Basics ยป Backtesting pitfalls


One of the most common ways of producing meaningless backtest results is by overfitting the strategy to a particular market/timeframe. The more you tweak a strategy, the more likely you are on your way to overfit it.

To learn more about overfitting and ways to reduce the chances of it occurring, please see the following articles:

Not enough historic data to backtest on / Too few backtested trades

For more information on this, please see the Introduction section of the Backtesting on TradingView page.