How to start developing your own backtester

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  • backtrader

    Python Backtesting library for trading strategies

  • fast-trade

    low code backtesting library utilizing pandas and technical analysis indicators

    You can start with fast-trade if you’d like. It’s a pretty simple backtesting engine but you can modify it however you’d like. Full disclosure I made it but I was trying to figure out how to get started as well and this is what I ended up with. Good luck!

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