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TradeStation Made Easy!: Using EasyLanguage to Build Profits with the World's Most Popular Trading Software

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TradeStation Made Easy!: Using EasyLanguage to Build Profits with the World's Most Popular Trading Software

Sunny J. Harris, Bill Cruz (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-06315-6 March 2011 768 Pages

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Customize your trading plan for greater profits using the mostpopular charting software

The majority of professional and individual traders use somekind of trading software on which to base their strategies. Withover 100,000 users, the most popular trading software today isTradeStation, published by TradeStation Technologies. While thissoftware is favored by many, TradeStation's computer language canbe confusing, especially for the novice.

TradeStation Made Easy! is the first and only book to explainexactly how to use the unique computer language behind thisbestselling software program. It is not meant as a replacement forthe TradeStation manuals, instead it will cover the essence ofprogramming in EasyLanguage and focus on a consistent set of dataand an elementary system throughout.
* An easily understood guide to TradeStation that also providestips for the user in designing a personalized trading system
* Endorsed by the software provider TradeStationTechnologies
* Written in a straightforward manner, that is accessible evenfor those with little computer experience

TradeStation Made Easy! fills a much-needed gap in thisarea and puts the basics of EasyLanguage in perspective. With it,you'll be able to write simple and intermediate programs that willaccurately express your theories and ideas about whatever marketinterests you.

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Author’s Note xix

Chapter 1 Introduction to EasyLanguage 1

Chapter 2 Quick Start 7

Chapter 3 Understanding the Process 27

Chapter 4 Basic Use of TradeStation 59

Chapter 5 Basic Math 137

Chapter 6 Basic EasyLanguage 157

Chapter 7 Programming Conventions 173

Chapter 8 Statements 199

Chapter 9 Ifs, Ands, and Buts 209

Chapter 10 Begin and End (Block Statements) 219

Chapter 11 Loops 241

Chapter 12 Analysis Techniques 247

Chapter 13 Buying and Selling 283

Chapter 14 Functions 307

Chapter 15 Tricky Math 325

Chapter 16 TradeStation Tricks 333

Chapter 17 Optimization 355

Chapter 18 System Performance 383

Chapter 19 Conclusion 399

Appendix A Styles 407

Appendix B Reserved Words 415

Appendix C Formulas 563

Appendix D Full Code for the System and Studies in This Book 567

Appendix E Baskets 573

Appendix F Where’s the Command? 577

Appendix G.1 Built-in Functions and Indicators (Alphabetical Listing) 585

Appendix G.2 Built-in Functions and Indicators (Functional Listing) 589

Appendix H TradeStation Add-on Products and Services 707

Appendix I TradeStation User Groups 717

Appendix J Error Messages 723

Appendix K What’s Wrong with This Code? 727

Bibliography 733

Index 735