Mnikolic Investment Technologies
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Mnikolic Investment Technologies
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Version v2.0 of the PivotBuilder Trading Suite represents one of the most significant upgrades to the series, featuring full support for new platforms and significant improvements to PivotBuilder's performance - both technical and financial. The new version also introduces a signal filter, intended for Strategy and ShowMe/Alert add-ons of the framework.

New code architecture

Much of PivotBuilder's code has been modernized - rewritten and restructured - yielding significant technical performance increases. Speed of calculations is between 20% and 100% higher in v2.0 versus the previous version 1.12. This is especially evident in Strategy (auto-trading) Add-ons (LE, LX, SE, SX) during value optimization and deep history signal calculation. In addition to processor utilization, v2.0 also greatly improves memory management. It has a lower memory footprint with faster memory address access via new functions, resulting in greater overall efficiency. You can load and process thousands of bars of data without going over 300 megabytes of RAM.

Support for new platforms

PivotBuilder v2.0 introduces native support for TradeStation v9.5 and MultiCharts 9+ platforms - in addition to existing support for TradeStation 9, 9.1, and MultiCharts 8, 8.5, 8.8. The new platforms offer true multi-core (dual, quad, and higher) CPU support options, and PivotBuilder v2.0 takes full advantage of them. Efficient utilization of a CPU (processor) directly translates to higher performance.

New Signal Filter

Based on a momentum seeking algorithm, the new, optional filter continually scans market action and attempts to avoid times of consolidation and tightly ranging price action. Since its strict function is to filter signals (and not modify pivots directly), the filter is only available in signal-issuing add-ons: Strategy (LE, LX, SE, SX) and ShowMe/Alert. A newly implemented parameter called Filter.level controls the Signal Filter. Setting it to values higher than 0 applies signal filtering: thus, 0 disables the filter (default), 1 = light filtering, 2 = heavy filtering. The Signal Filter is most useful in intraday, narrow range trading and/or when Trigger line period is set to a low value (under 30).

Below are performance metrics for a strategy based on PivotBuilder v2.0 - the restructured algorithm and Signal Filter set to 1 (light).

E-mini S&P500 Futures (CME: ES) 6-minute chart; PivotBuilder LE/SE strategies added targeting intraday, medium-term trend.

The above strategy workspace will be available for download from PivotBuilder's workspace library within 3 days of this publication.

PivotBuilder's manual has been revised (especially section 4.4.3) to cover all new features of v2.0. If possible use TradeStation 9.5 or MultiCharts 9+ to take full advantage of new code architecture.

Custom Workspace Development

Although PivotBuilder is intuitive to configure and optimize, we now also offer the optional service of premium workspace development for those traders who just care about signals and not actual strategy building. Based on client's budget and trading preferences (market, time frame, risk), we develop, optimize, and deep-history test profitable configurations to ensure its returns are consistent across multiple economic and market cycles. If you're interested in premium workspace development, please contact us with your expectations and we'll reply within 24-48 hours.

Existing Customers

  • Version v2.0 framework, like prior upgrades, is free to all existing PivotBuilder license holders.
Download version 2.0

New Customers

  • If you are interested in purchasing PivotBuilder, please visit the official store page below.
Purchase PivotBuilder

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