Although I have read a lot of general books on Excel and VBA I still do not really have a clue how to run complex backtests of trading strategies in Excel/VBA. Can anyone point me to a book or other resource that helps learning the functions that are important to do a backtest and how to organize data/set up the sheets/code? I heard lots of people prefer Matlab for doing backtests, but I only have very basic knowledge on Matlab and absolutely no clue how to use the system for backtest. Any tipps on a resource to learn doing backtests in Matlab? Thanks!