Backtest Feed-Hopper: into which material is poured at intervals and from which it is regularly fed to a machine. Backtesting - Investopedia ... Backtesting is a way to evaluate the effectiveness of a trading strategy by running the strategy against historical data to see how it would have done ex-post. Any veteran backtesters out there willing to indulge us with a demonstration of the art upon the Hopper Item below? Hopper Item #2020 0815 2103 3 Ducks Trading System The system makes use of just ONE simple moving average – the 60 SMA. Time frames used: 4-hour, 1-hour, 5-min 1. Buy conditions: Price must be above the 60SMA on both the 4-hour and 1-hour charts. Buy on candle close when price crosses above the 60SMA on the 5-min chart. 2. Sell conditions Price must be below the 60SMA on both the 4-hour and 1-hour charts. Sell on candle close when price crosses below the 60SMA on the 5-min chart. Exit conditions: 1. Stop loss: Place initial stop loss 30 pips above or below trigger price. 2. Profit target: Place profit target 30 pips above or below the entry price in the direction of the signal. 3. New crossovers: Close trade if price crosses back above or below the 60SMA. This would signal that the 3 ducks are no longer aligned. Starting account balance = $100,000 Item traded: EUR/USD, or Your Choice Amount risked per trade: stop loss = 1% of account value Adjust position size so stop loss, 30 pips for EUR/USD in this case = 1% of account value. If futures are used, adjust position size to maximum number of contracts while stop loss < 1% of account value. If micro futures can be used, (mnq) use maximum number of contracts while stop loss < 1% of account value.