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What Is Portara Blox?

The supplier of historical 1 Minute Data (for making RTH Daily Bars) for Trading Blox Users

Trading Blox data does not have to be limited to legacy daily data any more. 24h markets using legacy daily data can have a serious impact on your testing and trading results. Portara with CQG Datafactory provides an INTRADAY database so that you can create continuous back-adjusted INTRADAY and RTH DAILY data in Trading Blox Format which is guaranteed to Just Work! Futures & Forex Data from 47 Global Exchanges back to 1965. Includes fast timely updates via zones (no exchange fees!)

“Tailored Professional Data Services for CTA’s, Hedge funds & Traders.”

HFM Awards 2015


Portara wins an award at the HFM Awards November 2015. Also Portara was voted with the highest commendation for ‘Best Data Provider’.

HFM Awards 2016


Portara wins a highly commended award at the European HFM Awards November 2016. Portara was ‘highly commended in the ‘Best Data Provider’ class.

Under The Hood
90 Second Demo of All Main Features

Watch how Portara Creates Back Adjusted Daily And Intraday Data

Keep hold! – for a 90 second ride through Portara’s main features. Do you need to alter the volatility of your data sets, randomise the opens and closes for statistical robustness testing? Then watch this video…

What is RTH Data?

Regular Trading Hours Data - Testing Without Limitations...

Video: Join Arthur Maddock the CEO of Portara while he explains RTH Daily Data for Trading Blox users and the risks surrounding the usage of legacy daily data.

Out Of The Box!

See how to set Blox templates and run off ASCII/CSV compatible data.

Create customised RTH Daily data by controlling where you want your OHLC to be!

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Access 3 years of CQG 1 Minute Bar British Pound BP (Pit), BPA (All Sessions) & BP6 (Globex)
Access 3 years of CQG 1 Minute Bar Light Sweet Crude Oil CL (Pit), CLA (All Sessions) & CLE (Globex)

RTH Trading Blox Data – Key Features & Benefits

Key Features...
Customisable Session Times
Set flexible session times over the whole historical extraction for your Trading Blox data

Example: If you want 0720-1400 OHLC (Regular Trading Hours) daily bars for BPA you’ve got it!

You might want to test just the night session say from 1700-0600 you can do that too!

Roll Manager

Use the Roll Manager to choose professional Roll Patterns. Roll STIRs forward of the nearest future. Roll Deferred series. Roll via calendar dates, Intraday Volume, daily volume and open interest, days from expiry, customised read-ins from Excel spreadsheet. Roll from Pit to Electronic. See all mathematical adjustments in audit files.

Compression Manager

Compress your data to Trading Blox data format. Include the unadjusted close. Set the Trading Blox data template. Run RTH Daily or run intraday compressions, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min hourly etc. from 1969-now continuous ASCII/CSV

Updates from 1/2 hr after markets settle.
No waiting around to place orders. Portara updates by Zone.

  • Zone 1: Pacific Rim – Available from 0530CST/1130GMT
  • Zone 2: Early Europe – Available from 1330CST/1930GMT
  • Zone 3: Early US – Available from 1630CST/2230GMT
  • Zone 4: All Zones – All Sessions Remainder – Available from 1745CST/2345GMT
Customised Timezones
You may have timestamps based on CQG US Central Time, or Exchange Time (the default) or on Local Time if you specify your preferred timezone.

Note: DST is handled correctly EVEN for overseas DST which differ by dates for a few weeks twice per year.  Also, Australian southern hemisphere instruments are handled correctly too!

Key Benefits...
Increase Your Risk Adjusted Returns

Testing with Portara and CQG Data may vary a system’s performance by +-20% or more. If you consider that the legacy opens (25%) of the data, are invariably incorrect for many trading systems, you should intuitively see why.

Reduce Your Risk

How will your system behave by testing for entry and exit rules in the night session. How will your stops behave. Is it best to trade with stops in the twee hours or skip them completely? How relevant is my night session models? All testable with Portara.

Professional Data Stress Testing Saves Money - Creates Assurances

95-98% of boilerplate system testing is looking for entry and exit rules, applying moneymanagement overlays and some parameter modeling and filter applications. Apart from diversification considerations that is usually it. Consider a better approach and stress test your Trading Blox data. A volatility off open system may perform better by following the liquidity as to where traders determine the open to be, not the exchanges. Don’t fall victim to that issue! A more professional and practical solution is to spend 50% of the stress test looking at Portara CQG data and its variants and the other 50% in Blox looking at the system rules.

No Excessive Waiting for Updates
Updates are available within a very respectable time-frame after markets settle, from 1/2 hr

Orders are more timely to market with less time wastage and increases in trading efficiency.

CQG Datafactory with a Front End!
That should speak for itself. Using Portara you have the power of CQG Datafactory at your fingertips to create intraday and RTH Daily Trading Blox data.

One button press professional solution, no messing no programmers needed no hassle!!


Where Has the Open Gone?

Has 24h trading destroyed the significance of the open? Read the article written by Arthur Maddock in CTA Intelligence magazine.


Data Compatibility Guarantee

Trading Blox All Versions 100%
Portara - CQG-Trading Blox Approved 100%
ASCII-CSV Compatible 100%
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