Strategy Tester

  • Accessing and Using the Strategy Tester

    Table of Content Strategy Tester Strategy Tester The Strategy Tester enables you to easily test entry and exit strategies over any period of time. In the Performance Chart view, you can easily see how the strategy would have per...
  • Backtesting Risks and Warnings

    Table of Content Backtesting Risks and Warnings 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 kee...
  • Comparing Performance

    Table of Content Performance Chart Performance Chart The Performance Chart compares a given strategy with buy-and-hold results. The Performance Chart contains two lines: The stock price line (gray) shows the buy...
  • Defining Entry Conditions

    Defining Entry Conditions The first step is defining an Entry Condition — or “when to buy”. You can define these entry conditions using the same visual editor that powers TrendSpider’s multi-factor alerts. For example, you might create an entry condition where the SMA 20 is above SMA 50 and the “...
  • Defining Exit Conditions

    Defining Exit Conditions After you’ve added an Entry, you need to decide when to exit the positions — or “when to sell” — by setting Exit Conditions. The Strategy Explorer offers a few options: The most obvious option is adding another “Script” (e.g. the same kind of multi-line conditions as...
  • 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 Entry Price Exit Candle Open Time Exit Price Closed (Boolean) Exit Reason Length in Candles Return (%)...
  • Price Behavior Explorer Charts

    Table of Content Price Behavior Explorer How Price Behavior Explorer Works On Random Control Line Price Behavior Explorer Back to Top ...
  • Strategy Winner and Loser Analysis

    Table of Content Gainers vs. Losers Distribution of Gains and Losses Gainers vs. Losers The Gainers vs. Losers Chart shows the distribution of winning and losing positions for a given strategy. Each strip (red a...
  • Using Offsets in Multi-Factor Strategy Tester Conditions

    Table of Content Using Offsets How to use Offsets with lagging indicators Using offsets to detect series of events Using Offsets Offsets all...
  • Visualizing the Results

    Table of Content Visualizing the Results 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 click...
  • What is the Strategy Tester

    Table of Content What is the Strategy Tester What is the Strategy Tester The TrendSpider Strategy Tester makes it easy to backtest trading strategies. The Strategy Tester solves two related problems: Determining how...