Backtesting in PTF PRO - Trading Recommendation
You shouldn't enter more than 40-50 stocks in any one group to prevent crashing. Also you should in most cases only be creating groups with stocks from the same industry, therefore, there is never a need to enter more than 50 stocks into one group as the stocks won't be from the same industry as there are generally only about 15-25 tradeable stocks in any one industry.
In addition, if you enter a lot of small illiquid stocks which Yahoo Finance doesn't always have the best data for then this can cause crashing when backtesting. This is why we recommend only sticking to the large cap liquid stocks that are the best for pair trading, because they always have shortable inventory available - not every stock can be sold short, especially small stocks. The brokers don't always have inventory available for short sales on small illiquid stocks. However with large cap stocks like Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, they do.
Trading on PTF PRO with Forex, CFDs, Futures and Options
Traders interested to trade FX, CFDS, futures or options will want data on currencies (forex), futures, CFDs or options for which they will require an IQfeed data subscription or an integration to their Interactive Brokers' Trader Workstation, as per ...
PTF PRO User Testimonials
Example of a trader who is using PTF successfully. You can listen to the interview with him here: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AGDerkku_BphJzk&cid=4D269EBE6AA4E5DA&id=4D269EBE6AA4E5DA%211271&parId=root&o=OneUp Please also see the unsolicited ...
Day trading with PTF
PTF is not designed for intraday trading. It is designed for swing trading pairs and a holding between 1 to 3 weeks minimum.
Viewing trading signals in PTF
Trading signals only show up during the times when you have PTF open, so as to avoid getting unactionable historic signals every time one opens PTF. It is a live trading tool. If one wants to review historic signals then these are in the history ...
Co-integration in PTF
Yes, using Cointegration is an option in the software and we use it as a critical component of our trading system, though that is a choice. By default Cointegration is toggled off when you install PTF PRO as it is computationally costly. To enable it ...