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Historical Backtest

The Historical Backtest Scanner shows how an asset's price performance aligns with the changing score of the EdgeFinder each day.
HOW DOES THE HISTORICAL BACKTEST WORK?
The Historical Backtest Scanner plots an asset’s price performance with the EdgeFinder’s score. You can see the score of the EdgeFinder change each day while price changes.
HOW WE USE THIS TO TRADE?
This tool plots the market open and close price on top of the asset’s score. This is helpful for traders to see how an asset would have performed relative to its score every day. It is helpful in spotting changes in momentum, a continuation of trends, and signs of a weakening or strengthening market.

How is the historical backtest Calculated on the EdgeFinder?

Historical Backtest Calculation

Here is an example on the SPX500. As you can see, price was moving higher at the same time the EdgeFinder's sentiment was at a strong bullish reading of +7. However, as price begain to show sings of bullish weakness, the scanner downgraded its score from a +7 to a +6. And eventually, the score reached as low as -3.

The EdgeFinder has the ability to adapt to market conditions based off a series of fundamental and technical data. The first sign of weakness in score led to over two weeks of selling on this index.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
View more FAQs here.

What time frames can you use the edgeFinder on?

The EdgeFinder gives directional bias and is not time based. Therefore, there is not a specific time frame that is best for the EdgeFinder.

What assets are included on the EdgeFinder?

Forex Majors:
AUDUSD, NZDUSD, USDZAR, GBPUSD, USDJPY, USDCAD, USDCHF, EURUSD

Forex Minors:
AUDCAD, AUDCHF, AUDJPY, AUDNZD, CADCHF, CADJPY, CHFJPY, EURAUD, EURCAD, EURCHF, EURGBP, EURJPY, EURNZD, GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY, GBPNZD, NZDCAD, NZDCHF, NZDJPY

Metals:
XAUUSD, PLATINUM, SILVER, COPPER

Energy:
USOIL

Indices:
GER30, US30, SPX500, US10Y, NAS100, JP225, UK100, RUSSELL

Bonds:
US10Y

Is the EdgeFinder realtime?

While the EdgeFinder is not necessarily realtime, it is fully automatic in its data collection. The EdgeFinder uses a variety of data sources and inputs. Most price data updates are on a 15 minute timer, while economic data updates every few hours. COT data updates weekly (as it only releases 1 time per week), and retail sentiment updates every 30 minutes.

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