The Fast Backtest module provides the possibility to backtest any period of time without displaying the charts, speeding up the whole process.
This feature is very useful to test a trading strategy with several Timeframes and Symbols at the same time.
Fast Backtest is dedicated to fullly automated trading systems since the user can chose between API strategies or Setup Rules to automatically set orders.
Moreover, by chosing the Setup Rules, you can switch with any Entry or Exit Rules in order to assess the strategy with different ways of entering and exiting the Markets.
At the end of the process, the Statistics Center can be launched to have detailed analysis of the performance.
Fast Backtest location
You can open the Fast Backtest module from the Tools menu.
Fast Backtest processing
Step 1 : Selecting the symbols
First, you have to select the symbols you want to be used in the different backtests and the backtesting period.
The initial deposit can be chosen here, as well :
Step 2 : Selecting the timeframes
Then, you have to select the timeframes used to backtest the trading system.
The usual backtesting options are available for the spread and the timezone.
The user can choose the automated strategies : API strategies or Setup Rules.
Step 3.1 : Selecting the Setup Rules
The application will warn the user if the selected Setup Rule does not contain any Entry Rule.
If the user checked the box "Change the entry and exit rules", it's possible to switch the entry and exit rules for each Setup Rule selected (and for Setup Rules not containing any Entry Rule):
Step 3.2 : Selecting the API strategies
If the user selected the API strategies, he has to choose the systems involved in the backtest :
The strategy parameters can be edited by double-clicking on it.
Step 4 : Launch the Backtests
Finally, the Fast Backtest can be launched. The results will appear successively, allowing their analysis during the remaining backtests processing.
Here is an example with 4 differents symbols, a single timeframe and a single Setup Rule :