Moving Average crossover Backtester

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Old Jun 19, 2012, 1:36pm   #1
 
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Moving Average crossover Backtester

Hi All,

I've created a very simple moving average strategy backtester as a hobby project that I hope will be of interest to traders. I'd really appreciate if you could take a look and if possible answer the following questions:

1) What features does it need to be useful
2) Are there any related ideas that would be useful to you? e.g. MACD backtester

You can find it at

www.movingaveragebacktest.com

Thanks for taking a look!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 1:45pm   #2
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To my amazement, I'm really impressed with this. The user interface is particularly nice

People could learn a great deal from using such a tool

suggestions for improvements, maybe add an equity curve, and trade statistics ?

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Hi All,

I've created a very simple moving average strategy backtester as a hobby project that I hope will be of interest to traders. I'd really appreciate if you could take a look and if possible answer the following questions:

1) What features does it need to be useful
2) Are there any related ideas that would be useful to you? e.g. MACD backtester

You can find it at

www.movingaveragebacktest.com

Thanks for taking a look!
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 1:48pm   #3
 
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Re: Moving Average crossover Backtester

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I am actually impressed

People could learn a great deal from using such a tool
Thanks! Could you suggest any directions for future work?
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 1:53pm   #4
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Thanks! Could you suggest any directions for future work?
help me programme some MT4 EA's ?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:21am   #5
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very nice UI. check out a 26 - 36 day cross over the past 5 years. who said ma crossover systems were not profitable.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:29am   #6
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Possible improvements.
Pick instrument. On the current one it doesnt even say what it is.
as mentioned: equity curve.
choose lots/contracts.

but overall keep it simple (like it already is).
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 6:12pm   #7
 
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Possible improvements.
Pick instrument. On the current one it doesnt even say what it is.
as mentioned: equity curve.
choose lots/contracts.

but overall keep it simple (like it already is).
Thanks for checking it out and the ideas, I'll definitely stick them in.

On another note, I have had 40 visitors so far and there doesn't seem to be much interest in anyone getting alerts for any strategy. My thoughts

1) MA crossover to simple for people to be interested using in practice
2) Alerts button not obvious
3) some other reason

Any comments?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:40pm   #8
 
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Re: Moving Average crossover Backtester

Hey, trying to private msg you but I guess I dont have enough posts.

Your MA Crossover tool is very cool. Better than anything else I have found out there. Especially with the short option included. Is there a way to test it back to year 2000 and also include a long MA up to 300? Since you asked for suggestions, some people like to compare a trade being done on the day of crossover, day after one or 2 closes, vs making a trade at end of the week, vs trading at the month end the crossover occurred. Another suggestion is when price crosses just 1 MA rather than 2 MA's crossing.

You can email me at vno34@yahoo.com.

Thanks. Again, really cool tester.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 2:13pm   #9
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Hi All,

I've created a very simple moving average strategy backtester as a hobby project that I hope will be of interest to traders. I'd really appreciate if you could take a look and if possible answer the following questions:

1) What features does it need to be useful
2) Are there any related ideas that would be useful to you? e.g. MACD backtester

You can find it at

www.movingaveragebacktest.com

Thanks for taking a look!

Clicked on the link but just get a blank screen - is this still active?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 1:44am   #10
 
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Yes. Still works and is a great tool. Can anyone get a hold of the creator?
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