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Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation

ISBN: 978-0-471-29150-3
408 pages
February 2003
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"This book will prove vital to all systematic traders. Pruitt and Hill share a wealth of innovative timing patterns and fully disclosed trading strategies. For TradeStation(TM) users, there are powerful tutorials on indicator design and system building. The authors' vast expertise will benefit even practiced TradeStation(TM) veterans."
-Nelson Freeburg
Editor, Formula Research

"TradeStation(TM) systems traders will discover a virtual gold mine of knowledge, guidance, and the benefit of vicarious experience from the two foremost experts on the subject in this valuable new addition to trading systems literature. There has long been a notable lack of worthwhile reference material for TradeStation(TM) users, and Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation(TM) fills a large void in this area."
-Edward Dobson
President, Traders Press, Inc.

"Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation(TM) is filled with useful information and practical real-world examples. I believe TradeStation 6(TM) users will find it a valuable resource."
-Bill Cruz
Co-CEO, TradeStation(TM) Group, Inc.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Fundamentals.

Chapter 2. EasyLanguage Program Structure.

Chapter 3. Program Control Structures.

Chapter 4. TradeStation Analysis Techniques.

Chapter 5. Measuring Trading System Performance and System Optimization.

Chapter 6. Trading Strategies that Work (or The Big Damn Chapter on Trading Strategies).

Chapter 7. Debugging and OutPut.

Chapter 8. TradeStation as a Research Tool.

Chapter 9.Using TradeStation's Percent Change Charts to Track Relative Performance.

Chapter 10. Options.

Chapter 11. Interviews with Developers.

Appendix A. EasyLanguage Syntax Errors.

Appendix B. TradeStation 2000i Source Code of Select Programs.

Appendix C. Reserved Words Quick Reference.


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Author Information

GEORGE PRUITT is Director of Research for Futures Truth magazine. In addition, he has written for Futures magazine and has had his research published by The Wall Street Journal and Barron s. Mr. Pruitt holds a bachelor s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and co-programmed the Excalibur testing software. Pruitt has coded over 1,000 different trading methodologies. He is the coauthor of The Ultimate Trading Guide (Wiley).
JOHN R. HILL is President and founder of Futures Truth magazine, a leading periodical that analyzes and rates trading systems. He holds a master s degree in chemical engineering from Ohio State University. Mr. Hill is also the coauthor of The Ultimate Trading Guide (Wiley).
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