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How to tutorial to create simple strategy and backtest

Postby krubin » 13 Nov 2012

Hello,

I've looked through the Wiki, some videos and some FAQ and am looking for a simple video or help manual to give me specific steps to create any simple strategy and then backtest it.

My data is the local default MSFT.

Thank you,
Ken

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Re: How to tutorial to create simple strategy and backtest

Postby TJ » 13 Nov 2012

krubin wrote:Hello,

I've looked through the Wiki, some videos and some FAQ and am looking for a simple video or help manual to give me specific steps to create any simple strategy and then backtest it.

My data is the local default MSFT.

Thank you,
Ken

You can start here:
https://www.multicharts.com/multicharts/ ... mentation/

1. Get this ebook:
The essential EasyLanguage programming guide
This book has step by step explanation on how EasyLanguage works.


2. Download the MultiCharts Reference Guide from the above link.
This guide has detailed explanation on strategy trading, backtesting, and optimization.


3. There are over 150 strategies included in your PowerLanguage Editor.
Just load a chart on your screen, right click on the chart to Insert a Study, and you are in business.


4. If you need further help...
check here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10811


Enjoy!
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Re: How to tutorial to create simple strategy and backtest

Postby krubin » 13 Nov 2012

Awesome and rapid replay TJ !!!
Thanks !!!

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Re: How to tutorial to create simple strategy and backtest

Postby TJ » 13 Nov 2012

krubin wrote:Awesome and rapid replay TJ !!!
Thanks !!!

You are welcome !

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Backtesting Newbie

Postby krubin » 14 Nov 2012

Hello,

I have created a study with a very simple Stochastic Slow LE signal for the MSFT stock in the Stocks Demo workspace. I have downloaded the MC pdf user's guide, from the links suggested by TJ. (the chm format guide is empty)

I have read through the backtesting portion of the User's Guide and still don't know how to backtest my study, with a default backtest setup. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Ken

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Re: Backtesting Newbie

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 14 Nov 2012

krubin wrote:Hello,

I have created a study with a very simple Stochastic Slow LE signal for the MSFT stock in the Stocks Demo workspace. I have downloaded the MC pdf user's guide, from the links suggested by TJ. (the chm format guide is empty)

I have read through the backtesting portion of the User's Guide and still don't know how to backtest my study, with a default backtest setup. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Ken

Hello Ken,

Backtesting starts as soon as you apply a signal to the chart.
You can apply a signal to the chart, analyze the backtesting results (View-Strategy performance report), change the inputs, call the performance report to check the updated results, continue your trading in automatic or manual mode. Understanding Backtesting

You can also use Portfolio Backtester to backtest your script on a portfolio of symbols.
For more details please refer to MultiCharts help file: Portfolio backtesting
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Re: Backtesting Newbie  [SOLVED]

Postby TJ » 14 Nov 2012

krubin wrote:Hello,

I have created a study with a very simple Stochastic Slow LE signal for the MSFT stock in the Stocks Demo workspace. I have downloaded the MC pdf user's guide, from the links suggested by TJ. (the chm format guide is empty)

After you have downloaded the file, just click on it to open the file. CHM is a Microsoft Compile Help Media format. It should open automatically as soon as you click on it.

I have read through the backtesting portion of the User's Guide and still don't know how to backtest my study, with a default backtest setup. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Regards,
Ken


Right click on chart

select Insert Study > Signals

Highlight the following strategies and click OK

MovAvg Cross LE
MovAvg Cross LX
MovAvg Cross SE
MovAvg Cross SX


Then go to the main menu

View > Trading Performance Report


Have fun!
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Re: How to tutorial to create simple strategy and backtest

Postby krubin » 14 Nov 2012

Henry/TJ,

Many thanks !!!!! You guys are awesome!

Regards,
Ken


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