We need to be able to create folders to keep backtests organized.
Michael Ellis commented
Absolutely. Keeping them all straight is a significant challenge. Folders would make organizing them really simple.
Sujit Das Gupta commented
This would be useful as you quickly can accumulate a number of Backtests.
Robert Hilekes commented
I paid just now and instead starting to learn VectkrVest
I had first laready give my comments on improving????
Please assist me to start using VectorVest
David Chandler commented
This is especially pertinent considering the stress testing you covered in the 5/29/15 SOTW.
A user friendly way to do this would be to add SAVE and LOAD among the existing action buttons. The user could name the list of back-tests themselves.The files could still reside on the VV servers along with the rest of the user data. Thanks for listening.
Paul Koreneff commented
Folders would help make the backtests feature more useful. At present I have to kludge it by adding an initial letter so that backtests of a similar kind display near each other. Folders would simplify evaluating the results of similar backtests immensely and allow sorting say, by return, just for the type being reviewed.
EinTeck Neoh commented
This is a much needed feature. Wonder why it is not there?
Is anything being planned with regards to this? We're still patiently waiting.
Garth Turner commented
Backtest lists can get rather large and hard to handle which folder organization would solve.
Howard Beckett commented
Folders in Backtester and in Portfolios should be a no-brainer. In Portfolios, they have grouped the VV model portfolios so that you can hide them with one click of a check box. A recent up grade allowed you to pick the page (Home, Viewers, Unisearch, Portfolios, etc. However, they stopped short on this idea. They should have allowed the user to set a default WITHIN most pages. For example, I may want to start in Viewers, Sector Viewer rather than in Viewers staring at a blank screen. The same is true in Portfolios. I may want to start by looking at "My Active Portfolio" rather than a blank screen.
phillip pennell commented
Also be able to export backtests to an excel spreadsheet
Michael Inman commented
Please also let us highlight selected backtests (such as the one(s) we are actively using to run/track our actual portfolios).
Please, let us know what you think about this request. Thank you.
eric suss commented
User should be able to put backtest into folders. Backtest should copy searches into description or store it somewhere where one could see it on the row line (where g/L, Name of test, etc.) Backtester should be able to take in custom list.
You're 100% correct Bill.
For starters, let's start with the addition of a name for the backtest. Then VV should be able to group by it the same way it groups by StartDate, Search Type, etc.
This way we'd be able to come up with different names for our groups of backtests. It is extremely painfull and slow to go through 20 backtests line after line.
Bill Endow commented
Along these lines, it would be easier to organize the backtests if all backtest parameters could be seen in column view so that we can sort, group, and filter on them. Examples: Name of Long search, name of Short search, Long stop criteria, Short stop criteria, number of positions to maintain, etc.
Joachim Kiener commented