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Need to do 99% modelling quality backtests

Nov 08, 2014 at 17:21
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RSTrading
forex_trader_139412
Member Since Jul 16, 2013   385 posts
Nov 08, 2014 at 17:21
Is there an easy way (with free software) to achieve 99% backtests. I have read about it in lots of forums but cannot seem to find a simple way (without converting & exporting etc)

Or can somebody please explain in layman's terms how I can do this?

I have tickstory lite, downloaded the currency pair I want to test on, exported to MT4, but now in the journal tab I am getting errors about it only being 'read only' and 'demo and live server differs' and so on.
RSTrading
forex_trader_139412
Member Since Jul 16, 2013   385 posts
Nov 09, 2014 at 12:50
Ok, I was up until early morning hours figuring out how to do this. Now I offer this to others who might need it at 80c a month tested, plus I will send you a performance report of your EA. Pm me..
Member Since Aug 21, 2013   14 posts
Nov 10, 2014 at 07:36
Screenshots tell the best story =]

I have been doing 99% backtests for the past year and a half with tickstory so I would be happy to help you. If you want to PM me and post a screenshot go for it.
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RSTrading
forex_trader_139412
Member Since Jul 16, 2013   385 posts
Nov 11, 2014 at 07:55
Thanks. Figured out how to do it..
Member Since Mar 25, 2014   21 posts
Nov 11, 2014 at 16:11
RSTrading posted:
Ok, I was up until early morning hours figuring out how to do this. Now I offer this to others who might need it at 80c a month tested, plus I will send you a performance report of your EA. Pm me..

Nobody is going to pay that and give an EA code for something that takes less than 1 hour to setup...

Here is how to achive such quality for those who want to run the tests in their computer:
RSTrading
forex_trader_139412
Member Since Jul 16, 2013   385 posts
Nov 12, 2014 at 11:10
I hear what you say.. I really battled for hours, did everything as the instructions said (google is full of explanations and youtube videos)
First my backtests said modelling quality n/a then it said 99% but it was red. I am just offering this to people who are battle like I did.
Software would have to be purchased if there was a demand for it.

The idea is not to make $ with this and do it full time. It is only to provide a service to others struggling to get it right.

You will be happy to know that there have been no takers, and I will do it for free until my licences are up, then stop completely.
Member Since Mar 18, 2016   127 posts
May 25, 2016 at 09:52
I wanted to do some accurate backtesting and googled how.

The above youtube video doesn't work anymore - only paid versions of the program for mt4 terminals build 765 and up.
We are already at build 950. With a lot of effort you can downgrade to a previous build and it will still be too high.. I have searched high and low for a terminal of previous build. I found a few that were in the 200-300 range. Once again the launcher couldn't start the mt4 terminal, too old.

Eventually after hours of searching and tweaking, I found a way to do 99% modelling quality backtests easily and unlimited if anyone is interested.
You will be amazed at the difference between 90% and 99.9%. I believe that past behavior is not a predictor of future behavior, but it gives us an accurate picture
My accounts will ALWAYS show high DD. This is done purposely to maximize our withdrawals every week.
Member Since Nov 14, 2015   325 posts
May 25, 2016 at 12:00
Think I paid 20$ for Tickstory, works with 950.
Member Since Mar 18, 2016   127 posts
May 25, 2016 at 12:06
Yes, I see they offer it for $29.95.
My accounts will ALWAYS show high DD. This is done purposely to maximize our withdrawals every week.
Member Since May 10, 2012   1 posts
Jun 22, 2016 at 06:22
There is a startup company offering tick data backtesting (with simulated latency), for free (including hosting and MT API):

Just google for a company called Quantler

Looks like you do have to write your strategy in C# though.
Member Since Apr 18, 2017   45 posts
May 10, 2017 at 10:35
Well, I calculate it manually! In addition, I don’t have any specific target that I want to make in my every single trade position, I set my Stop Loss and Take Profit positions in order to neatest support and resistant levels! In addition, I count profit ratio here so seriously and I use only 1.5 and above profit ratio’s trade positions!
Member Since Dec 09, 2016   15 posts
May 10, 2017 at 12:41
quantler looks pretty interesting. Has anyone had any experience using it?
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
May 11, 2017 at 06:36
there is easy solution,
it is not free but pretty cheap.
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