Adaptrade Software. Innovative software for active traders.

Trading can be exciting, rewarding, and profitable, Or, if done wrong, it can be scary, frustrating, and costly. To trade the markets the right way, you need the right tools. Adaptrade Software has those tools — the tools you need to be a better trader.

Adaptrade Builder main window

Adaptrade Builder

Developing trading strategies is hard. Adaptrade Builder can make it easier. Much easier. Adaptrade Builder is an advanced yet user-friendly trading strategy generator for active traders. Using artificial intelligence, Builder can quickly discover, code, and test thousands of unique and complete trading strategies for popular trading platforms, saving you time and money. Includes Adaptrade Editor.

Adaptrade Editor main window

Adaptrade Editor

Do you want to develop trading strategies but are not sure how to program your ideas? Adaptrade Editor can help you. Using drop-down menus, check boxes, and other point-and-click elements, Editor allows you to quickly code your trading ideas for TradeStation, MultiCharts, NinjaTrader 7/8, MetaTrader 4, and AmiBroker. View the formatted strategy code in the code window as you work. Included with Adaptrade Builder.

Market System Analyzer (MSA) main window

Market System Analyzer (MSA)

Position sizing and other money management methods are often cited as key elements of trading success. Yet for most traders, these methods are too complicated and adding them is an afterthought. MSA makes advanced money management methods, such as position sizing optimization and Monte Carlo and portfolio analysis, accessible to any trader so they can be part of your trading plan from the outset.

Builder/Editor, MSA. The tools you need to be a better trader.

Recent Articles from Adaptrade Software

Strategy Cloning

When developing a trading strategy, our own biases and preconceived notions of how the markets trade (or how we think they should trade) often interfere with the process of finding a good strategy. Using a trading strategy generator, such as Adaptrade Builder is a good way to avoid introducing unhelpful biases into the build process. However, what if you already have a trading idea or an existing trading strategy you want to develop further? Is there a way to exploit the features of Adaptrade Builder when starting with an existing trading strategy?

A new feature of Builder, called strategy cloning, is intended for this scenario. This article discusses some of the use cases for strategy cloning and demonstrates how to use this new feature to effectively develop strategies based on an existing strategy or trading idea. The project files used for the example, as well as the strategy code, are available below.

How Does Strategy Cloning Work?

The basic idea of strategy cloning is simple. It copies the selected strategy and optionally introduces random changes to the copies, which are added to the main population. You then evolve the population as usual to meet your objectives. The menu item for the strategy cloning feature, which is available via the right-click (context) menu of the Build Results table, is shown below in Fig. 1. Any member of the main population can be selected; if you want to clone a member of the Top Strategies population, you can first copy it to the main population.