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Backtest Trading Strategies


Develop your Trading Strategy

Use the Trigger Trading Technology™ to create alerts and alert based trades.


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Backtest the alerts or trading strategy to refine the timing of your entry and exit trades:

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Backtest Your Trading Strategy

Select the alerts that you want to backtest, set the date range, commission, slippage, margin and taxation value where applicable and backtest your trading strategy:


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View Historical Trades on the Chart

The opening and closing trades will be displayed on the chart, with 'up' arrows used to identify 'buying' and 'down' arrows representing 'selling' trades. The grey arrows represent opening trades; green arrows are successful closing trades; blue arrows arrows are loss making trades.


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Backtest Alerts

Backtest alerts, without any trades associated with them, to help refine the timing of your entry and exit rules. A yellow dot on the chart indicators when the alerts trigger and hovering over the yellow dots provides additional information such as the alert that generated it:


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Analyse Historical Trades

The backtest results tab in the tearaway will display the backtest trades, related win loss analysis and performance analysis. The blue graph in the top right corner represents the profit over time:


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Optimise Stops & Limits

The backtest analysis tab on the tearaway provides a detailed analysis of the trades and related take profit and stop losses. The first bar graph shows the profit per trade with information on the frequency of the winning and loosing trades and an analysis of the average time it took for winning and losing trades. The second bar chart represents the maximum profit that could have been achieved for each trade. In addition it calculates the average high and the standard deviation of those highs. The standard deviation means that approximately 95% of trades are within the quoted value. The third bar represent the same information but this time looking at the stop loss values.


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Minutes, Hours and Daily data to backtest against

The following data sets are currently available for back-testing:

  • 1 week of minute up to hourly interval data
  • up to 1 year of hourly up to daily interval data
  • up to 30 years of daily to monthly interval data


The maximum number of data points for minute and hourly data sets varies depending on the number of hours a market is open during the day. For example the Forex markets are open for 24 hours a day (except Friday) therefore there are 1440 one minute interval candles per day; the London Stock Exchange stock is open from 8am to 4.30pm therefore only has 510 one minute interval candles to backtest against.


Please note that back testing is only available on the Pro Package. Click here to upgrade your account to use this feature. Apply for a trading account today' and get the PRO Package for FREE - learn more


Back Test Forum Discussions

Go to the Ask A Question section on the timetotrade forum to see the type of strategies that timetotrade users are creating and backtesting:



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