Backtesting a YM Strategy

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by wiesman02, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Hey guys. I'm looking into backtesting a YM strategy regarding overbought and oversold conditions. Indicators such as RSI, stoch, macd, bollingers.... I use 1 minute candle charts.

    Just started tracking my strat for the past week. It averages 2-4 trades per day. I need a way to backtest my strategy. I trade equities at a prop firm and don't trade the indexes right now. I'm still trying to develop a few strategies for the YM.

    Question is.....I don't know where to backtest this strat. I don't have a futures broker as of yet. Still looking around. Just looking for some cheap product where I can spend around $50 for a month to do some backtesting on the YM using 1 minute candles and indicators. I've been looking around for backtesting software, but not sure which software requires a lot of programming knowledge and which doesn't.

    I have 0 programming background. If this strategy is as profitable as I think it is, I will look into fully automating it.

    Any help would be great. I'll be back late tonight so i wont respond to any answers til later on.

    Thanks in advance.