What is the Strategy Tester
The TrendSpider Strategy Tester makes it easy to backtest trading strategies.
The Strategy Tester is designed to solve two related problems:
Determining how your strategy behaved in a given market with given parameters. By understanding this behavior, it’s easier to find an appropriate market f...
Creating a New Strategy
The Strategy Tester enables you to easily test entry and exit strategies over any period of time.
You can access the Strategy Tester by clicking on the Strategy Tester button (#1) located in the right-side of the top menu bar.
The Strategy Tester will appear below the primary price chart. Use...
Offsets & Time-based Conditions
TrendSpider provides advanced backtesting conditions for traders looking for greater control, including offsets and time-based conditions.
Offsets allow you to compare events that occurred in the past or in a sequence.
These capabilities are useful with lagging indicators such as the I...
Read & Analyzing Test Results
TrendSpider's Strategy Tester provides in-depth analytical data to help you assess the performance of your strategies.
The Price Behavior Explorer illustrates how the market behaved while you were in a position.
You can see several important metrics:
Mean Change (%) - The average percentage ...
Visualizing the Results
TrendSpider makes it easy to visualize how a strategy performs on a given chart by painting entry and exit arrows onto the chart.
You can accomplish this by clicking the See on Chart button in the Strategy Explorer.
The downside of this approach is that it won’t give you much information about...
Downloading Backtest Data to CSV or Excel
You can easily download the results of any backtest by clicking on the Download CSV button.
The resulting file has several columns:
Entry Candle Open Time
Exit Candle Open Time
Length in Candles
Max Gain (%)
Max Drawdown (%)
Backtesting Risks and Warnings
Backtesting is a great way to get a sense for a strategy and how it has performed in the past.
That said, there are some important limitations to keep in mind:
**Backtesting assumes $0 broker fees.**There is no accounting for any trade-related costs of any kind. In real life, you will have cost...