Create hundreds of algorithmic trading strategies at the click of a button.

No coding necessary. Software built for algorithmic traders.

Introducing Build Alpha for Algorithmic Trading

Build Alpha was created in order to help professional traders, money managers, and institutional investors create countless robust algorithmic trading strategies to meet their own risk criterion across asset classes.

This unique algo trading software allows traders and money managers the ability to create hundreds of algorithmic trading strategies with NO programming required. Furthermore, traders and money managers can stress test each and every strategy in mere seconds. Everything is point and click.

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My Goal

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Bridge the gap between the programming world, the quantitative trading world, and the money manager/trader who seeks to evolve with the times.

My Goal

BuildAlpha

Bridge the gap between the programming world, the quantitative trading world, and the money manager/trader who seeks to evolve with the times. Simply said, I want to make algorithmic trading accessible for all.

What is Build Alpha ?

Build Alpha is a genetic program that will search hundreds of thousands of possible entry signal combinations, price action events, exit criterion, and much more to form the best algorithmic trading strategies based on user selected fitness functions (Sharpe Ratio, Net Profit, etc.) and test criteria. Everything is point-and-click.

Shortly after hitting “Simulate”, the user will see hundreds of trading strategies in a sort-able table. The user will be able to view profit factors, Sharpe ratios, win percentages, equity curves, multiple different kinds of Monte Carlo analysis techniques, and our own industry leading robustness techniques such as: unique forward Variance Testing, noise testing and more to stress test each trading strategy.

Plus the ability to build portfolios of algo strategies, track correlations among strategies, stress test strategies, and much more. Additionally, Build Alpha will also print out full strategy code for NinjaTrader’s C#, TradeStation’s EasyLanguage, MultiChart’s PowerLanguage, and for both MetaTrader4 & 5.

Another unique feature is the ability to compare signals and strategies vs. random signals and strategies. This provides the trader/money manager the ability to lower the probabilities that strategies discovered are possibly curve-fit and actually possess an edge more than simply random signals could have generated. In other words, the edge/strategy discovered has some predictive value that could not have been found by random chance. Build Alpha creates a random mined baseline each and every simulation – this serves as the threshold to beat (along with Buy and Hold return plots for every market).

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BuildAlpha New Charting Options

What is Build Alpha ?

Build Alpha is a genetic program that will search billions of possible entry signal combinations, price action events, exit criterion, and much more to form the best algorithmic trading strategies based on user selected fitness functions (Sharpe Ratio, Net Profit, etc.) and test criteria. More importantly, everything is point-and-click.

Shortly after hitting “Simulate”, the user will see hundreds of trading strategies in a sort-able table. Next, the user will be able to view profit factors, Sharpe ratios, win percentages, equity curves, multiple different kinds of Monte Carlo analysis techniques, and our own industry leading robustness techniques such as: unique forward Variance Testing, noise testing and more to stress test each trading strategy.

Additionally, Build Alpha provides the ability to build portfolios of algo strategies, track correlations among strategies, stress test strategies, and much more. Finally, Build Alpha also prints out full strategy code for NinjaTrader’s C#, TradeStation’s EasyLanguage, MultiChart’s PowerLanguage, and for both MetaTrader4 & 5.

Another unique feature is the ability to compare real strategies vs. randomly generated
strategies. This provides the trader/money manager the ability to lower the probabilities that
discovered strategies are possibly curve-fit and instead actually possess an edge. That is, an edge more than simply random signals could have generated. In other words, the discovered edge/strategy has some predictive value that could not have been found by random chance. In summary, Build Alpha creates a random mined baseline each and every simulation – this serves as the threshold to beat (along with Buy and Hold return plots for every market) to identify true edge.

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Build Alpha Algo Trading Input Interface for Algo Trading

How It Works

In Three Easy Steps…

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Pick a Market and Test Dates
Choose Up to 5,000 Entry Signals
Set Exit Combinations
Select Fitness Function

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Run Build Alpha Simulator

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Analyze Results
View Hundreds of Strategies
Stress Test Algorithms
Run Forward Simulations
Create Portfolios
Check Correlations
Print Tradeable Code

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Build Alpha Trading Software

View detailed descriptions on the How To Use and Features pages…

Build Alpha Algorithmic Trading Software

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Example Algorithmic Trading Strategies

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Long – eMini S&P500
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Long – Orange Juice
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Short – Crude Oil
BuildAlpha Equity Curve Cumulative results
Long/Short Nasdaq
BuildAlpha Equity Curve Line
Long – US 30 Yr Bonds. Easily Converts To TradeStation
BuildAlpha Equity Curve
Natural Gas – Short
BuildAlpha Equity Curve
Long – Nikkei
BuildAlpha Equity Curve
Long – US 30 Yr Bond
BuildAlpha Equity Curve
Long – DAX
BuildAlpha Equity Curve
Short – Dow Jones

Example Algorithmic Trading Strategies

Algo System Trading SP500
Long – eMini S&P500
Automated Trading Strategies Orange Juice Algo Strategy
Long – Orange Juice
Automated Trading Software Oil Short Algo Strategy
Short – Crude Oil
Automated Trading Strategies Algo Portfolio Results
Long/Short Nasdaq
Automated Trading Strategies Algo Equity Curve TradeStation
Long – US 30 Yr Bonds. Easily Converts To TradeStation
Automated Trading Strategies CL Short Algo Strategy
Natural Gas – Short
Automated Trading Strategies SP500 Long Algo Strategy
Long – Nikkei
Algo Trading Strategy 30 Year Bond Strategy
Long – US 30 Yr Bond
Best Automated Trading Strategy German Dax Algo Strategy
Long – DAX
Best Automated Trading Strategy Dow 30 Algo Strategy
Short – Dow Jones

Now partnered with TradeStation

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Contact me today to find out how TradeStation and Build Alpha can help you

Now Partnered with MultiCharts

To view details regarding MutliCharts please visit here: www.buildalpha.com/multicharts
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We are a proud NinjaTrader Ecosystem Vendor

*Please note Build Alpha comes with historical data for accurate testing*

FAQ

Build Alpha launched with *only* 1,000 indicators and functions. Now Build Alpha has more than 7,000+ signals to choose from as I constantly add more with each new update. Furthermore, Build Alpha contains technical indicators, price action signals, breakouts, candlesticks, quantified chart patterns, volume signals, and more. However, Build Alpha also contains non-price-based signals such as: market breadth, economic data, holidays, news events, vix term structure, treasury yields and spreads, gamma exposure, and more. These non-price-based signals give much needed context to price action and volume-based strategies to help keep strategies in-tune with the current market regime/environment in a way that price action only strategies typically cannot. You also have the ability to build your own indicators and signals with a drag and drop code-free builder. You can also add your own custom indicators with python, if you want. More importantly, there is no coding required to use Build Alpha.

Yes, absolutely. There is a written Signal Glossary and User Manual with pictures and text explanations. Additionally, there is also a private video training library that contains 50+ personal videos where I discuss the basics of the software and system trading. Next, I get into more advanced videos where I show examples, explain the validation tests and explain what is a pass/fail, best practices, and some dos and donts. Ultimately, I conclude with portfolio construction and live strategy monitoring techniques.

Yes, Build Alpha was designed for serious traders that want to quantify their edges but is flexible for all traders. In addition, Build Alpha has a great community that ranges from small traders with only a few thousand-dollar accounts to start all the way to hedge funds, family offices and RIAs with 100M+ in AUM. Most important, the software is flexible and gives full control over account and position sizing to fit your situation;  all risk metrics and tests scale to your account size settings.

Absolutely. The best trader of all time, Jim Simons, is an automated trader. I had an article about him published on SeeItMarket here: https://www.seeitmarket.com/5-lessons-from-one-of-the-greatest-traders-of-all-time-jim-simons/

In addition, here are a few Build Alpha user success stories here: buildalpha.com/success

Yes, you can absolutely automate your trading. Build Alpha will produce fully automated code for any strategy you build for a variety of platforms and brokers including TradeStation, Ninjatrader8, Metatrader4, Pro Real Time, MultiCharts, Stage5 and more. In addition, I have also partnered with TradeStation and Interactive Brokers to be able to monitor strategies and trade directly through the Build Alpha platform on both sim and live accounts. Live trading through Build Alpha is coming very soon. Important to note, I will be adding more broker connections soon! If you have suggestions please email them to me.

Yes, technical support is included. Furthermore, there is access to the user group as well as direct email and direct messaging to myself. I am extremely fast to respond to emails so please shoot me one anytime at david@buildalpha.com.

Build Alpha works on all asset classes and markets. Stocks, ETFs, futures, forex, alternative data and even cryptocurrencies. Any timeframe, any bar type, any asset class. In case that is not enough, you can even import alternative and custom data via txt or csv file. 

Validation is where the true edge lies and why Build Alpha has a large suite of advanced validation and robustness tests to stress test every strategy. More importantly, this is the main emphasis of Build Alpha and my trading passion. I have spent the last decade with this as my research focus. In fact, most of the tests and methods can be read about at buildalpha.com/feature but please feel free to check out the blog posts and demo videos as well. In any event, I am always around to answer any questions, discuss new ideas and tests for the software as well.

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