Backtesting is a simple process which helps a trader to evaluate his trading ideas and provides information about how good the trading system performs on the given historical dataset. It talks a lot about the behavior of the trading system, risk involved in trading a particular trading system and lot about trading system performance. Here is a video tutorial with step by step guide on how to perform a simple backtesting using Amibroker.
Here is the first prototype from Marketcalls which demonstrates multi-timeframe based trading system which compares two timeframes (5min and hourly in this case) and takes a trade decision based on both the timeframes. To demonstrate with simple example we used supertrend on 5min timeframe and Hull RSI on the hourly timeframe to filter unwanted trading signals.
Here is an interesting trading system i would like to share. Generally people use Camarilla as Pivot Point levels for their intraday trading. How about using Camarilla Pivot as Trailing Stop for positional trading. We build this interesting trading system (Prototype) using the concept limit order backtesting. It is a simple long/short breakout trading system with no optimization variables.
Backtesting is a process of Testing the trading conditions with respect to the past historical data, evaluating not only the profitability of the system but the underlying risk factor associated with the Trading/Investing Model. Proper Backtesting gives belief and enough confidence to a trader to trade a set of rules. But are the newbie traders really doing proper backtesting?
we thought of proving cloud based access to the needy people who want to access trading analysis softwares like Amibroker, Metatrader, Ninjatrader, Metastock on the go. It is also possible to access any windows based trading analysis software which is not compatible with Android or IOS based mobile/tablets.
Compared to Supertrend 3.0 with the new version two interesting features has been added. One is a simple EMA filter rule is added to Buy and Short Conditions and changes in the dashboard (included target levels in Supertrend Dashboard for discrete traders). And performance of Trading system is really interesting when comes to backtesting with Nifty and Bank Nifty Futures. Recorded Webinar of Supertrend and Filters posted down below.
Recently, Indian govt announced a particular scheme in their budget notes which took a lot of attention, especially gold merchants and speculators. With gold prices tumbling since last couple of years, the new scheme-if it works, would not only increase the supply of precious metal at domestic level, in-turn cuts our international gold imports which further depresses the price at global scale.
As with every field in finance there is a large amount of misconception about discretionary trading, which is highly profitable and led some to believe such a type of trading is purely subjective-No! People have misunderstood the concept and definition of discretionary trading. Even if you are systematic trader you can use the power of discretionary trading for your advantage.
If you are a regular reader of my articles, then you know “I hate technical indicators”. They are a derivative of price action, nothing more than a mathematical complex paralysis. My clients frequently question me-“Hey do you use any indicator”? Most probably my reply will be no-because majority of you guys know, I am a pure Price action trader!