Using tick data and timeseries data together

  • Hi,

    I want to use simple strategy. I tried a lot ways but I can't.

    Strategy must be use tick data (reading from csv), indicators must be use timeseries (resampled from tick) data

    When latest price changed (on tick data):
    if latest price (tick) >= indicator (ex: SMA(55)) latest bar close (based on timeseries (ex daily))
    if latest price (tick) <= indicator (ex: SMA(20)) latest bar close (based on timeseries (ex daily))

    Could you help me?



    class TestStrategy(bt.Strategy):
        def log(self, txt, dt=None):
            dt = dt or self.datas[0].datetime.datetime(0)
            print('%s, %s' % (dt, txt))
        def __init__(self):
            # Keep a reference to the "close" line in the data[0] dataseries
            self.dataclose = self.datas[0].close
            # To keep track of pending orders
            self.order = None
        def notify_order(self, order):
            if order.status in [order.Submitted, order.Accepted]:
                # Buy/Sell order submitted/accepted to/by broker - Nothing to do
            # Check if an order has been completed
            # Attention: broker could reject order if not enougth cash
            if order.status in [order.Completed]:
                if order.isbuy():
                    self.log('BUY EXECUTED, %.2f' % order.executed.price)
                elif order.issell():
                    self.log('SELL EXECUTED, %.2f' % order.executed.price)
                self.bar_executed = len(self)
            elif order.status in [order.Canceled, order.Margin, order.Rejected]:
                self.log('Order Canceled/Margin/Rejected')
            # Write down: no pending order
            self.order = None
        def next(self):
            up_value = <--- I need SMA(55) latest bar close
            down_value = <--- I need SMA(20) latest bar close
            self.log('Close, price: %.2f - up: %.2f' % (self.dataclose[0], up_value))
            # Check if an order is pending ... if yes, we cannot send a 2nd one
            if self.order:
            if self.position.size == 0 : # FLAT
                if self.dataclose[0] > up_value:
                    self.log('BUY CREATE, %.2f' % self.dataclose[0])
                    self.order =
                elif self.dataclose[0] < down_value:
                    self.log('SELL CREATE, %.2f' % self.dataclose[0])
                    self.order = self.sell()
    if __name__ == '__main__':
        # Create a cerebro entity
        cerebro = bt.Cerebro()
        # Load the Data
        datapath = 'csv/df2_tick_reversed.csv'
        tick_data = btfeeds.GenericCSVData(
        # cerebro.addindicator(TURTLE, period=10)
        # period_data = cerebro.resampledata(dataname=tick_data, timeframe=bt.TimeFrame.Days)
        # Add the Data Feed to Cerebro
        # cerebro.adddata(tick_data)
        cerebro.resampledata(dataname=tick_data, timeframe=bt.TimeFrame.Days)
        # cerebro.adddata(period_data)
        # Set our desired cash start # 0.1% ... divide by 100 to remove the %
        # Add a strategy
        # Print out the starting conditions
        print('Starting Portfolio Value: %.2f' %
        # Run over everything
        # Print out the final result
        print('Final Portfolio Value: %.2f' %

  • administrators

    To simulate a raw tick data one can assign the value of the tick to the fields of the OHLC. See

    With that in mind the value of close (for example) can be used as the tick value (And has to be added with addata)

    The 2nd stream, the resampled one, is created, as already present in the code, by issuing resampledata.

    The tick data would be in data0 and the resampled in data1

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