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So, today I loaded up a new strategy that I had tested, optimized, threw everything that I had at, and more, out into the real world for the first time.

MY little baby.

Anyway, let this be a lesson to all ye out there: Alway test your code for automated strategies on small money accounts.

My strategy was one that traded the FOREX market, so testing it on a small account that I created just for testing, was no big issue (only $100 total at risk in this micro-lot account).


So, we have created our Triple Moving Average System in Ninjatrader. Now, Let’s test something.

To bring up the strategy, we are going to File -> New -> Strategy Analyzer.

I have already imported Currency Data from a Provider. It may have cost me money, but is was better to spend $200 bucks on it, than LOSE THOUSANDS later.

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How To Use NinjaTrader To Test Simple Trading Strategies

by Mark Williams on February 9, 2009

My current trading platform that I am using is Ninjatrader. The enjoy the ease of use of the program, and the fact that this powerful little sumb**** of a program is free to use for charting and backtesting (but not for live trading). Free. 100%. AND it’s powerful. You can’t beat that. AND, it’s a […]


How To Create And Test A Trading Strategy, Part II

by Mark Williams on January 29, 2009

In Part I of this series, we took a look at the beginning brainstorming phases of our project, to create and backtest our trading strategy. Today, we are going to take a look at fleshing out our ideas and making what we have easily available for us to code, OR have someone else code for us 😉

So, we have done our mindmap. Now, it is time to take that mindmap, and turn our idea from the abstract to the grounded — to give some order and guidance for our next step of the game.

Now, depending on the type of personality that you have you can do the following:


How To Create And Test A Trading Strategy, Part I

by Mark Williams on January 26, 2009

You are finally ready to take the trading plunge. You have come up with an idea, or you decided to purchase a course, and are ready to get at it.

But, before you jumped right in, you wised up and decided to see if your idea actually works.

So, how do you go doing it?

Well, there are many ways for you to do this. I am going to show a you VERY low cost way to do this.

So, let’s start.

First, let’s go on ahead and get your idea fleshed out.

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It took a while, but I had finally done it. I had the results from backtest of the trading system that I had been using FOR YEARS there in the palm of my hand. Did I truly find the holy grail system, I had thought, or was my system just doomed to failure, but I […]


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