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Analyzing a backtest

Meaningful data that you should be looking for

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Written by Josh
Updated over a week ago

So, you've run your backtest and now you want to decipher the results.

It's not as complicated as it may seem, let's take a quick tour of the data that matters.

At the top of the page, you'll see your strategy name, as well as your hits and Total P/L and below that, the entry and exit conditions are displayed.

In the middle of the page, below the strategy wording, you will notice a chart, this represents every time your strategy had a hit in the past 90 days.

You can browse over with your mouse pointer to find specifics of each trade in pop-up windows.

  • Total hits - The number of times your strategy would have performed a successful entry and exit.

  • Total P/L - The profit or loss resulting from your strategy over the past 90 days.

  • Return - Profit or loss in terms of a percentage relative to the initial buy-in of all your trades.

Below the chart window, you can find your winning and losing percentages for your strategy. As well as how many trades and total P/L were produced by each respectively.

On the right-hand side of the chart window, you'll find your cards with information about each entry and exit trigger. This will offer you information on each trade regarding;

  • Entry and exit times

  • Amount of units

  • Status

  • Entry and exit price.

Click on the following links to continue learning how backtesting works and how to run a backtest.

*Please note that all screenshots and examples are only shown for the purpose of a technical demonstration and should not in any way be construed as recommending any type of trading strategy and they do not constitute any form of advice. Please click here for further explanation.

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