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Help with backtesting

Hello,

Was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with a simple price cross of a HMA backtest. I am totally clueless as to how to even start the backtest.

I was eyeballing it last couple of days and it seems to be doing well. (Of course market is in a tight range so not sure how it would work in a more trending market where counter trend pullbacks would be a bar at the most.)

Thank you.

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Hello,

Was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with a simple price cross of a HMA backtest. I am totally clueless as to how to even start the backtest.

I was eyeballing it last couple of days and it seems to be doing well. (Of course market is in a tight range so not sure how it would work in a more trending market where counter trend pullbacks would be a bar at the most.)

Thank you.

Send me the rules and if they're not too complicated I'll do a backtest. Which instument - NQ?

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Try to press <F1> in NinjaTrader, then search "Strategy Analyser".
And when it's clear, search "Strategy Wizard".
Their is some videos, and all this is very simple...

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Thanks Sam. Will check it out.

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Hello!

Have you ever thought about getting some historical data and just doing some backtesting manually? I think it gives you a better feel for what you're working with...

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Solom113,

I think manually back testing is better too. Example i would be more inclined to take a counter trend trade if there was strong support/resistance or would exit a trade before target because of previous support/resistance etc. I was just looking for a general idea about how the ma cross would act on an instrument that has a higher daily tick range.

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