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Setting a Simulated Broker

The Service Setup dialog contains information about the currently configured services.

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Another item of interest on this dialog is the Backtesting Broker list.  This option allows for a separate broker plugin to be run during a backtest.  Since RightEdge runs backtesting and live code in the exact same way, it is generally not acceptable to have a live broker receiving orders in a simulated environment.

For this reason, the Backtesting Broker assignment is necessary.  The default is the Paper Broker that ships with RightEdge.  However, this can be any broker that works in a simulated environment and acknowledges simulated orders.  The simulated broker must also handle available cash, open positions, buying power, etc.

See Also

Run Backtest/Simulation

Paper Broker Settings

Configuring Services

Modifying Services

Removing Services