Trading Blox™ does not provide data for historical testing or order generation purposes. It is recommended that users of Trading Blox purchase their data from a data provider to research trading system performance and/or generate orders for real trading. Limited out of date courtesy data is made available to new customers for a limited time, for orientation purposes.
Here are some of the providers that have data that is compatible with the Trading Blox™ engine:
CSI – Preferred End of Day Data Vendor
Provides Stock, ETF, Mutual Fund, Futures, and Forex DAILY data. Trading Blox will read the data files created by CSI without translation, so the process of updating data on a daily basis becomes a one button, or automated task. In addition, CSI provides the delivery month for futures, and the unadjusted close for stocks and futures. The unadjusted close is especially important for backtesting split adjusted stock data. Trading Blox customers will receive the dividend data separately, so that the correct P&L can be computed for long term trades, taking into consideration both stock splits and dividends.
If you order from CSI please be sure to inform them that you are a Trading Blox™ customer and use discount code TBLOX15 to receive a 15% discount on your first order.
Instructions on how to connect data from CSI to Trading Blox.
Instructions on how to add a new market in CSI for use in Trading Blox.
Detailed instructions on how to connect and troubleshoot CSI Stock data to Trading Blox
Detailed instructions on how to connect and troubleshoot CSI Forex data to Trading Blox
Portara CQG Datafactory – Preferred RTH Daily & Intraday FUTURES Data Vendor. No Stocks.
Create continuous back-adjusted ASCII CSV files with CQG Datafactory™ Intraday and Daily Historical Futures Data using Portara Charts™ The CQG Databases reside locally on your machine. Portara Charts™ software is included complimentary. You may roll, compress, chart and customize your own ASCII/CSV formats for back-testing. Portara is fully Blox compatible with out-of-the-box templates.
Create RTH Daily data. It is CQG Datafactory with a Front End. Check it out at www.portarablox.com.
Free 14 Day Trial www.portara.org
Preferred Intraday Data Provider eSignal and QCollector from Tradeworks Software. A nice automated solution.
Export to text available using Bloomberg. Not an automated solution.
Some global stock alternatives:
Trading Blox™ supports the MetaStock format as well as ASCII text (Excel .CSV files as well). Some of the data vendors our customers use successfully are CSI, Worden, eSignal, Metastock, Pinnacle, Bloomberg, and many other country specific data providers.