Backtesting System™ (OSC)
Backtesting System™ (OSC) is a backtesting system that allows users to perform backtests using features from our Oscillator Matrix™ toolkit. Users can create their own entry and exit conditions as well as control take-profit and stop-loss placement, each core component of the system are described in the following pages:»Entry Rules»Exit Conditions»Take Profit & Stop Loss»Changelog
The Backtesting System™ (OSC) use the following default properties:
|Backtesting Window||Disabled||If enabled, will backtest the strategy using the user set amount of most recent bars available. If disabled will backtest all the available historical data|
|Initial Capital||10 000||Initital amount of funds available at the start of the backtest|
|Base Currency||Default||Currency used for performing the backtest, backtest statistics will be expressed using this curreny. If |
|Order Size||1 Contract||Determines the amount of contracts/currency to buy or sell, can be expressed in contracts, currency, or percent of equity|
|Commission||0%||Fees paid per clotured trades, can be expressed as currency per contracts, currency per order, or % of the total transation value|
|Margin for long position||0%||Equity percentage required to fund a position|
|Margin for short position||0%||Equity percentage required to fund a position|
These should be adjusted to return more precise and accurate results of the real performance of a trading strategy.
Backtests are not indicative of future results. Backtesting strategies on synthetic data does not return representative results of a strategy. Backtests should be performed on charts returning real closing prices. See here for more information.
CFTC Rule 4.41 - Hypothetical or Simulated performance results have certain limitations, unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown.