Need help getting started, trying to graph draw down
Russell Turner last edited by
I have tried to write a couple programs but haven't really been able to fully grasp how all the pieces fit together. I have tried reading a lot of the documentation and examples online etc... But I quickly get lost... It seems they start with super simple examples but quickly get complicated. Also, I see lots of little differences with how they go about programming something that is basically the same thing. I understand there are lots of ways to skin a cat... But this causes me to just get confused. As far as I am concerned, I don't really care at this point what the "best" way is. Even the "worst" way is better than "no" way at this point which is where I am currently at.
I am trying to keep things simple to start, as I learn and progress, I can "improve" and learn why I should do things one way vs the other.
Ok... So I simply want to make a graph of the "drawdown" for Tesla. At this point, I would like to simply hard code "Tesla" and if i want to see drawdown for apple... Then I can backspace a couple times and type in Apple.
As I understand, I may need to place an order to actually produce a graph of drawdown. If this is the case then I would like to simply say I buy 1 share on X date. For example, I buy 1 share on July 2nd, 2019. Then If I want to change the date... I can simply backspace a few times and type in a new date.
One problem I keep running into is that I find only a piece of the code I need. For example just the piece to show drawdown but I can't never figure out how to add it to my code.
Here is what I have been able to successfully accomplish. Which I am really proud of although it took me a ridiculous number of hours to get this far. Many of the examples use data from a file, I like that this can pull some of the latest data from online by simply changing the dates.
from __future__ import (absolute_import, division, print_function, unicode_literals) from datetime import datetime import backtrader as bt # Create a cerebro enity (cerebro engine) cerebro = bt.Cerebro() # Get TSLA data # ** Easy to change Tesla to another stock like Apple # **** Just backspace and enter new ticker symbol and hit run # ** Easy to change Date # **** Just backspace and enter new date and hit run data = bt.feeds.YahooFinanceData(dataname='TSLA', fromdate=datetime(2019, 1, 1), todate=datetime(2019, 12, 31)) # Add TSLA data to cerebro engine (inject a datafeed) cerebro.adddata(data) # Run over everything cerebro.run() # Plot TSLA data cerebro.plot()
Can someone please help me to add drawdown to this? I know if someone provided the solution, I could study it and begin to understand how all this works. Again, keep it simple for me, just the basic minimum I need to add a plot of drawdown to the code above. Thank you.