A Comparison of Backtesting Tools

December 16, 2017

Henry Crutcher, founder of Equities Lab LLC, pits six backtesting programs against each other, including his own.

Which online backtesting service deserves the individual investor’s loyalty? This should be a simple judgment, once the criteria for a “good” backtesting tool is specified. states that backtesting is “the process of testing a trading strategy on relevant historical data to ensure its viability before the trader risks any actual capital. A trader can simulate the trading of a strategy over an appropriate period of time and analyze the results for the levels of profitability and risk.”

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