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Our powerful cloud based servers let you run multiple backtests simultaneously against every tick of actual price data from your broker.

With the intense processing requirements, backtesting has typically been done against minute data. For complete confidence in your algorithm you need to be sure to have the exact same result in backtesting as if you had traded live. No compromise.

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Once you've determined which external parameters make your quant algorithm its most adaptable, you'll want to backtest repeatedly to find the best externals permutation for the market you're trading.

Our optimization framework lets you set a range of values and backtests repeatedly every permutation. Results are sortable to quickly find the optimum outcome and full results are available for every single backtest.

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Technicals

A huge range of popular technical indicators are built in and ready made for you, but we also have a complete framework for developing your own custom indicators.

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MACD_EMA_robot_scalper

karel.goldmann

Average Drawdown

37.7%

Average Monthly Profit

3.8%

Total Months Backtested

390.1

Scalping robot for EURUSD. Based on two EMAs crossing with MACD filter.<br/><br/>Best backtested results are on 5 min chart with this setup: <br/>trade_day:50 --&gt; max trades to take in one day<br/><br/>fastEMAPeriods:6 --&gt; fast EMA of MACD indicator (usually 12)<br/>slowEMAPeriods:13 --&gt; slow EMA of MACD indicator (usually 13)<br/>signalEMAPeriods:5 --&gt; signal line of MACD indicator (usualy 9)<br/><br/>risk:10 --&gt; how much to risk<br/>stop:50 --&gt; stop loss in pips<br/><br/>EMAslow:17 --&gt; slow EMA to cross - first version was with EMA(34)<br/>EMAquick:7 --&gt; fast EMA, which is signaling - first version was with EMA(14)<br/><br/><br/>If you get better results, please share your setups...

Timeframer Exodus

marco

Average Drawdown

6.3%

Average Monthly Profit

0.4%

Total Months Backtested

382.9

The Timeframer Exodus is the quintessential multiple timeframe strategy. It will enter you live at market on the 5 minute chart whilst making use of the hourly, four-hourly and daily charts for guidance.<br/><br/>We are bullish when price is above the 50MA on each of M5, H1, H4 and D1.<br/><br/>The opposite is also true: the algorithm sells short if price is below the 4 timeframe moving averages.<br/><br/>Target and stop are set on entry and are constants.<br/><br/>When target is hit and the position is closed there is a good chance that entry criteria for the same direction is still satisfied thus another trade is executed on the next tick.<br/><br/>We want to trade breakouts early not once the move has already happened and we have already taken our profit!<br/><br/>The reset flag has been introduced as a final check to avoid this scenario. When a trade opens the flag is set to 0. When this trade is closed the flag is still 0 so no further trades will be opened until price moves to the other side of the M5 50SMA, at which point our reset flag is set to 1.

The Big Kahuna

marco

Average Drawdown

6.5%

Average Monthly Profit

0.5%

Total Months Backtested

2065.8

This is an end of day strategy looking to exploit trend continuation moves on daily time frames. In an uptrend a pullback to the lower portion of the EMA envelope satisfies initial criteria and defines the daily bar as an &#39;activation bar&#39;. We&#39;re long if price breaks above the previous day&#39;s activation bar. <br/><br/>The opposite is also true. A in a downtrend a short activation bar sits in the upper bracket of the EMA envelope. When the activation bar is established (closes with said criteria) we sell at break of this daily bar to the downside.

Pivot Point Strategy

marco

Average Drawdown

8.7%

Average Monthly Profit

0.4%

Total Months Backtested

592.3

A classic intraday breakout strategy that uses pivot points as critical levels of support/resistance to enter and exit the market.<br/><br/>If price begins the day between pivot (P) and support level 1 (S1) the algorithm&#39;s bias is long. <br/>A buy stop order is opened if price breaks through P. Stop loss 5 pips below S1. Target 5 pips below R1. <br/><br/>Assuming S1 and R1 levels hold the 5 pip buffers protect the trader from being stopped out easily and not hitting target respectively.<br/><br/>The exact opposite is also true. Price starting above P and below R1 leads to a short bias for the trading day.

Ping Pong

jk

Average Drawdown

27.4%

Average Monthly Profit

-2.3%

Total Months Backtested

88

The Ping Pong strategy targets sideways markets, trading when price moves outside a range, on the assumption the market is over extended and price will revert back towards the mean.<br/><br/>It therefore works when price is bouncing back and forth between the envelope extents, hence the name Ping Pong.<br/><br/>The range is specified as a moving average envelope, the periods and width of which are available as external parameters to be optimised for the instrument you are trading.<br/><br/>Only a single position can be open at any time to better manage risk. The target envelope is also available as an external parameter and will tend to be close to or identical to the entry envelope. Any open position is checked each tick and will be closed if price has left this envelope.<br/><br/>They key is to not trade in trending markets where price continues outside the envelope. The stop loss is set fairly wide to allow the market to breathe, so getting stopped out will tend to offset profits from a handful of tighter winning positions.<br/><br/>Rather than using momentum indicators to determine whether safe to trade, we’ve seen better results by restricting trading to specific times, and optimising the start and end hours so we trade only on instruments known to be quiet during that period.<br/><br/>The script does not trade on Fridays in order to avoid positions being help through the weekend and subject to unpredictable price gaps. It also only trades when the spread is within a specified threshold, available as an external parameter.<br/><br/>We’ve had particularly good results on GBP/CAD with the default external settings.

Golden Cross

support

Average Drawdown

51.9%

Average Monthly Profit

-3.2%

Total Months Backtested

181.8

We&#39;ve included this script as an example to get you started.<br/><br/>Golden Cross strategies work on the principle that a short moving average indicator crossing above a longer moving average indicates a market has turned bullish, and vice versa.<br/><br/>This strategy is profitable in markets that have enough volatility for the price to continue moving in the direction indicated by the cross. It will make a loss in flat markets.<br/><br/>This script registers 2 external variables, &#39;shortSMA&#39; and &#39;longSMA&#39;. These are the number of periods the SMA (Simple Moving Average) indicator averages the close prices over. Typical values range from 2 to 10 for shortSMA and 10 to 50 for longSMA. These values are entered when starting a backtest or live trading session. The &#39;Optimize&#39; tab can be used for repeatedly backtesting every permutation over a range of these to determine the best values for the market conditions of the given instrument and time period.<br/><br/>You may wish to create externals for the stop loss and take profit margins, which are currently baked into the code below.<br/><br/>This strategy only allows one position to be open at any one time to better manage exposure to risk for each individual trade..