This is a little snippet you can paste into your Strategy to set the testing start date and time.
It is not a Strategy per se, though is an example with the timestamp script included.
Instructions are fairly straight forward, and are listed in the script.
If for some reason you also wanted an end date, that too is possible. Just leave a note in the comments.
Disclaimer: We searched for a similar script on TV, and could not find anything at this point in time.
You can set your preferred date and time in the input section of the settings.
Why us Start Time and End Time?
Let’s say you want to test your strategy only during previous know bullish market conditions.
Perhaps your strategy may perform differently during bullish conditions compared to bearish conditions.
Take Bitcoin for example:
You could set your start time to 2017, 11, 12, 00, 00 and set your end time to 2017, 12, 17, 00, 00.
This would filter and only sample the last bull run from 2017-11-12 to 2017-12-17.
In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.
Copy and paste this into a new strategy to test.
strategy("Exit 1 Hour", overlay = true)
// Using 1 Hour Chart: 1 Bar = 1 Hour - 24 Bars = 24 Hours
long = crossover(sma(close, 14), sma(close, 28))
short = offset(long, 24) // 24 Bars Forward