Today, we shipped a change to the default commission model and capital base used in backtests, in order to bring them in line with the contest. There are two changes of note:
- The default commission is now $0.001 per share, down from $0.0075. This means that backtests use the same default commission as we apply in the contest.
- The default capital base is now $10 million, up from $1 million. Like with commission, backtests are now using the same default capital base as we apply in the contest.
This change to the defaults doesn't affect existing backtests or contest entries, but will apply to new backtests going forward.