Frequently Asked Questions


Expert Advisors & Profitability


What exactly is StrategyQuant?

StrategyQuant is a software program that can generate new trading systems (robots, Expert Advisors).
You can use it to find new and unique trading systems that can give you competitive advantage (edge) against other traders.

How is the algorithm in StrategyQuant different from genetic optimization in MetaTrader 4?

These are two very different things. MetaTrader allows you to optimize only the input parameters of the strategy, and it uses genetic algorithm in the process.
StrategyQuant, on the other hand, can CREATE the new strategies from scratch.

Do I need MetaTrader4 to use these strategies?

It is not a requirement. StrategyQuant can export the generated strategies in MetaTrader4 Expert Advisor format, so you can just take the strategy MQ4 and run it in MetaTrader.

If you trade manually, or using a different platform, you can also benefit from StrategyQuant. The strategy can be exported also in the plain text format, so that you can see what are the exact rules.
You can then trade the strategy manually or code it in your own favorite platform.

How much money can I really make?

If you ask this question you don't understand what StrategyQuant is about. It is not a black box or trading robot that gives some fixed income.
How much money you can make depends on the strategies you'll generate with it. There's no guarantee of anything in trading.

Do I need to have any prior experience in Forex trading?

Not necessarily, if you are willing to learn.
Any experience with automatic trading and strategy testing and valuation is a plus, but I cover most of the basics in the articles and Users Guide.

Will I get any help or assistance from you?

Yes, you will receive personal assistance and support with the purchase of the system. You can contact us with any program or trading related question and I will be happy to help you.

Is there a money back guarantee?

No, we do not provide refunds on orders and all sales are final, so don't miss the opportunity to use our free trial to see if StrategyQuant meets your needs.

Is the Expert Advisor code protected?

Source code for MetaTrader Expert Advisor generated by the program is not protected in any way. You'll get the complete source code for the strategy, nothing is hidden.

Can I sell the Expert Advisors generated by your program?

Yes, if you own the full version of StrategyQuant. The generated strategies are yours and you can do whatever you want with it.

I'm missing my favorite indicator

We are continually working on adding new technical indicators and update the functionality of our program.
You can drop us a note using the contact form about the indicator you'd like to have and we'll look at it.

Please note that standard common indicators have higher priority for us than some rare indicators found in forums.

My backtesting results in MetaTrader are different than in StrategyQuant

It is possible. Backtesting is not as simple as it seems, and if you don't run the MetaTrader backtests in the correct environment, you might get different results every time you run it.
There is a section in the Users Guide that addresses this problem.

How do I know the trading strategies produced will be profitable in real trading?

StrategyQuant offers several techniques to make sure the startegy is robust. The basic technque is testing the strategy on unknown data.
If the strategy is curve fitted, it will fail on the "unknown" part of data.
StrategyQuant also contains features to perform robustness tests to makesure the strategyis really robust.

StrategyQuant v. 3.8

  • Lifetime license with all future upgrades for free
  • Possibility to generate unlimited number of trading strategies
  • Simple export to MT4 EA, NinjaTrader™ C# or Tradestation™ EasyLanguage
  • Access to private community forum