Technical Details

  • smartSIM is built to run on PC (A MAC version is not yet available).
  • Stock data is end of day data downloaded from free data sources – there no additional charge for data.
  • Option prices are calculated using a standard option pricing methods i.e. Binomial Trees formula and adjusted to cater for the implied volatility smile.
  • Option exercise and expiry is automatically handled by the exchange modules.
  • Downloaded data is stored locally for fast access.
  • Trading instruments include Stocks (including Indices), Equity Options and CFD and any combination of these.
  • Exchanges that come standard are NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, LSE, HSEX and ASX.
  • Preprogrammed strategies include… Renting Shares (Covered Calls), Renting Shares with Protection (Deep ITM Covered Calls), Selling Insurance (Naked Puts), Credit Spreads and Debit Spreads.
  • Supported chart indicators include SMA, EMA, MACD, Bollinger Bands, Slow Stochastic, Full Stochastic and RSI.
  • Time Travel is supported up to 10 years in history. Time Travel can be manual (1 day per click) or automatic (1 day per second).
  • An unlimited number of trading accounts can be used and trades are saved locally allowing later review.
  • Brokerage rates for each exchange are selectable.