To help you reconcile your trading results to each portfolio, Quantitrader has created the following resources for you to use.
Under the Performance tab, you will find results and performance for all the portfolios. On the page with that portfolio’s evaluators, there is a link to its Profit and Trade Count Tables. Here you will find three tools to use to reconcile your account to the results of each portfolio.
The Monthly Profit Table reflects the actual profit or loss each month for the portfolio. It includes all trades and does not require a trade-through. All open positions at the end of each month are valued mark-to-market. You can see exactly how well your account is doing in relation to the portfolios you trade.
This tool is invaluable in reconciling your actual trades with those posted for the portfolio.
The Monthly Trade Count Table shows the number of trades for the portfolio each month. These are the closed trades used in building the equity curve. Commissions can vary between brokers. Therefore, Quantitrader does not include commission costs in its evaluators. Using the number of trades posted here, you are able to quickly calculate your commission costs based on the fees charged by your broker.
The Monthly Trade List is at the bottom of the page under both of these tables you will find a list of the closed trades for that portfolio. It is from this list that the Trade Profit Table, Trade Count Table and Equity Curves for each portfolio are built. This tool is invaluable in reconciling your actual trades with those posted for the portfolio. You can quickly see how well you are following the signals for each portfolio. You can also see how many fills you are getting when price just touches the limit price. Over time, our experience has been that we get filled on about fifty percent of these trades. If you are not hitting this number, you may want to check with your broker regarding their executions.