Learn to Backtest Historical Price Action Using Moving Averages
Why backtest? Because analyzing price action data from the past can increase your odds of profitability in the future.
In this 18-part eCourse, you'll learn what backtesting is, why it's important, and how to do it effectively for better trading results. We'll cover the following topics in detail:
- What is backtesting?
- Data mining
- Beating Buy and Hold
- Winning & Losing
- Backtesting in different market environments
- Emotions & Stress
- Selection Bias
- Market Constituents
- Curve fitting
- Commission Costs
- Things That a Backtest Doesn't Show
And a detailed example of a winning moving average system and backtesting resources!
The principles are thoroughly explained by Steve in video walkthroughs using backtesting software. Follow along and take your trading to the next level!
After a lifelong fascination with financial markets, Steve Burns started investing in 1993, and trading his own accounts in 1995. It was love at first trade. A natural teacher with a unique ability to cut through the bull and make complex ideas simple, Steve took to blogging and social media by founding New Trader U in 2011.
Since then, New Trader U has attracted hundreds of thousands of visits a month, becoming the go-to resource for people wanting to build a strong, trading foundation. New Trader U offers an extensive blog resource with more than 3,000 original articles (Steve posts daily).
Asked daily if he could mentor, Steve realized that there weren’t enough hours in the day to give everyone the attention they deserved, so the eCourses and books were developed to help traders survive and thrive in the markets.
StartModule 1-: Data Mining (10:19)
StartModule 2- Returns (7:38)
StartModule 3- Buy & Hold (6:06)
StartModule 4- Winning and Losing (9:41)
StartModule 5- Profitability (8:51)
StartModule 6- Market Environments (10:39)
StartModule 7- Goals (6:53)
StartModule 8- Emotions and Stress (8:20)
StartModule 9- Selection Bias (8:52)
StartModule 10- Market Constituents (6:25)
StartModule 11- Curve Fitting (4:04)
StartModule 12- Commission Costs (5:53)
StartModule 13- Slippage (3:19)
StartModule 14- Portfolio Moving Average Backtest (11:09)
StartModule- 15 Moving Average System Example (9:02)
StartModule 16- What It Can-t Show (1:10)
StartModule 17- Conclusion (2:38)
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