New to Backtesting, Platform Recommendations?

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Old Mar 9, 2012, 3:08am   #1
 
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New to Backtesting, Platform Recommendations?

Hi I am new to backtesting. What are some good backtesting platforms that support Excel/CSV import of Historical Intraday Data? I am looking at Amibroker, and now MultiCharts, is there any other ones? My budget is not too high.. probably $200-$300. Thank you.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:45pm   #2
 
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I highly recommend Amibroker. Service/support is exceptional and it has a large community where help/ideas can be gleaned. For the cost is certainly beats many otgher products. The only issue I found is that futures can be complex to simulate, but for equities/fx its great.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 6:40am   #3
 
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I highly recommend Amibroker. Service/support is exceptional and it has a large community where help/ideas can be gleaned. For the cost is certainly beats many otgher products. The only issue I found is that futures can be complex to simulate, but for equities/fx its great.
Thanks! yeah I have decided to go with them.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 7:44pm   #4
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I highly recommend Amibroker. Service/support is exceptional and it has a large community where help/ideas can be gleaned. For the cost is certainly beats many otgher products. The only issue I found is that futures can be complex to simulate, but for equities/fx its great.
I second that.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 12:30pm   #5
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RightEdge is good too, you code in .net (C# or VBA), which is more powerful than a proprietary scripting language.
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