BacktestXL is the first backtesting framework compatible with Microsoft Excel. Thanks to our user feedback and constant feature additions, BacktestXL has become the industry standard for backtesting in Excel.
This article will help you get up and running in no time!
Installing the BacktestXL Add-In
Installing Backtest XL is as simple as it gets. Just follow these steps and get started:
- Open Microsoft Excel
- Click on “Insert“
- Select “Get Add-Ins“
- Search for “Backtest XL“
- Click on “Add” and then “Continue“
- Done! You can now access BacktestXL in the “Home” tab of Microsoft Excel.
GettingBacktest XL Pro License Key
BacktestXL has a powerful and feature-rich free version. Having said that, experienced and professional traders will benefit from the reporting features of BacktestXL Pro. You can get a 1-week free trial and evaluate our Pro plan.
If you’re like us, you prefer to learn by looking at interesting examples instead of reading a manual. We regularly add strategies to our database so that you can get your creative juices flowing.
|MA Crossover||This strategy uses two moving averages to buy and sell AAPL. It uses limit orders. No trading fees.||Download|
|Airline COVID||This strategy trades American Airlines. It uses VIX as a trigger to avoid exposure to risk during highly volatile markets. It uses market orders for both buying and selling. Trading fees of 0.1%.||Download|
|Momentum with TP and SL||This strategy trades the SPY ETF. It trades on positive momentum and sells using take profits and stop losses. No trading fees.||Download|
|Volatility Trigger||This strategy trades ETSY. It buys whenever the closing price is treater than the 2 standard-deviation upper price. It sells after 2 months or at a 10% take profit.||Download|
If you prefer to follow along with a tutorial, you can check out this step-by-step guide I wrote!
In order to keep this article short, we moved the documentation to the following section.