Why Seer?

A s system traders ourselves we were becoming increasingly frustrated with the limited functionality of existing platforms and software packages available to system traders not looking to build their own platforms as key functionality was either missing or inadequate for the level of sophistication our systems needed, such as portfolio backtesting, visualization and multi asset support.

 

F urther analysis led us to realize that many platforms that were on offer had simply 'shoe horned' the likes of backtesting and auto trading as extra features of manual retail execution platforms.

So, it was clear that the only way we could get the level of sophistication we needed was to design and build a system for ourselves and other traders looking for multi system, multi asset backtesting with full auto trading.

As we are sure you will agree the features now offered in the Seer platform sets as a clear best of bread offering.

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Features

 High performance automated trading platform. Perl scripting language with all underlying functions written in native C. 

 Optional semi automatic trading with manual approval of orders

 Multiple trading systems deployed on the same machine (each within a separate thread)

 Remote trade monitoring and control via embedded web server

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Have access to the most cutting edge statistical techniques through native integration with the R platform. You can use all R commands in any part of the Seer platform to perform complex statistical analysis on which you can base trading decisions. 

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Trading systems developed in SEER can be deployed on servers physically near to or in brokers’ data centers

 This allows worldwide participation in the market because slow, unreliable connections with poor latency are removed as obstacles to trading.

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The Seer platform allows investors to test and execute multiple trading systems simultaneously against one cash / equity base. This means that the logic of different trading strategies can be separated and tested independently, but executed simultaneously on the markets.                                        

 Smooth equity curves through diversified exposure

 Increase trading frequency

 Reduce portfolio risk

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Trading Systems are encrypted for specific users. This means that there is no risk of system redistribution.                                        

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Seer supports multiple asset classes including stocks, futures and forex, and understand the different margin models associated with these instruments. This allows creation of e systems that span multiple asset classes.

 Back-test and trade multiple systems simultaneously

 Smooth equity curves through diversified exposure

 Increase trading frequency

 Reduce portfolio risk

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Rather than simply perform backtesting for each symbol in a portfolio (often called basket backtesting), Seer uses event based backtesting resulting in true portfolio backtesting that mimics real-life execution. With true portfolio backtesting Seer exposes your logic to the cash balances and the value of all positions within the account at any time.

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Optimization is a seductive concept that uses brute force to find the best possible profit for a given set of variables or parameters that exist within a trading system. Seer takes this one step further by allow an optimization to work across multiple systems. Together with SEERs  built-in visualization tools, traders are able to validate optimized results sets. This allows detailed analysis on how different types of systems interact when focusing on risk (exposure to market), order timing and account cash management.

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Every trading system is run at a specified time frame (the heart beat) but sometimes you'll want to confirm your signals with rules generated from a different time frame. For example, a trading system trading at the end of day might want to use the weekly time frame to confirm long term trends.

Seer includes the more common time frames such as Month, Week, Day, Hour, 30 minutes, 20 Minutes, 15 Minutes, 10 minutes, 5 Minutes and 1 minute but you can also define and use your own time frames. This will allow you to create time frames such as a 7 minute bar or a 45 second bar. You will also be able to us all these time frames together should you choose to do so.

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Position sizing (or money management) is considered by many successful traders to be one of the most important aspects of trading. Unfortunately, many traders either ignore position sizing or spend to little time analyzing the effects on their account balance.

Seer has been designed with position sizing as one of its key functional components and as a result you'll find it easy to use, build and test effective position sizing strategies.

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Seer includes a powerful debugger allowing you to step through your trading system that allows you to set and define your own breakpoints.

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Build your trading system using a host of technical analysis indicators and other logic. Your system can use multiple time frames and apply complex position sizing logic based upon account balances.

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Have you ever wanted to rank the symbols in your portfolio and perform actions on the result? Perhaps, ranking your portfolio based on a percentage price movement together with a technical analysis indicator and take a position on the best (or worst) instruments on a bar by bar basis? Well, with Seer you can.

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Many software apps use a simple 'signal' for trade enter/exit, basically a true or false value which then is used to enter/exit a position. In Seer an actual 'order' is created and the lifecycle of the order is simulated by the backtesting engine. This allows the trader to interact with the order during it's life, such as programmatically cancelling it or changing values (such as stop/limit prices).  As Seer uses real orders, multiple orders for the same symbol/system can be active at any one time which can support much more complex adaptive risk management strategies.

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View the trade history in a variety of formats, including average trade win/loss, Net profit by year/month, Maximum Favorable Excursion, Maximum Adverse Excursion and distribution. You can also export the full history into Excel for further analysis.

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View active positions in a variety of formats, including drill down by SIC sector, market value and contribution to profit/loss.

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Testimonial

Honestly the most sophisticated back-testing and forward execution engine we have ever used!

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H. Van Eeden, System Developer & Trader

Features

Unlike other platforms, Seer and its features were designed and built from the ground up for the sole purpose of algorithm development and deployment.