March 6, 2014
Some users coming from Metastock ask for “points-only” test.
One needs to know that AmiBroker features way more sophisticated futures mode than MS ever had: http://www.amibroker.com/guide/h_futbacktest.html
It provides full support for futures trading, handling margin deposit, point value, etc.
“Points-only” test is kind of the simplest possible case, but if you want to do just that, it can be implemented using these two lines:
SetOption("FuturesMode", True );
SetPostionSize( 1, spsShares ); // trade just 1 contract
That is all what you need to add to your formula to get point-only test.