pivotrade

Pivotrade is a Javascript backtesting framework for testing trading strategies on historical price data.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import pivotrade from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/pivotrade';
</script>

README

Pivotrade

Pivotrade is a Javascript backtesting framework for testing trading strategies on historical price data.

Pivotrades requires only a callback function and will handle historical price data, performance monitoring, and state management, giving you the freedom to focus more on strategy and less on infrastructure.

Documentation

Feel free to visit the documentation

Getting Started

Download from NPM

https://www.npmjs.com/package/pivotrade

> npm i pivotrade

Here is an example implementation of a classic Simple Moving Average (SMA) crossover strategy trading on the S&P ETF. A strategy that involves:

  • Buying N shares of a security when it's 20 day moving average crosses above its 50 day moving average. Set a stop loss at 10% below it's long entry price.

  • Selling N shares of a security when its 20 day average falls below the 50 day average.

// node example/sma_cross.js

const Session = require("pivotrade").Session;
const Algorithm = require("pivotrade").Algorithm;
const SMA = Algorithm.SMA;

const session = new Session({
  name: "SMA Crossover",
  symbol: "SPY",
  capital: 100000,
  start_date: "2006-01-01",
  end_date: "2010-01-01",
  indicators: {
    SMA50: new SMA(50),
    SMA20: new SMA(20)
  }
});

session.backtest((price, account, indicators) => {
  let SMA20 = indicators.SMA20;
  let SMA50 = indicators.SMA50;

  let cur_price = price.close;
  if (account.positions.length === 0) {
    if (SMA20 > SMA50) {
      let num_shares = Math.floor(account.capital / cur_price);
      let stop_loss = 0.90 * cur_price;
      session.buy({ limit: cur_price, quantity: num_shares, stop_loss: stop_loss});
    }
  }

  if (account.positions.length === 1) {
    let position = account.positions[0];
    if (SMA20 < SMA50) {
      session.sell({ id: position.id, limit: cur_price, quantity: position.quantity });
    }
  }
});