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Backtesting A Strategy Without Writing A Line of Code

How do we know if a strategy or trade idea we have even works? The quant's approach to this is to model your strategy and then test it out using historical data. That way you will be to see how your strategy actually performs and how it behaves under different market conditions. But many people who think they need to be able to code in order to backtest are put off by it. However, if you are not trying to do something awfully complicated, sometimes you don't need to write a single line of code.

Ninja Trader has a strategy wizard that allows you to backtest simple strategies without requiring you to write any codes. In this video, we will go through how you can do it with a simple example.

  1. SMA Crossover Strategy

  2. Using the Strategy Wizard

  3. Analyzing the performance

  4. Optimizing the performance

Disclaimer: This video is provided for informational purposes only. We are not affiliated with Ninja Trader. This video is not intended to be, nor shall it be construed as, financial advice, an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell an interest in any investments.


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