Frequently Asked Questions
Below you can find a list of the most frequent questions which we receive from trading community.
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StrategyQuant is a powerful strategy generator and research tool. It allows traders to generate strategies automatically for any market and any time frame using machine learning techniques and it does not require programming skills.
You can use SQ to find new and unique algo-trading systems that can give you a competitive advantage (edge) against other traders.
StrategyQuant is much more than a “just” strategy generator – its powerful research capabilities allow you to test your own trading ideas, run complex tests, and analysis of systematic trading strategies.
Without trying to brag, we believe that StrategyQuant is miles ahead of other programs.
Every program has some of its unique features, but only StrategyQuant X provides complex strategy development and research environment with unique features such as real tick testing, fuzzy logic, optimization, advanced robustness tests (e.g. System Parameter Permutation method, Optimization profile, Walk-Forward Matrix), build-in AlgoWizard strategy editor, custom projects workflow and so on.
You won’t find all this functionality anywhere else.
The focus of SQ X is not only on generating the strategies but on ensuring their robustness. SQ X is in constant development, and new advanced features are added regularly.
This is not the right question. Nobody can tell you this. Profit is also a function of risk – the higher risk brings (or should bring) more profit, but also more of danger.
StrategyQuant is used by both “small” retail traders who do it for a living, as well as by traders who trade with millions of US dollars.
However, it is only up to you how responsibly you build and test your strategies.
Yes, we will help you. Our support is ready to help you.
Even if you have no experience with algorithmic trading, you are covered.
You will get an e-book with a detailed description of the strategy development. It is not just a manual, but valuable know-how. In addition, you’ll get a comprehensive 56 lessons of algo-trading video course that will teach you everything you need to know.
StrategyQuant has an integrated data download tool (Data Manager section) that allows you to download high-quality data (read more on our blog).
You can also import data from other sources.
This is what the robustness tests are for. StrategyQuant includes many tools for robustness testing that allow you to find out how your strategy is vulnerable to different changes. You will get an e-book (as one of the bonuses to FULL license) where the testing is thoroughly explained. Moreover, our support is ready to help you.
They are two completely different things. The one in MetaTrader 4 is meant only for faster optimization of current parameters. The one in StrategyQuant allows traders to find automatically new unique strategies (including those that you wouldn’t normally even think of).
StrategyQuant generates full source code for all the supported trading platforms – currently for MetaTrader 4/5, TradeStation, MultiCharts, and JForex.
After the creation of a strategy in SQX for your supported platform, you can easily copy a source code from SQ to either backtest or trade it.
You can also write down the strategy rules and trade it manually if you want.
No, since we offer a fully functional trial version of the program, you can try the program before you buy it. We recommend you to do so before making a decision.
Do I need to have experience with algo-trading or trading in general?
It is an advantage, but it is not necessary. We provide comprehensive courses where you can learn everything you need to know about building your own algo-trading portfolio.
Many newcomers have mastered StrategyQuant. It is important only to be interested, patient and to have the will to learn.
Strategy source codes are not locked. The program produces complete source codes that you can use and alter if you want.
Yes, with a full (not trial) license. The strategies that you build are your property so you can use them anyhow you want (even sell them or rent them). There are even funds that operate with tens of millions of US dollars: and they use StrategyQuant.
Backtesting engines of SQ X are extensively tested to exactly match the engine of the target trading platform.
If your backtest differs then the most probable reason is different trading options or different data used in both platforms.
Please check if you are using the same data for backtesting and identical settings in both programs. If you think you still found a bug you can open a task for it in our task system: https://roadmap.strategyquant.com and we will investigate it.
Also, note that MetaTrader 4 does not support multi-chart, multi-TF strategies so it tests these strategies incorrectly.
StrategyQuant X is a unique and powerful computer program for developing automated trading systems. You don’t need to start with exact ideas.
AlgoWizard allows traders to create and backtest strategies using an intuitive visual Drag&Drop strategy editor for defining the trading rules (conditions and actions). It’s necessary to know the logic and the rules of a strategy that you want to build.
QuantAnalyzer is not for creating or defining new strategies, it analyses your current strategies and trading results.
QuantDataManager is a tool for downloading, managing, analysing, and exporting free historical data to use in your trading platform.
You can learn more here: https://strategyquant.com/blog/comparison-of-our-products/
We have a strict ‘one license for one computer’ policy as prevention against unauthorized distribution of software. However, we add the second license for free.
If you own a FULL Ultimate license, you will get a free Professional license on request.
If you own a FULL Professional license, you will get a free Starter license on request.
The final strategies can be easily saved in formats for MetaTrader 4/5, TradeStation, MultiCharts, or JForex.
Sure, contact us for further information. It’s a good idea to upgrade to Ultimate edition if you are serious about algo-trading (once you become familiar with the software).
You will get lifetime Support & Upgrades, lifetime high-quality Futures and Equities data subscription, SQ 4 Business (exporting and selling strategies on MQL market), an e-book Create Strategies For Micro E-mini Futures, all bonus sample strategies and all future bonuses and features.
We don’t sell ready- to -trade strategies. We focus on providing unique software that allows traders to create their own high-quality strategies.
We add a few sample profitable strategies as a bonus to full licenses. Please remember, they are samples – their purpose is educational.