Backtesting engines – MetaTrader 4,MetaTrader 5, Tradestation, · NinjaTrader

Author: Tomas Vanek

January 9th, 2019

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  • MetaTrader 4 / 5 – forex, CFDs
  • NinjaTrader – futures, stocks, forex – IN DEVELOPMENT
  • Tradestation – futures, stocks, forex – IN DEVELOPMENT


There are some differences between these platforms in how each platform handles trades, opens and closes positions, manages the open trades, etc. which can cause strategy to have very different results in one engine compared to the other. Always develop strategies in the engine you’ll be trading it later!

StrategyQuant allows you to switch the backtesting engine between MetaTrader / NinjaTrader / Tradestation so that internal testing engine knows how to treat the trades in a way that matches the selected platform.

Each trading platform and backtesting engine also allows you to configure some settings that are specific for a given platform.


Please note !!!

StrategyQuant X is still in development, and we are focusing on MetaTrader 4 / 5 in the first phase.

Support for Tradestation, MultiCharts, NinjaTrader and other platforms – although they might be mentioned in this manual – is still in development and it is not yet available in StrategyQuant X.

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