I love that Alpaca added a REST API for retrieving historical data. My app doesn’t really fit into the boxes of using an online backtesting service - I would love to see Alpaca add a feature where you could use a REST API to perform some backtesting type features. I’ve implemented some very rudamentary backtesting code locally, but the problems that I have are:
- Stock Splits
- Symbol Changes
- Any valuation changes I don’t understand
I would love to be able to purchase “across history” using a paper account, to avoid some of these hiccups.
Related: Backtesting with Alpaca native api