Backtesting 101

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
  • Returns
  • Beating Buy and Hold
  • Winning & Losing
  • Profitability
  • Backtesting in different market environments
  • Goals
  • Emotions & Stress
  • Selection Bias
  • Market Constituents
  • Curve fitting
  • Commission Costs
  • Slippage
  • 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!

Your Instructor

Steve Burns
Steve Burns

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 1,000 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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