I set up a new Demo Account with multiplier set at 0 and a $5,000 balance. With the JPY pairs the EA is constantly changing the TP. Everything else seems to be working as expected. Also the EA has not closed any trades yet for a loss so that is an improvement but it has only been 24 hours or so. I will keep you posted.
I'm a programmer and I don't understand what old data could be corrupting the strategy. If the programmer is storing things in a file or in global variables, then yes those need to be cleared.
On the negative TP, I'm sure that problem is because the script is updating TP for trades it should not be ie setting the TP to the TP of trades of different symbols. I've watched it do it, and I've seen it in the logs.
I'm pressed with the EA thus far, but it does need some clean up. If the programmer does not want to do that, I'll update the code fix the TP problem. It is simple of filtering trades by Symbol and hopefully magic number before modifying trades. I'm guessing though once a trade is place the TP should not be modifiied, or atleast till another trade is opened in the same symbol and direction.
I don't agree that demo's are worthless. You do have to keep in mind that execution in demos are faster than real because most if not all the time demo are auto accepted where real have to be sent to the bank which causes additional latency which can cause slippage. The are a tool to get an idea if something will work. If it does not work in a demo, don't go live with it. But if it does work in a demo go live with a small account and build it up as time goes on for multiple reasons.
I have been running my demos for a while, they have more negative loss than the profit it has closed. I'm hoping that will change in time as the new levels are closed. I have seen that the TP for all the trades for the same symbol are the same, thus my future confusing of why the EA is changing the TP for trades all the time. Any update on fixing that bug?
I am seeing something strange. I set up 3 demo accounts at $5,000 each this past Sunday at the market opening and am running the new version (0.92) at multiplier_filter of 1, 2 and 3. The accounts set to 1 and 3 have not opened any trades since Sunday. The account at the 2 setting has opened about 20 1x trades and closed 3 trades for profit. Currently the account is positive. Also it is constantly changing the TP of the open trades.
Hi Chan77. That setting of 2 is not a valid one. It can only be set to match actual Tom's EA multiplier values such as 1 (for 1X), 3 (for 3X), 6 (for 6X), 9 (for 9X), etc. So, you can expect that setting of 2 to spit out hilarious trades!
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