One of TradeStation's most significant advantages is that it enables you to design, historically test and optimize your own custom equities, options, futures and forex trading strategies before you risk a penny of trading capital.
For options traders, that means that you can back-test your assumptions on the underlying asset—using decades of historical data—to help you build your market outlook.
This breakthrough is possible thanks to a proprietary technology called EasyLanguage®. It lets you describe your ideas using simple, English-like statements and trading terms, very similar to how you would describe them to another trader. In fact, TradeStation's EasyLanguage is the industry standard for describing trading strategies. It's used by traders worldwide and often published in major trade publications and industry articles.