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Improve your trading strategies with Strategy Tester

Perfect your trading strategies up to 50 years of historical data

Improve your trading results by improving your strategies using our easy-to-use, chart-based backtesting tool. Create technical buy and sell rules without knowing how to write code.

Easy-to-use. No coding required

Easy-to-use. No coding required

Design buy-and-sell strategies using an intuitive, web-based, easy-to-use, 100% visual interface.

Explore your ideas, your way

Explore your ideas, your way

Combine indicators, price action, chart patterns, volume and more to build custom strategies.

Reduce risk and improve outcomes

Reduce risk and improve outcomes

Avoid strategies that would have underperformed and focus on high-probability opportunities.

Turn winning strategies into Trading Bots

Turn winning strategies into Trading Bots

If you find a winning strategy, you can quickly turn it into a fully automated, position-aware, live Trading Bot.

Understand your strategies visually

Understand your strategies visually

Get robust, visual reports that help you understand, refine and optimize strategies.

Robust statistical results and data

Robust statistical results and data

Get detailed information about the performance of your strategies from beta to expectancy and everything in-between.

All the benefits of trial-and-error strategy development, without the risk and frustration

You don’t have to be a bank or hedge fund to backtest trading strategies. Leverage the same technology used by professional traders to effortlessly build and test your own strategies from your TrendSpider account. Since it's fully integrated into your TrendSpider charts, you don’t need to buy or learn any other tools or technologies.

The most robust backtesting solution available to retail traders today

  • Easy-to-use, visual interface - no programming required. Test on any timeframe, from 1-minute to monthly.
  • Supports both long and short strategies.Realistic trade-by rules to mimic real life trading.
  • Mix-and-match any combination of technical indicator, price action, chart pattern, volume, or time-based conditions you can dream of.
  • See if your strategies stand the test of time by backtesting with up to 50 years of historical market data.
  • Robust performance charts that show if your strategy beats the market or not.
  • Plot your buy and sell directly on your chart, download your trade log, and view robust online reports.
  • Convert any backtest condition into a live alert with a single click — so you can find the next opportunity.

Detailed reporting and analytics help you build and refine winning strategies easier than ever before

TrendSpider provides a robust set of statistical metrics for you to use when refining your trading strategies, including, but not limited to:

  • Net profit and loss relative to asset performance
  • Strategy beta versus the underlying asset
  • Ratio of winning and losing positions
  • Drawdown analytics, including max draw down
  • Average losing, winning and overall return per trade
  • Reward versus risk ratio
  • Strategy expectancy

Price behavior explorer chart gives you a powerful, new way to visually understand the behavior of your trading strategy

TrendSpider's price behavior explorer is a powerful tool that helps you understand how your strategy performs from entry. Here, you can measure a wide range of statistics and also visually understand the likely path price will take from entry, which you can use to refine your strategy further. Metrics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mean and median change % over time
  • Performance relative to random control
  • Position step-down over time
  • 24th to 75th percentile volatility range
  • Min to max percentile volatility range

When a the last trade in a backtested strategy is an opening trade, the price behavior explorer chart will be superimposed on the price chart at entry so you can see if price action is behaving as expected visually.

Turn winning strategies into live trading bots without writing any code

When you find a winning strategy in the Strategy Tester, you can put it to work for you in a few different ways. For example, one way is to create "Alert Me Next Time" notifications on your entry or exit conditions. Another way is to convert the entire strategy into a fully automated Trading Bot. It's designed to be easy to use, even for people who don't have computer science degrees!

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Visually develop, test, refine your own trading strategies

You used to have to be a computer science major to backtest strategies automatically. The process would involve writing code, running the test, then editing the code, and repeating - until you found something you like. No more. TrendSpider's Strategy Tester makes it easy to visually create and test strategies for anyone - even if you aren't a programmer.

Use hindsight to your advantage with 40+ years of market data

Go back in time and see what would have happened in the past if you traded a specific way WITHOUT risking a penny of your capital. Having significant historical data at your fingertips gives you an advantage few other traders have. Create, refine and compare different strategies to each other. Perfect your trading method before you risk your capital on it. It's never been easier.