Hopefully, it was pretty cool writing your first algorithm strategy in Arcade, but now what? We need to backtest the strategy created in Part 1 of this series to see if we had any luck with other large-cap stocks.

So, let’s get started.

In the Strategy panel, find the strategy you created and click the button “Test” to be redirected to the backtesting page. (Note: you can also backtest patterns, which we will cover in another part of this series.)

Since it’s the first time you’re executing a test…

Create your first algo trading strategy with Arcade Trader and Alpaca

NOTE: This tutorial has been modified on July 10th, 2020 to use the new “Natural Language” instead of Javascript. You will find a new tutorial about using Javascript soon.

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