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 AndyB72 
Udine Italy
 
Experience: Advanced
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Hi all, I'm new like Elite member, buy today. I think Elite is a good solution to allow forums like this to live.

I'm here because I'm thinking about Build Alpha. I check GSB (complicated), Adaptrade (no decent strategies found and big difference about sw result and mc results...), now I'm looking on BA.

I would like to ask users here more details after more months of using this software because I'm attracted from type of setups it works on (similar to mine) but I see different opinions about. Could you write here some upgrated reviews ?

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 Hemmo 
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Experience: Intermediate
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AndyB72,

I suggest carefully reading the previous comments on this thread … there is some really good feedback, though I wish to clear up a few points raised by Mabi in September 2020:

1. You are not limited to making daily strategies. The timeframe is completely up to the user. For example, you can import minute, hourly, daily data … whatever you want. I have also done a bit with range bars.
2. Personally, I believe that the user’s workflow is critical to success in terms of minimising curve-fitting and the building of robust strategies.
3. My tip here is to add the key strategies for further development to the portfolio tool. Here, you can further develop and much more easily compare the strategies that made it past the first cut.
4. The strategies the user develops are theirs in open code. You only need to click one button and you can generate the strategy code in the blink of an eye for TradeStation, MultiCharts, MetaTrader, Python, etc. In fact, other than opening the software, this is the easiest step to copy the open code.

A few final comments from my experience in using Build Alpha:

- Remember, this product is a tool. Your success/failure can be heavily dependent on how you use the tool.

- There are many private videos with the software license and plenty of public videos on the BA YouTube site. You should consider carefully watching these many times to build your own personalised workflow to suit your own style of working because there are so many ways of approaching this.

Also, I am currently doing the beta testing on a Build Alpha training course which I think will be quite valuable in extracting more value out of the product. Though, it may be a while before it is released to the public. The third-party trainer has other courses available for algo trading, so I figure I need to be careful with the FIO rules relating to vendor promotions and what I say here. I will also take the opportunity to say that I AM NOT affiliated with the trainer or the vendor of the Build Alpha software, just a user.

I wish you well with your algo development and trading.

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