DLPAL Software

Deep Learning Price Action Lab™

“The most important facts are those which can be used several times, those which have a chance of recurring… Which, then, are the facts that have a chance of recurring? In the first place, simple facts.”   H. Poincare, 1908

Deep Learning Price Action Lab™ (DLPAL) is based on a proprietary deep learning algorithm that produces the same output each time it encounters the same market conditions. This determinism and the absence of stochasticity are in compliance with the standards of scientific testing and analysis1. DLPAL minimizes data-mining and data-snooping bias through the use of a proprietary unsupervised learning method for feature extraction and selection. Several functions are available for validation of the results including a randomization tool for ranking the performance of strategies2.

DLPAL software solutions have evolved from the first application developed 18 years ago for automatically identifying strategies in historical data that fulfill user-defined risk and reward parameters and also generating code for a variety of backtesting platforms.

  • DLPAL S discovers automatically systematic trading strategies in any timeframe based on parameter-less price action anomalies. Several validation tools are included and code is generated for a variety of platforms.
  • DLPAL DQ is an end-of-day scanner for discretionary traders. The software can scan any number of securities for newly formed price action anomalies. Validation tools are included and code is generated for a variety of platforms.
  • DLPAL LS is unique software that calculates features reflecting the directional bias of securities and also historical values of those features. The software is used by hedge funds for the development of directional and long/short trading strategies based on fixed algos or machine learning using generated train and score files. The results of this software cannot be replicated easily by competition.

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DLPAL S

DLPAL S identifies parameter-less strategies in historical price data that fulfill user-defined performance statistics and risk/reward parameters. These strategies are also known as price patterns. The program uses primitive attributes of price action, and specifically the open, high, low and close, to extract features types in an unsupervised learning mode based on general feature clusters3. Then, the program uses the extracted features in supervised learning mode to identify strategies and systems of strategies that fulfill the user objectives. DLPAL S generates code for strategies and systems for the Quantopian platform, Tradestation (EasyLanguage), Multicharts (EasyLanguage), NinjaTrader 7 and Amibroker AFL. Several validation methods are available for testing the significance of the results.

In the daily timeframe, the system tracking module of the program can be used to monitor signal generation of the strategies and systems going forward in time and as new data are available.

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DLPAL DQ

DLPAL DQ has most of the functionality of DLPAL S but for the purposes of an EOD scanner. The program identifies parameter-less strategies in historical price data that fulfill user-defined performance statistics and risk/reward parameters as of the last bar in the input data files. These strategies are also known as price patterns. DLPAL DQ generates code for strategies and systems for the Quantopian platform, Tradestation (EasyLanguage), Multicharts (EasyLanguage), NinjaTrader 7 and Amibroker AFL. It also offers two validation methods.

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DLPAL LS

DLPAL LS uses primitive attributes of price action, and specifically the open, high, low and close, to extract features types in an unsupervised learning mode based on general feature clusters. Then, the program uses the extracted features in supervised learning mode to identify long and short candidates in a universe of securities. The long/short identification is based on a set of calculated features and the user has flexibility in ranking the results according to their values. The output of the program can be saved in csv format and can be used in conjunction with trading platforms to automatically execute trades. For more details click here.

DLPAL LS is used to develop algorithmic and machine learning strategies for directional and long/short trading5. Users of the program can sort results based on different criteria and generate output for trading APIs. Historical files of features can be generated for backtesting the strategies and for machine learning.


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Examples

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Demo trials

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After you install the trial versions, an online demo can be arranged. Contact us for more details and requirements.

Notes

1. If a data-mining method exhibits stochasticity by generating different results each time it runs with same data and parameters then it cannot be cross-validated.

2. Monte Carlo simulation is not available because it is not an appropriate method when trading strategies are determined from the data and for this reason it can generate misleading results.

3. DLPAL does not use pre-programmed strategies as it is the case with some other commercial programs that work based on a database of patterns they apply on each case. DLPAL determined patterns from price action.

4. DLPAL S and DLPAL DQ free trials are for two weeks. The program user can generate unlimited strategies and test them with the code program generates.

5. DLPAL LS is available only to hedge funds.

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