STEP6 – How to do a strategy test

Our first real strategy test in MQL5

In STEP5 we have adjusted the necessary settings and hit the start button.

  1. Have a little patience while MetaTrader loads the history data
  2. Watch out for a magnifying glass icon in your task bar
  3. Click that icon to open the Strategy Tester Visualisation

Now you should see this window

StrategyTesterWindowAfter you have started the strategy test, you can adjust the speed, pause or restart the test and you will see the spread lable change. But how do we actually buy or sell something? In STEP7 we are going to do that…