This tutorial shows you how to set up a Backtest and explains the settings you need to fill in.
Before you begin, check the following:
• You have a Cryptohopper account
• You have an Explorer, Adventure, or Hero subscription from Cryptohopper
Set up a Backtest
- Log in to your Cryptohopper account.
- Go to the bot you want to use for a Backtest.
- Click “Backtesting”.
- Fill in the required fields.
- Click “Start Backtest”.
Select the currency you want to Backtest.
Select the Strategy you want to Backtest.
Sell based on Strategy
Switch the toggle if you want to sell a position based on the Strategy.
Fill in the percentage profit you want to make on a position before selling. When a currency goes above this percentage, your bot will place a sell order.
Switch the toggle so your bot will use a Stop-Loss.
Fill in the percentage your position needs to go down before your Stop-Loss is fired. Enter a positive number. For example, if you want to sell your currency when the price drops 2,5% fill in 2,5%.
Switch the toggle so your bot will use Trailing Stop-Loss. Trailing Stop-Loss percentage. Fill in the percentage you want the coin to drop. When this percentage is met your bot will try to sell the coin.
Arm Trailing Stop-Loss
Fill in the percentage of profit your coin needs to reach before selling. You want to cover the fees you’re paying for the trade. For example, you fill in 1%. Your Trailing Stop-Loss will be armed when the position hits 1% profit. The bot will sell the coin when it drops the Trailing Stop-Loss percentage.
Use Trailing Stop-Loss only
Switch the toggle so your bot will only use Trailing Stop-Loss to sell a position. When enabled, this setting will disable the Take Profit and only use the Trailing Stop-Loss to sell a position.
Switch the toggle to enable Trailing Stop-Buy.
Trailing Stop-Buy percentage
Fill in the percentage that the price should rise before your Trailing Stop-Buy is triggered.
Switch the toggle if you want to select the period you want to Backtest. If you switch the toggle fill in the Date range.
Important: keep in mind that the Backtester checks your indicator values every 5 minutes. The whole checking cycle of your Strategy in a real-funds bot can therefore provide different results. When using small candle sizes, the Strategy can skip some candles. Below, you find the interval break of the different subscriptions.
- Pioneer: only manual trading. So Backtester is not available.
- Explorer: 15 to 20 minutes.
- Adventurer: 6 to 12 minutes.
- Hero: 2 to 6 minutes.
- Paper trading bot: 10 minutes.