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vontogr (togr)
Sep 07 2016 at 06:37
4862 posts
Hi,

I am optimizing my strategy on calgo (ctrader) with tick data precision from server and with 10,000 deposit I am getting results like 13 billion profit with 10k deposit.

How reliable is such backtesting, do you think real results could be at least close to it?

BR

Tomas

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vontogr (togr)
Sep 23 2016 at 08:31
4862 posts
sirius1fx (sirius1fx)
Sep 24 2016 at 03:59
345 posts
I got no experience on cAlgo, but whats the avg trade duration?

if i were you id test it on a small account and see what happens..

worst case you loose a few hundred, but sure as hell worth the risk..

if you follow the flock like sheep you always end up stepping in shit!
bestdarngood
Sep 25 2016 at 07:34
174 posts
I think it all depends on the strategy, if this is a scalper, then it will be highly dependent on the spread and execution rate which can jeopardize the real results greatly.

What time span is that? 5 years?

Results look really good, but too good to be true for live testing, the market is always working against you, but then again, with 8000+ trades, it is highly possible to have good returns, but the DD is what I would be leary of. So low that it generally implies a scalper, which I have never seen a scalper that actually makes it without huge DD in real life. I don't trust scalpers, too many factors to make them profitable and reliable

See my profile or message me for my latest EA
fx4btc
Sep 25 2016 at 07:39
97 posts
best to run it live as @sirius1fx mentioned. I use cAlgo and optimizing normally weakens the strategy. It normally leads to curve fitting your logic around the tick data set.

Rui Miguel De Araujo Ribeiro (ruimiguel07)
Sep 25 2016 at 08:59
12 posts
lol il give that stragedy a try for you on $10 000 and let you know ;)

vontogr (togr)
Sep 26 2016 at 06:59
4862 posts
The question is if this strategy results are so marvelous
How reliable is backtesting of other strategies with 'normal' results.
I do trade ctrader live on 10k account so I need to know if I can rely a bit on BT

stockea
Sep 26 2016 at 09:51
4 posts
togr posted:
No opinions?

First Why all your accounts are not verified?

vontogr (togr)
Sep 26 2016 at 12:30
4862 posts
stockea posted:
togr posted:
No opinions?

First Why all your accounts are not verified?


First all of my ctrader accounts are verified. Second it is done automatically when you add ctrader account. Third how is that related to backtesting. Fourth can you read :)?

CrazyTraderfx (CrazyTrader)
Sep 26 2016 at 13:42
1717 posts
Backtesting is a crap thing.
CTrader or MT4, I guess it the same crap thing. even with 99% Quality, backetesting means nothing.
I realizaed this by myself when I did perform some testings.
When you realize that you can get very different result from different brokers by using the same EA, you say 'WTF'
Then when you backtest the day (current day) while you had your EA on live the same day... and realize that backtesting doesn't provide same trades... Then you understand backtesting is so rubbish.

The real use of backtesting, it to make sure you have well coded your strategy and EA opens/closes when it supposed to do it.
You test that EA behaves well as expected. That's the only point of backtesting.

Some scarmers then used backtesting to show unneatable performance... and then everybody started on the same way.

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