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intelligent trading algorithms™
Mnikolic Investment Research
intelligent trading algorithms™

TradeBuilder Ultimate represents our new flagship software - a master, multi-purpose toolbox for chartist of any experience level, from novice to certified market technician. Similar to TradeBuilder Classic, TradeBuilder Ultimate is capable of compounding effects of dozens of indicators to produce a signal validated by many dimensions of technical analysis. Unlike Classic, Ultimate spans beyond established technical analysis and includes complex, multi-disciplinary indicators capable of performing feats such as Price-Volume Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, and even Market Breadth Analysis - simultaneously. In a nutshell, a signal validated by multiple disciplines of market analysis is a signal that has a greater probability of success. TradeBuilder Ultimate debuts with 44 integrated indicators and over 210 related parameters, allowing traders to customize any strategy to fit any price behavior, chart type, or time frame. This may sound labor-intensive but with Ultimate's built-in optimization capabilities, discovering best performing input values takes only a few minutes, with the process being mostly automatic. TradeBuilder Ultimate is currently only available on TradeStation and MultiCharts platforms - if you're a Metatrader user, consider TradeBuilder Classic or compare the two editions to find the best fit.


Above: TradeBuilder Ultimate utilizing momentum and trend following integrated indicators to trade IWM (Russel 2000 ETF) intraday action - 5000 share bar chart.


44 Integrated Indicators + 210 parameters = Millions of Real Strategy Possibilities

TradeBuilder Ultimate ships with the following integrated indicators (grouped by styles of market and technical analysis):

Volatility Studies

  • Average Directional Index (ADX)
  • Average True Range (ATR)
  • Bollinger Bands (BB)
  • Bollinger Bandwidth (BBBW)
  • Chaikin Volatility (CVOL)
  • Commodity Selection Index (CSI)
  • Keltner Channel (KC)
  • Mass Index (MI)
  • Price Channel (PC)
  • Price Channel %PC (PCPC)
  • Ulcer Index (UI)

Momentum Analysis

  • Accelerator Decelerator (ACDC)
  • Chaikin Oscillator (COS)
  • Chande Momentum (CMOM)
  • Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
  • CCI Average (CCIA) - MultiCharts Exclusive
  • Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)
  • MACD: Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
  • Momentum (MOM)
  • Price Oscillator (PO)
  • Rate of Change (ROC)
  • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
  • Stochastic Oscillator (STOCH)
  • Ultimate Oscillator (UO)
  • Williams %R (WPR)

Volume, Price-Volume Analysis

  • Accumulation Distribution (ACDS)
  • Accumulation Distribution, Larry Williams (ADLW)
  • Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)
  • Ease of Movement (EMO)
  • Money Flow Index (MFI)
  • Negative Volume Index (NVI)
  • On Balance Volume (OBV)
  • Open Interest (OI)
  • Positive Volume Index (PVI)
  • Price Volume Trend (PVT)
  • Volume (VOL)

Purely Trend Following

  • Arms Index (TRIN) - MultiCharts Exclusive
  • Aroon Oscillator (ARO)
  • Moving Average Cross (MA)
  • Parabolic SAR (PSAR)
  • Polarized Fractal Efficiency (PFE)
  • TRIX: Triple Exponential Average (TRIX)

Statistical, Fundamental, and Breadth Analysis

  • Correlation (CORR)
  • Fundamental Analysis Validation (FUND) - TradeStation Exclusive
  • Linear Regression Curve (LRC)
  • Price/Earnings (PE) - TradeStation Exclusive

You probably counted 46 indicators total - that is because 42 indicators are included in both, TradeStation and MultiCharts, and another 4 split between the two of them as exclusives (44 per platform). Many of the above indicators have trend-following applications, especially those categorized under volatility and momentum, when used with higher Period values (e.g. MACD of 12,121,3). You can combine any number of them to create a unique strategy. Our research has shown that combining indicators from different styles of market analysis yields best results. The logic behind this is that you are essentially validating a signal with many tools, each using a unique way to calculate it. This approach is analogous to employing multiple specialists from different fields to solve a problem - if they all come up with the same answer then the answer has a higher probability of being correct. Future versions of TradeBuilder Ultimate will introduce additional integrated indicators and moving average types, including VWAP.


TradeBuilder Ultimate in Action

The following are real strategy examples spanning different markets, time frames, and chart types, demonstrating the potential and capabilities of Ultimate's feature-rich toolset.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) 30-minute Intraday Swing Strategy

TradeBuilder Ultimate excels at higher and lower time frames - the only difference between the two are input parameter values, all of which are auto-optimizable via TradeStation and MultiCharts. This DIA strategy makes use of all 4 auto-trading add-ons - LE and LX for long trade management; SE and SX for short trade management. Trade openers (LE, SE) are configured more conservatively so that trades open on more reliable signals, while trade exiters (LX, SX) are configured more aggressively, getting you out of the market at the early signs of trend or momentum weakness. This approach (open conservatively, close aggressively) to strategy development is recommended if your objective is to follow trend in either direction while minimizing trading activity during consolidation. TradeBuilder Ultimate clients can download this strategy's workspace from the user community forum.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) 30-minute Intraday Swing Strategy - Equity Curve, Performance Statistics, Analysis


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) 10-minute Chart

This is another intraday swing trading strategy focusing on capturing above average volatility, with smaller price ripples being filtered. The strategy capitalizes on riding swings to exhaustion while taking small losses or breaking even during extreme consolidation.


SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSE: SPY) 5-cent Renko Chart

Fixed price charts like Renko and Range are effective at identifying trend. In this case, the small (5-cent) unit we use for building Renko bricks, in combination with TradeBuilder Ultimate's compounding of Bollinger Bands (applying volatility studies), Ease of Movement (volume validation), Linear Regression Curve (statistics), and CCI (momentum), allows us to follow major, underlying trend on an intraday scale. Thanks to the use of more aggressive Linear Regression values, we're able to filter out most of the consolidation noise.


NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) 15 Minute Chart

This strategy follows stock fundamentals - just one of 44 included integrated indicators. In particular, it blends Price/Earnings ratio with a moving average to generate trend-following signals. This approach works especially well in the volatile, technology sector, with NVDA being one of its drivers.


In addition to above material, more downloadable, preconfigured workspaces will follow in the coming months - all will be available for download to TradeBuilder Ultimate clients, free of charge. We will also publish additional showcase examples of TradeBuilder Ultimate's recommended practices and applications.


Getting TradeBuilder Ultimate

TradeBuilder Ultimate is available for sale at the official MNikolic Store. Each purchase includes a lifetime license (free upgrades to all future versions), as well as 30 days of complimentary, trading-grade VPS service (courtesy of our sister company, ChartVPS). Those clients who pre-ordered the product can now download it from their licensed software portal.

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Marko Nikolic
President and Chief Developer
Friday, December 15, 2017, Toronto, Canada

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