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Tradelink open source trading platform never dies

Tradelink open source trading platform never dies

This was from a Meetup member

TradeLink just won’t die…
He sent

Welcome Tradelink Users,

TRADELINK has been resurrected.

Last known good source downloadable from:     http://www.TradeLinkSoftware.com
I have hired a development team who will build a sorely needed UI for the product, and easier way to run the software.
We will eliminate crap add-ons like Glean and other rubbish, and will provide release notes as part of the software.
There will also be a binary-only version of the software which will have many advanced features: such as charting, that will be for sale for a low price.
The proceeds from the sales will help cover costs to administer the open-source version.
Please notify all current Tradelink users.   I will be setting-up a user bulletin board and Wiki on the TradeLinkSoftware.com site.
In the meantime, users can communicate on this group.
Other historical threads:
https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/tradelink-free/vnqPn8URTuQ/6fVp6O06JecJ
https://medium.com/@Pracplay/proposed-rule-for-registration-of-algo-traders-at-with-registered-firm-23cb4fe758af#.mcrm4yoii
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Complex Test Harness with Tradelink for Automated Trading Backtesting

Complex Test Harness with Tradelink for Automated Trading Backtesting

This generated by James Hirschorn who is my local Meetup member. He is setting up a company called Quantitative Technologies. Thanks to him

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5 minute demo video of open source FREE Tradelink historical backtesting capability

5 minute demo video of open source FREE Tradelink historical backtesting capability

 

CHeck this out from a legacy version of Tradelink open source automated trading software. This was done by a local Meetup person by the name of James for a project he worked on. Thanks to him for sending. Here is the description of what is listed in this SILENT video:

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Here is the demo. This is just the first part, i.e. the first milestone

of the project, which only got started a bit more than a week ago. I
have an API that trades on a “fake” market, so that during the
development of their GUI trading app I can make trades using this API,
rather than complicating things using one of the brokers.

The demo “test harness” is of a simple trading strategy running on
historical data; so I plan to have the GUI use the test harness API to
trade on the historical data.

It is built on TradeLink. I think TradeLink is some great software, and
it’s too bad they ruined it going forward by making a mockery of open
source. It is very easy to learn, and seems to have considerable
functionality. I see how easy it is to backtest a strategy on TradeLink
now.



PS. Just in case you are interested here is my commentary for the video:

I will comment step-by-step through the video:

1) It is assumed that you have unzipped the last .zip file I sent. The
TestHarness program is started form the bin directory.

2) A window pops up to set the parameters for the test. The important
ones are MinBars and MaxVolatility. They are explained in the lower
frame, e.g. MinBars is the number of ticks (with trades) that must occur
before any orders are exectuted.

3) Next the .tik file for one day of historical data is loaded from the
TradeLinkTicks folder.

4) We then press the 4hr play duration button, which plays 4 hours of
historical data. It goes to time 0 (I’m not sure why). After pressing
4hr again, the simulation ends up at time 81449. This means 8:14:49.
Observe that the Messages window is still empty.

5) The Tick tab is clicked. All of the ticks received so far are shown.
Note that only 9 trade ticks have been observed. Our strategy does not
kick in until after 10 bars: This was the default setting for MinBars
above. The tick data also contains bid and ask data, and which exchange
bid, ask and trades occur on (standard level 1 data I believe).

6) There is no data in the Indicators tab because the strategy has not
yet kicked in.

7) 2hr is pressed to play the next 2 hours. This brings us to time
101503. The strategy outputs messages in the Message window. For
example, it shows whenever the “volatility” (I explained the calculation
last time) is greater that the MaxVolatility which was set above to 0.1.

8) The Chart tab shows a chart with some info. The greed and red are the
usual OHLC tick data, for an up-tick and down-tick, respectively. The
yellow lines show the bar close prices plus the “volatility”. The blue
line is the cumulative average (the strategy was described in my last
message). At 9:31 we see large price movements above and below the
cumulative avg., which triggers the strategy to trade multiple times
(see next).

9) The Orders tab shows all of the orders made by the strategy so far.
The Fills tab gives info on each order that was filled. The Results tab
gives numerous statistics on the results of trades made so far. For
example, it shows that there have been 8 trades.

10) We press 4hr to simulate 4 more hours of trading. This takes us to
141504. We see that the prices remain above the cumulative avg. Thus the
strategy does not place any orders during this period.

11) Notice that the Indicators tab contains all the indicator
information received by the strategy.

12) The end button is pressed to play back until the end of the tick
data, which is at 164634. We see that the prices cross back down over
the cumulative avg. near the end of the trading day (we see in the
Orders tab that this occurred exactly at 161710). Note that there is a
small glitch in the charting: the yellow and blue lines are cut off at
16:15; I plan to look into this even though we don’t really need
charting (it could be helpful).

13) In the Results tab we see that a total of 14 trades were executed by
the strategy. Also the Gross PNL is $405.00 and the Net PNL is $387.00.

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Open source automated trading system Tradelink with Glean may have died but here are some forks with full FREE source code

Open source automated trading system Tradelink with Glean may have died but here are some forks with full FREE source code

Yes people have been expressing these concerns but here is a posting in my forum.

http://quantlabs.net/academy/forum/technical-forum/dotnet-open-source-automated-trading-system-tradelink-with-glean-is-dead-here-are-some-forks-with-source-code/#p378

Also beware the data provider and broker adapters may quickly go out of date really fast!

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is it matlab intertactive brokers with java or still tradelink with dotnet for open source trading

is it matlab intertactive brokers with java or still tradelink with dot for open source trading

IB-Matlab: trade with InteractiveBrokers using Matlab

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Why Tradelink is still the best open source trading platform in Microsoft .NET C#? Even with HFT potential

Hi there

I still think Tradelink is the best open source trading platform to invest time in terms of execution, order management, strategy management. I got some further honest thoughts on it below for myPremium Members!

Is Interactive Brokers still a solid choice for your data with these violations?

Why use Interactive Brokers are your real time trading data source with pacing violations?

http://quantlabs.net/academy/forum/technical-forum/why-use-interactive-brokers-are-your-real-time-trading-data-source-with-pacing-violations/

Some Premium Membership posting that went up  which is only for them!

Our working copy of Tradelink source code instance with API strategy development examples

News flash! Tradelink strategy development samples deleted in new version with expensive Glean

I even post a honest review of this new product Glean

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I even hosted a private Premium Members only webinar last night! There was lots revealed. Ih ope you can join this party.

Thanks for reading

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Solid FREE open source trading platform new features of Tradelink with IQFeed 5 and Reuters data import

Solid FREE open source trading platform new features of Tradelink with IQFeed 5 and Reuters data import

NEW FEATURES
* iqfeed works for all iqfeed users, no api purchase required
* iqfeed 5 support; tick and volume bars supported in iqfeed
* trueFX and thompson reuters data importing
* improved bar backfilling
* tick files can now be viewed while they are being recorded
* charting fixes
* fixes for replay playback timing, gauntlet memory simulations
* default install folder fixed for 64bit machines
* visual studio 2010 upgrade in c++ tradelink
* model removal and notification in generic views
* corrected most compiler warning messages
* many small fixes and features

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How to get strategy development C# dotNet examples before commercial Tradelink Glean

How to get strategy development C# dotNet examples before commercial Tradelink Glean

Point your browser to the same version repository version I got:

http://code.google.com/p/tradelink/source/browse/?r=3600#svn%2Ftrunk%2FResponses

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FREE Open Source trading Tradelink Glean video and honest feedback of it

 

FREE Open Source trading Tradelink Glean video and honest feedback of it

After installing you get guided to:

http://www.pracplay.com/landings/afterinstallingtradelink

Some brutally honest feedback on Tradelink and Glean

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/printthread.php?threadid=245828

My take:

I think I will stick with the ‘legacy’ non Glean way to develop strategies within

Tradelink. I think it defeats the purpose of the project if I am force to dynamically

pay for unlockng or optimizing my Glean designed strategies.

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Unknown but alternatives to Interactive Brokers with potential broker connectivity to FREE open source trading Tradelink

Unknown but alternatives to Interactive Brokers with potential broker connectivity to FREE open source trading Tradelink

This came in from someone via Youtube. This could be an important list but I like named brand brokers as my

money will be sitting in their accounts.  Thanks to him for providing this.

A couple other options that you might want to consider:

Vision Financial Markets (Genesis no longer exists as a brokerage, but you can use their TradeNavigator platform through something like Vision):

http://www.visionfinancialmarkets.com/securities/services/platforms/

Cobra Trading (they offer IB TWS, and can give you an extra layer of protection, or you can just use IQ or Realtick for equities/options only):

http://cobratrading.com/

Speedtrader:

Home 2

They offer DAS. Equities/options only.

Speedtrader’s affiliate based in the Bahamas called SureTrader:

SureTrader (offers DAS, no PDT rules, so people with under $25,000 accounts can still trade):

https://suretrader.com/default.aspx

Mastertrader (offers realtick and Sterling)

http://www.mastertrader.com/Online-Trading-Software-Platform-Comparison/

More feedback

Speedtrader/SureTrader are affiliated with DAS (same guy owns all 3), and again with SureTrader, no PDT limit for trading, you can trade with under 25,000. You can use the DAS Api which even works with tradelink, it also has FIX.

Vision is a credited FCM, for sure. You can use realtick/genesis through vision for futures and equities trading (including fx futures)

More:

Keep in mind that DAS is a nasdaq platinum partner:

https://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader.aspx?id=CertifiedPartners

And the same people who own DAS also own speedtrader and suretrader (which can give your clients the right to trade at under $25,000 since its based in the bahamas). Tradelink supports DAS too.

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More:

ChoiceTrade is another one:

http://www.choicetrade.com/

(equities/options) also uses DAS.

If they’re newbies, then you can recommend suretrader, since there is no PDT and you can trade under 25000. Since it’s in the bahamas, the opening requirements for canada+us would be same. SpeedTrader (suretrader’s older brother) has been around since 2000. Or if you need an all-in-one type account (equities+futures+fx futures), you can use vision with genesis/trade navigator or realtick.

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