QLeverageSim

October 16th, 2009

QLeverageSim is a basic and free utility that can simulate leveraged ETFs from historical data of 1x ETFs. It also displays other information and indicators such as amount of decay, drawdown, effective leverage, gains, and RSI. Simulations provide insight into how leveraged ETFs might perform in a variety of market scenarios such as trending up, trending down, sideways, volatile, calm, bull and bear.

Users should read the article on Measuring Leveraged ETF Decay before using the software. A user guide is still pending.

Download: .NET 3.5 SP1 (QLeverageSim requires .NET 3.5 SP1.)
Download: QLeverageSim 1.3

Installation

  1. Make sure you have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.
  2. Download the QLeverageSim zip file and extract.
  3. Run the extracted file (QLeverageSim installer)
  4. Once installation is complete you are ready to run the software and update symbols for viewing data and decay.

 

 

FAQ

What does QLeverageSim do?
QLeverageSim is a basic (free) utility that can simulate leveraged ETFs from historical data of 1x ETFs. It also displays other information and indicators such as amount of decay, drawdown, effective leverage, gains, and RSI.

Does QLeverageSim make trade suggestions or place trades?
No. QLeverageSim is for simulations and analysis of historical data only.

What is the purpose of QLeverageSim?
QLeverageSim was designed for the sole purpose of helping traders understand the characteristics of leveraged ETFs in a variety of different market scenarios such as trending up, trending down, sideways, volatile, calm, bull and bear.

Who should use QLeverageSim?
Traders and investors who want to understand the performance characteristics of swing trading or long term investing in leveraged ETFs.

How accurate are the simulations and calculations?
Nearly all calculations could be done in excel and give the same results. However, no simulation or calculation includes transaction fees, costs, or taxes.

How much does QLeverageSim cost?
It is free.

Who wrote the QLeverageSim software?
Kevin Kerr (me) over the course of several weekends.

What is needed to run QLeverageSim software?
A windows PC with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed.

Where does QLeverageSim get its data?
finance.yahoo.com

Is there a user manual or guide that explains the various indicators and charts?
A user manual will be written eventually, but currently one does not exist. The decay calculations are best described in the Measuring Leveraged ETF Decay article. Any questions or comments can be sent to my first name (Kevin) at quantumfading.com.

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