I'm done with all the backtests I wanted to do, but won't post them here, since Birt uploaded his backtests now, and they match mine (I checked the charts, as well as looked at a couple of individual trades):
there can be differencies between brokers for any EA that using different data feeds ( indicators ) + it has slippage setup this will also cause differencies + most probably it has spread filter that can also effect.
walker36 posted: there can be differencies between brokers for any EA that using different data feeds ( indicators ) + it has slippage setup this will also cause differencies + most probably it has spread filter that can also effect.
Yes, the price feed will induce differences, and once people understand that, they will probably have the expectations set correctly (i.e. you cannot get all the same trades across brokers, but if the EA is based on a profitable strategy, the resulting expectancy will roughly be the same - discounting the spread, of course).
Also, what I'm trying to show here is that the demo account (at FXDD) is not always getting better fills than the real one:
BenniB84 posted: This is going to be a VERY interesting one to watch. Really tempted to jump on this one before is gets big and starts the blowing process... looking good overall?
It's looking OK from my perspective. Not great, but good enough to worth using it live in my account.
I don't like that the sales page advertises Pips Expectancy much higher than what I got in the backtests (I did EURUSD from 2007 through end of 2011, and I did not get anywhere close to what they claim to be). I also don't like that they (the vendor) did not put up a real money account, to show the commitment behind the EA.
However, I like that the EA passed the backtests for 4 of the 5 currencies (USDCHF is barely profitable from my testing), so I'm willing to risk 0.01 lots in my real account to learn more about the EA. The promise of this EA is that the wins are bigger than losses, and that's quite something, given that most of the EAs I looked so far at had that very much reversed (TP 15 pips, SL 120 - you have probably seen that already, more than enough :P)
The FXDD accounts linked above indeed show larger wins than losses, but it's too early to tell if that holds true for longer periods. What is good is that the EA takes trades often, so we'll have data to judge it pretty soon.
have you tried to test using different parameters? usdchf appear to be the best , but not using the default parameters. but it was not tested using tick data and only for half year. (in fact I think a long term back test means nothing because the EA will be optimised for a past good period but not for the current 'flat' market) so I put filter to 800, KofATR 4.6 and peratr to 26 for usdchf.
what did you get in a longer tick based back test?
for some reason... the GBPUSD did not provide any profitable configuration for the last 4 month in back test (again 90% quality) I'm not able to make it profitable
I only used the default parameters (except for lot size, which I set to fixed 0.01).
USDCHF had the worst overall performance (talking about the whole 2007-2011 timeframe). Disclaimer: I did not do USDCAD backtesting at all, so I am only comparing the other 4 pairs here. If you look at only the recent months, yes, the USDCHF performance was impressive, so you should look at longer periods, otherwise you'll get only a glimpse of the picture.
GBPUSD had the second best performance over the whole period. And again, if you only look at the recent months, GBPUSD was flat.
I think 90% quality is good for this EA, but I wanted to use the tickdata since I believe that data is more accurate then the one in MT4 history center. So if your data is good, 90% testing should give almost the same picture was my 99% testing.
For more details, see the images in the attached an archive.
but here must be reason for that. as you have said peeper spreads are lower. I had mentioned some issues about pepper at my thread earlier. I suspect now what I mentioned is correct. lets wait and see🙄🙄
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