traded in real time.
Superior Portfolio Management – Portfolio-wide constraints allow you to effectively manage exposure, protect profits and limit the downside risk of the portfolio.
Seamless Integration with TradeStation – While previous portfolio back-testing tools were difficult to build and utilize, Portfolio Maestro is closely integrated with the TradeStation platform, offering seamless access to strategies and data for traders at every level.
The TradeStation Research Window, featuring Reuters fundamental data, gives you the tools to fully evaluate any equity. Check a stock's valuation, profitability, financial strength, capitalization, and quarterly results. Plus, take a look at the industry comparison to measure the stock against its peers.
Access over 1,000 fundamental data fields - like P/E, EPS, and revenues.
Expand your research You can also select from 24 independent research links, including company financials, analyst opinions, research reports, ETF-specific links and bond and fund screeners.
Stay on top of what's happening
TradeStation's News window gives you full-text news stories throughout the trading day - so you can stay on top of events that can influence stock prices and movements.
Never miss a major event or news story - by using real-time alerts.
Filter for the news that matters to you most - by symbol, keywords such as "mergers" or logical expressions such as "analysts ratings."
Over 45 of the most respected sources - including Dow Jones, Business Wire, PR Newswire, Internet Wire and the Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service.
Get professional-grade tools for placing trades - from stress-free simulated trading to the powerful, single-click Matrix trading and analysis window to fully automated trading.
Lightning-fast one-click order entry - click on a bid or ask cell to place a trade at that price.
Protect your positions - with automatic stop-loss and profit target orders.
Instant price adjustment - by dragging and dropping the order at a new place.
Track your profit or loss in real time - with a quick glance at the P/L column.
Fast, efficient order entry
Trade any security - stocks, options, futures or forex - all through a single, intuitive interface
Quick order entry - with automatic symbol linking.
Simple and advanced order types - like Bracket, OCO and OSO orders.
Place single leg or complex multi- leg options orders.
Stage orders - for placing in the future or for placing repeatedly.
Placing an order has never been easier
TradeStation’s new Chart Trading feature allows discretionary traders to intuitively place and edit orders directly on a chart in real time.
Place single- and multi-leg orders with a simple mouse click
Easily move orders to new price levels by dragging the order line
Edit orders with a right-click
Place commonly used orders - including hit/take, market, OCO, and trailing stops - with a button click.
Unlike other chart-based trading tools on the market, TradeStation's Chart Trading feature is powered by EasyLanguage. This means that you can extend it to meet your own unique trading needs or use it as the basis for your own analysis techniques.
Quick Trade Bar
Speed and Simplicity
The Quick Trade Bar is a simple, fast order-entry tool allowing you to interact with the current market more efficiently.
Get in and out of the market quickly - with single-click order entry.
Simplify order management with just a single click to cancel your open orders.
Track profit and loss at a glance.
View market depth and place trades simultaneously. Place trades directly from the Market Depth display.
View your orders and position in the depth of market display.
Place orders rapidly with the built-in trade bar.
Single click to close or reverse a position.
Strategy and Trade Automation
In today's markets, every millisecond counts. With TradeStation Chart Analysis and RadarScreen, you can easily set your strategy or indicator to automate your trading thus reducing the delays that occur in discretionary manual market entry and exit.
Analyze the performance of your portfolio – with 100+ performance fields and dozens of performance and trade graphs
Get continuous performance feedback – by looking across all of your trading.
Trade Allocation Tool
Allocate trades among client accounts. Institutional traders and investment advisors can place equity trades and view and allocate them among client accounts within TradeStation.
Allocate and re-allocate multiple orders – post-trade until 6 p.m. ET
Allocate by multiple criteria – including percentage, quantity, prorata buying power or prorata net worth
Create and save files – for multiple custom templates
Cut and paste from Microsoft Excel – to create templates
Auto-submit multiple allocations – via order and template
Once you’ve placed an order, TradeStation’s unique PositionGraphs™ allow you to track your positions with a glance at your Position Graph Bar. PositionGraphs graphically display each position's drawdown, current profit/loss and run-up in percentage or the account currency amounts. Advanced color coding allows you to easily identify profitable positions (displayed in green) and losing positions (displayed in red). PositionGraphs also enable you to quickly close or reverse a current position by simply right-clicking your mouse on the appropriate PositionGraph and selecting the "close position" or "reverse position" option. Enabling cumulative profit and loss allows you to keep track of how much a particular currency pair has affected your account’s overall performance.
Extend The Possibilities
Get access to hundreds of powerful idea-generation applications, customizable analytics and complete trading systems, or have a custom solution built to suit your unique trading style.
This is all made possible through the power of EasyLanguage®, TradeStation's proprietary object-oriented programming language that lets you describe your trading ideas using simple statements and trading terms.
Create your own analysis tools and trading strategies. Exclusive to TradeStation, EasyLanguage is a trader's programming language that allows you to create and modify indicators and trading strategies in TradeStation. EasyLanguage is the driving technology behind all of the analysis tools built into TradeStation. With EasyLanguage you can also build and customize your own unique analysis tools based on your ideas and tailored to the way you trade.
Each add-on product listed in the directory is tested for compatibility with the TradeStation platform, and is available for purchase/lease directly from the developer.
If you are a developer interested in listing your products in the TradeStation Add-On Product Directory please click here for more information.
3rd Party EasyLanguage Development Service & Support
The EasyLanguage Specialist Directory provides TradeStation users with access to 3rd party EasyLanguage developers who offer custom development and support services.
This resource is ideal for the trader who has unique trading ideas of their own, but needs assistance in converting those ideas to functional analysis techniques or trading strategies in the TradeStation Platform.
If you are a developer interested in listing your services in the EasyLanguage Specialist Directory please click here for more information.
EasyLanguage File Library
A collection of analysis techniques and strategy trading ideas contributed by the TradeStation community.
The EasyLanguage Library offers users an open venue for sharing and downloading custom written trading ideas for trading stock, options, futures, and forex. Also available are customized trading workspaces, hotkey layouts, and more.
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