New to Coding - Backtest Fails - Looking for advice
Hello, I am really new to coding. I started off follow the Intermediate 1:entering and exiting positions video that Cloudquant has on YouTube. I made some small changes but nothing serious, just messing around trying to get a hang off it. The problem is that every time I try backtesting it fails. I was wondering if anyone had any advice? thank You
``from cloudquant.interfaces import Strategy
@classmethod def is_symbol_qualified(cls, symbol, md, service, account): etf=service.symbol_list.in_list(service.symbol_list.get_handle("82e8721e-d9fe-4ac4-b597-5197a4309a60"),symbol) etn=service.symbol_list.in_list(service.symbol_list.get_handle("9389dd95-ca7e-4fe2-b2a6-329ce7de4665"),symbol) return md.stat.prev_close>50.00 and md.stat.prev_close<100.00 and md.stat.avol>1000000 and md.stat.beta>1.50 and md.stat.dividend_percent<1.50 def on_start(self,md,order,service,account): self.inPosition=0 def on_minute_bar(self, event, md, order, service, account, bar): bardata=md.bar.minute(-1,include_extended=True).close if len(bardata)>0: if (1 and event.timestamp>service.time(hour=9,minute=32,second=0,millisecond=0) and ent.timestamp<service.time(hour=13,minute=0,second=0,millisecond=0) and self.inPosition==0 and bardat<md.stat.prev_close*0.99): order.algo_buy(self.symbol, algorithm="market", intent="init",order_quantity=100) self.inPosition=1 print "Entering ",self.symbol,service.time_to_string(event.timestamp),round(bardata,2),round(md.stat.prev_close,2) if event.timestamp>service.time(hour=15,minute=40,second=0,millisecond=0) and self.inPosition==1: order.algo_sell(self.symbol, algorithm="market", intent="exit") self.inPosition=2 print "Exiting ",self.symbol,service.time_to_string(event.timestamp),round(bardata,2),round(md.stat.prev_close,2)
Make sure you just run for 1 day and check the console as you are developing the script.
The errors will appear there.
The only errors I saw were
1) indentation error 1.. the whole script should be indented after the class CQ28.... line
2) indentation error 2 .. the if statement after checking the length of the bardata should be back by 1 tab (4 chars).. the rest of the lines after it are indented.. its a little odd to get used to..
3) and ent.timestamp should be and event.timestamp
4) and bardat<md should be and bardata<md
It took me 4 separate submissions and 4 separate errors listed in the console to work each of these out but it only took 2 mins.
So it is easy once you get used to the.. rinse.. repeat process.
In time you will build your own library of routines and clone working routines from other scripts you like.
It will get easier, I promise!
And you are developing a skill that will be useful in other aspects of your working life!
When reading an error in the console, you usually only really need to look at the last few lines to see where the error occurred.. see below..