I'm very astonished at the performance of your software.
I'm very astonished at a risk manager of correlation in particular.
The function of this Blox is very powerful.
Such test is impossible by a TradeStation, TradersStudio and a Wealth-lab.
I'm thankful that you and your group gave me valuable knowledge and know-how.
I bought Blox, and that was wonderful shopping.
I understood why Trading Blox was more expensive than other software.
Your software doesn't sell only the functions of the Backtest.
Your software sells knowledge, wisdom, experience and know-how in addition to the function of the Backtest.
Tokosumi Keiichi, Japan
I want to thank you for your seamless friendly, efficient, and competent assistance. It is very much appreciated. It is good to know that customer service is there and stands ready to assist. Thank you very much.
As a new user of Trading Blox I have been greatly impressed by the level of support and help I have received from Trading Blox in setting up the system and in linking to two very different data sources including minute data and end of day data, etc. They have been timely, persistent in addressing the issues and very good about explaining why different providers do different things and how Trading Blox deals with the data, etc.
First of all let me say, this program is amazing. Its a dream come true for someone who has < 0 programming ability. If you know how to turn on a computer....you know how to use this program. Before this product, I envisioned years of struggling with learning programming just to do what I did in the first 10 minutes with this program. Ten minutes with this program and I have already learned so much about what works and what doesn't that I am actually giddy. What an eye opening experience. Thank you for creating a product that a person with ideas but no programming ability can use. A world of possibility has just opened up ...Thanks again and best of luck with the software and your company...
I just want to say this program truly rocks! I can't tell you how many hours I have spent trying to program a system using TS or excel only to find it's not calculating some portion of some equation correctly or to find out from support there is no way to program that using "easy language" so I'm back to the drawing board doing it all again. VT is light years ahead of TS. Easy interfaces and optimization methods and it's fast! And I can see real results I know are accurate. Really well done!
The thing I like best about Trading Blox is the ease of use and excellent support. The customer support team is very responsive, patient, and friendly to deal with. The product is way ahead of the rest of the market for someone like me with no computer code writing skills. Trading Blox offers sobering results as opposed to other software companies that offer mind boggling over optimized unrealistic results.
Will Griffin, UK
I've used TBB for a couple of months and here are my initial thoughts. Overall TBB is a very solid program. Its developer's backgrounds are from managed money and this is why you see such in depth portfolio performance metrics. The TBB concept (building blocks) helps the programmer streamline his/her ideas and speeds development and also gets the programmer into thinking about the very important area of money management. Most software packages concern themselves with the development of an entry/exit algorithm and provides limited tools to applying capital allocation models. This is the true strength of the software. Once you develop a good trading algorithm you have unlimited tools to enhance it through the application of money management.
George Pruitt, Director of Research, Futures Truth
I purchased Trading Blox Builder a few weeks ago after going through an on line demo. I was up and running in no time.
The specs on many of the products I trade in South Africa are rather peculiar. They were able to design me a futures file that worked on my specific products. The tests seem incredibly accurate.
I think you have to have tested and traded quite a bit too fully appreciate what TB offers. It really allows you to test every aspect of a system and to become familiar with various money management principles. It used to take me hours to try and work out the effect of a change in risk where as now it takes a few seconds. It’s led me to make some pretty drastic (risk) changes to my model already.
In retrospect I am fairly pleased I had the custom data issues, it gave TB a chance to show their true colours and I am very comfortable with my purchase knowing the kind of guys that developed it.
The programme is incredibly powerful and I believe that if you are serious about trading then TB will be a great addition to your trading arsenal
Timothy Gibson, South Africa
One of the few things I missed while on vacation was Trading Blox. It’s good to be back home.
I am happy with Trading Blox. It is fast and is a very valuable tool for backtesting trading systems & portfolio combinations.
I found the customer support is as good as the product itself - fast and responsive.
Cheok Meng Tou, Australia
Trading Blox has been far easier to program or test than TradeStation and I think far more functional. It's also nice having a bunch of complete systems right out of the box compared to TS's indicators and paintbars.
I'm 110% satisfied with the product and I look at the purchase price as the cheapest stop loss I ever spent.
First off let me congratulate you on Trading Blox Builder, its an excellent product. I'm really astounded at the potential of it.
Michael Chin, Singapore
I have been delighted with all aspects of the product and service. Trading Blox is easy to set up and intuitive to use. It has buttons and switches and dials for almost every different aspect of the craft, which can be tuned and set and fiddled with to your heart’s content. By carefully sifting through the output of many different tests, using many different systems and settings you develop a feel for trend following and the markets themselves, which is enhanced as you trade, day by day.
The built in generic systems provide an solid base. Many will need to go no further. You can make use of the enormously powerful parameter stepping facility to experiment with many different variations of a given system on a single future or on a basket of any size. In a single swift test for instance, you can try many different combinations of a dual moving average crossover system, using (by way of example) from 10 to 100 days for the short moving average and 50 to 300 days for the long moving average. Add in any other stepped parameter to this or any other test: position sizing from 1% to 10 % by 1% steps for instance, closed versus open equity as your bet size base, different stepped slippage or commission assumptions – the possibilities are endless. You can combine many different built in systems, each with a separate portfolio and different money management rules and run a test to see the effects of trading the complex combination out of one account.
You need not write a line of code to gain a deep understanding of trend following. But those with an enquiring mind will want to buy the programmable version and probe further. To look at different trading methods, to code systems they read about in technical publications and books, to design their own indicators and algorithms. And those who do follow this path will find the “building Blox” method simple to grasp, especially since they will have the code from the built in systems as examples to work from and a detailed and well written manual.
Buyers also benefit from the users forum and quick response from Tim Arnold and his team when they need help. There are a number of experienced traders on the forum who have contributed detailed posts on many aspects of system design and trading and who often step in to help answer new users’ questions. The trading Blox team has been swift to respond to user requests for help and are constantly bringing on enhancements to an already very impressive product.
Anthony Garner, Switzerland
Conclusion: Trading Blox Builder is one of the best back testing software products available and satisfied in every way during the test period. It is one of the few products offering a total back testing solution that can be used easily by those with absolutely no programming experience. The System Reports are very detailed and deliver not only important system information, but also extensive monthly and yearly performance data. By displaying individual trades in a chart users gain a comprehensive look at a systems characteristics in an easy to understand format. The product’s relatively high price makes it more suitable for professional and larger private investors. However, anyone looking to gain insight into system trading and testing should utilize the test version and eventually consider the entry level product when the time is right.
Review in TRADERS' magazine
Trading Blox is a superior system testing and development platform which has been very well received by our clients. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is serious about backtesting their ideas in the most realistic environment possible.
Shane Wisdom, President, Wisdom Financial, Inc.
Wisdom Financial, Inc.
I don't know of any better platform for backtesting mechanical trading systems with futures and I have a hard time to think that there is a much better one out there. The support is world class: Extremely fast, very helpful, very detailed answers and ... even on weekends !!! Compared to other backtesting platforms I have used TB is extremely fast and has functionality which is unmatched by other platforms I know (multi-systems, multi-currencies, flexible parameter entries).
Thomas Forster, Switzerland
TBB is one of my favorite pieces of software and I am definitely happy/satisfied with it.
Greg Tomkins, Canada
The product is excellent as is the forum and customer service. The only thing I see is that you are selling this excellent product too cheap. I would have paid double the price and still thought I stole it.
A strong, responsive team of developers and a vibrant, knowledgeable and demanding community of users have combined to create an outstanding product. The flexibility and split second speed allow me to develop and thoroughly test ideas in days and weeks rather than weeks and months. In short, I believe that Trading Blox is an important tool for anyone interested in creating robust systematic trading strategies.
J.R. Toronto, Canada
I did my home work and this is by far the best software to test a strategy on multiple markets. I'm very pleased with it and is an indispensable tool for me as a CTA thanks so much and keep up the good work, also the support was great thanks again.
Dario Michalek, Fund Manager
I am an extremely satisfied Trading Blox user. I've been using your modeling tool since inception with Veritrader. The ability to model my systems and then have my broker execute those trades in a mechanical fashion, has done wonders for my bank balance. The support from you and your team is fantastic and the additional reading on the forum has given me some great ideas to model and test. I haven't used any other testing platform, only sample downloads. None of those samples have shown enough functionality for me to even consider moving. Trading Blox gives me the confidence to mechanically trade my systems. Without that confidence, I no doubt would still be researching and reviewing and NOT actually trading. My trading has been profitable every year since I started in 2001, so I cannot complain.
Murray J Priestley, Sydney, Australia