Automatic Portfolio Management with zero management fees using Arcade Trader

Mutual funds are probably the easiest way to invest for people without a financial background. Statista Research Department reported that “In 2019, 46.4% of the households in the United States owned mutual funds.

First of all, what’s a mutual fund? “Mutual funds are investment funds managed by professional managers who allocate the funds received from individual investors into stocks, bonds, and/or other assets.” — Investopedia

This means the people behind mutual funds do all the work of research and analysis, while you just pay a small fee for their management. …


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, you can’t copy the configuration from a previous test, so we’re going to create a new one. Just press “Ok” on the following popup:

Create a new configuration or use a previous one

Backtesting has a lot of available settings to ensure accuracy, but for our first run, we’re going to leave the defaults for pretty much all of…


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.

If you’re an investor or a stock trader, it’s no secret that algorithms have replaced regular investors in terms of volume.

Why algorithms? Because while a person can follow maybe 4 stocks at the same time, algorithms can follow thousands of stocks and respond faster than a blink of an eye. Furthermore, they are committed to a defined strategy without any emotion. Yes, trading can be very emotional. Poor execution due…

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