firstly I am very new ... so newbie that I only realised that back-testing is necessary before you can ever put the money in. I am using meta trader 4 and want to back test channel breakouts on spot forex. I tried to manually write down all the entry exist prices and time, but just by finishing 6 years USDCHF, it took me almost one day. So I realised I need to use some programming stuff to help me. could anybody share some ideas with me? sorry that if my question is so basic..