Online social trading platform and broker Darwinex said on Thursday it has introduced a backtest functionality for the Darwinex Score & Investable Attributes.
Users can upload their MetaTrader 4 (MT4) backtest in two formats – .HTML or .cvsand use algosto calculate their account statistics, such as return and drowdown, as well as variables like value-at-risk (VaR), D-Score and investable attributes, among others.
Traders can choose the format of a backtest – MT4 backtest in HTML, MT4 statement in HMTL or backtest in .csv format, as well as its currency (EUR, GBP, USD) and strategy name. Backtest results will not be visible to others.
The broker said the new functionalities were added on client requests for a tool that analyses backtests’ Darwinex Score & Investable Attributes.
Unlike demo accounts which take time to build a track record and develop an analysis, backtests are quick and take just minutes. Moreover, backtests have another advantage over demo accounts – they provide for more complex algorithms using D-Score and investable attributes.
Backtests are only available to traders, but not to investors. Darwinex’ social trading model includes traders (who make trades) and investors (who follow traders and copy their trades).
Darwinex is part of Tradeslide Trading Tech, a company licensed and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The social platform supports trading in forex and contracts for difference (CFDs) instruments. Darwinex was set up in 2012 but started operations in 2014.