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  1. Option to use and set as default - Buy at Next Day's Open and Sell at Next Day's Open

    Back Test Option to use and set as default - Buy at Next Day's Open and Sell at Next Day's Open. It would produce much more realistic results than the Same Day Closes we are currently using.

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  2. Make the Simulator and Variator function with VV7

    The true test of an investment process is its success over time. A one shot test of a process may or may not function well in other time periods. The Derby will tell what is working this moment. While that is of value I would like to discover if a process that is suitable to my risk parameters works over time.

    4 votes
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  3. Backtester Stop Functionality

    Can we add into Backtester a stop functionality whereby a stop is triggered when a Stock's Price (low, high, open or close as selected by the user) crosses above/below (as selected by the user) a Moving Average (EMA, MA etc as selected by the user) please?

    4 votes
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  4. Day Trading Backtesting - Closing Trades at End of Day

    I day trade stocks entering at market open based on previous days closing signals and close today 15 minutes before market closes, win or lose. Repeat the next day. I cannot seem to make the backtest module replicate this process. I decide on bullish or bearish positions based on my own proprietary market direction signals not VV calls. I would like to test a search by putting my start and end date for bull or bear move in backtester, then have the backtester buy previous day's search results at market open price today and close all positions at market close…

    4 votes
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  5. Expand BackTest Sell options by creating a "Sell Criteria" UniSearch

    UniSearch allows many options for selecting individual stocks during backtesting. However stop criteria for stocks in the portfolio are much more limited.

    So here is the idea. Have a "Buy UniSearch" and a "Sell UniSearch" . For stop criteria in BackTester add one new capability -- stop if stock in the current portfolio meets (or does not meet) "Sell UniSearch criteria.

    Your first thought might be of concern for the extra compute power this might take. Perhaps this can be mitigated somewhat by having an implied criteria on Sell UniSearch to filter by stocks in the current portfolio, much as…

    4 votes
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  6. AutoTester In-depth Training Webinar Needed

    I have watched the AutoTester training video on Video Tab, using the AutoTester extensively and have talked to a number to technical support personnel at VectorVest; but I'm still not clear on how to specify some of the parameters on the More Settings tab of the Automation Rules (Up) in the AutoTester (e.g. Limit Repurchases (check box and slide rule), Don't buy if stock violates stop criteria at purchase (check box), etc.).

    I'd appreciate it very much if the Training Department can conduct an In-depth Training Webinar on the AutoTester, and/or provide a detailed user's guide on AutoTester explaining every…

    4 votes
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  7. Average True Range (ATR) – Plot Stops on Charts, Enable use as a Custom/Calculated Field and Enable Use for Volatility Based Position Sizing

    There are a range of ATR requests so this is to some extent duplication.
    VV currently offers the use of ATR as a stop in back tests with variables being the lookback period and ATR multiplyer. Can this facility be extended to allow plotting such stops on stock and index charts please?

    Please introduce the capability to use ATR as a calculted/custom field in Watch Lists, Viewers, Portfolios and Backtests.

    Can VectorVest implement the use of ATR volatility to generate volatility based position sizes for backtests and portfolio management.

    Much has been written about the importance of correct Position Sizing…

    4 votes
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  8. I would like to be able to quick test the performance of all 1069 ETF's over a set period of time

    I would like to be able to quick test the performance of all 1069 ETF's over a set period of time and not be limited to 100 ETF's.

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  9. reverse stock splits need to be accounted for currently it can appear as a huge profit in back testing when it is really a loss

    you need to adjust the number of shares for reverse stock splits. not doing this gives very inaccurate results.

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  10. BackTesting, End date Option, Current Date

    In place of up dating the end date each day. Have the option to have the program enter the current date, for all Backtest searches.

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  11. Backtest Stop Loss Options

    Add more flexibility for stops on backtests such as a Profit stop percentage at a gain combined with a trailing stop loss or an ATR stop loss.

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  12. Include dividend Yield in Backtests and Portfolio Growth

    For my long stocks I would like to see an option in the Backtest as well as the Portfolio that automatically calculates the Dividend Yield and re-invests that yeild into the stock. I believe this will more accurately portray my portfolio and backtests, especially in my long searches/tests.

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  13. New Backtest Concept

    Present concept is to take a set of stocks at a certain date and see results at the end date. With a tiny capacity to have stops in place. This concept is static.
    I suggest to transform from static to dynamic by :
    1. adding sorting capacities in unisearch
    2. Every day, Backtest system takes the top N stocks (Display top N) of the search (with sort) and assume that this is the population to be present in the BT Portfolio that day.
    if one stock is new in list, this is a Long Entry
    if one stock was in…

    4 votes
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  14. Back Testing Data Availability

    In back testing on 6/20/10 w/ VV 7 Intraday, I can only back test up to Wednesday, 6/16/10 instead the weekend (6/18/10). I want to do back testing to get ready for Monday's market. I can do better using the ProGraphics, except for some of the searches are not available. When I selected VV7 Intraday, I was told the data was 15 minutes behind real time. Now I am told that it will not be available until Tue 6/22/10 (6 days later!!!). This is a serious handicap and should be resolved ASAP.
    Jim W.

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  15. Have a stop criteria that lets me hold by number of days

    Make it possible to back test buy at open and sell on the close of the same day or 1 to x number of days. This seems like it would be easier to code than most of the stop criteria that is available.

    3 votes
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  16. Eliminate Survivorship Bias at least for the S&P 500

    The existing backtest tools in Vectorvest are plagued by Survivorship Bias. This makes it impossible to get an accurate simulation of the expected future statistical performance of a strategy based on historical data, because the historical data becomes more and more inaccurate the further back in time you go in the backtest.

    Even if you restrict your backtest search Universe to the 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Watchlist, that too is inaccurate. The 500 components contained within the actual S&P 500 varies from year to year. A committee meets each year and retires certain components and adds replacements.

    A…

    3 votes
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  17. the ability create user defined backtester signals in addition to of C/UP, GLB, DEW, etc

    It would be powerful to create our own backtester UP and DOWN signals instead of using the existing VV signals. The VV signals are good but it would be nice to use the DEW UP signal AND some other technical signal.Or as an example a cerrtain candle located 20% below the 20ma.

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  18. Add MACD as market timing in backtester

    Current BackTest tool down not allow to select MACD as market timing signal. Please add it in BackTest tool.

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  19. Add Benchmark Performance (S&P500) column to the BackTester results

    Performance of a given idea/strategy is more useful when compared to a benchmark so you can show that your approach will be more rewarding than simply indexing the S&P500.

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  20. Separate each part of the timing systems, so that user can create their own combinations of timing systems.

    Currently we can use preset timing systems where each part of the timing system is programmed. Example: GLB RT Kicker up signal is matched with a C/Dn down signal. A useful facility which would add flexibility, would be to allow the user to mix and match different components of a timing signal. For example, user might want to test the results of GLB RT Kicker Up signal, combined with a DEW down signal. Another Example: DEW Up signal matched with a C/Dn down signal. User could then create tests using these timing system component combinations to see which combinations work…

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