If you need help with backtesting a cTrader trading robot then follow the link below which will go into detail on how to do it.
Important Information - Compounded Drawdown Risk
It may be worth noting that if you achieve a 5% drawdown (capital at risk) with a back-test run for a single symbol and you wish to run 10 cBot instances or 10 symbols at the same time and they all show around a 5% drawdown than you could potentially have a compounded drawdown of 50%. If you plan to run multiple currency symbols or cBot instances at the same time be aware that the total draw-down can be much higher.
If you wish to have a maximum drawdown at any time of only 10% and you want to run 10 cBot instances or symbols than it is wise to adjust the settings so that each symbol shows only a 1% drawdown for your backtest.
- When the backtest ends, why is the equity not equal to the balance and why does it show drawdown?
This happens when there are still trades open and at a loss, at the end of a backtest the cTrader platform does not automatically close all trades, you will find that some positions will still be open, sometimes in profit and sometimes in a loss.
** If you go back to the introduction page you can watch a video tutorial for the Grid-Hedge trading robot which includes how to backtest.