The Amibroker trading platform is extremely fast, flexible and is excellent value for money. I’ve been using the software for around five years now and my Amibroker AFL collection has grown considerably in that time.
Whether you’re interested in building trading systems, trading long term trends, investing in blue-chip companies, or picking penny stocks, you’ll be able to do that and lots more with Amibroker.
If you are just starting out with AFL, make sure to take a look at the user manuals on the Amibroker site and the post I did about writing AFL for Amibroker.
Best Amibroker AFL Collection
I recently came across this collection of 129 Amibroker systems too. I haven’t delved into it too deeply yet but the systems look simple and easy to use.
These are all great places to start learning about Amibroker but as with most sources of free material some hunting is often required in order to get to the good stuff.
The other problem with any Amibroker AFL collection, is that any trading system you find online is available for anyone to use. Because of this, you’re pretty unlikely to find one that works, or at least works well. Nevertheless, Amibroker AFL that you find online can always be adjusted, altered and learnt from for your own means.
Don’t forget the data
Another important thing to remember when using Amibroker is that a trading system is only as good as the data you’re using.
It is essential to use high quality, clean stock data. Otherwise you will end up with a flawed trading system that will lose money in real trading. I use the services at Norgate Premium Data and am very happy, especially with the new historical constituents database which comes with the new NDU program. You can get a free trial of the service here.
AFL in my courses
If you are looking for Amibroker AFL, my courses contain a collection of trading systems, some trend following and some mean reverting. These are tested on at least ten years of historical stock data in most situations and the systems come with full Amibroker source code.
The trading systems shown on my courses are the best trading systems I’ve found from years of back-testing and research. They are all simple, straightforward systems that can be easily implemented on a daily or weekly basis.
Free Trading System Rules & AFL
I have also developed a free trading system that is a long only trend following strategy for US stocks. This particular system is based on very simple rules and made 53% return in 2013. It is a simple and robust system that can act as a useful template for your future trading strategy.
The full rules and Amibroker source code can be downloaded here.