Hello, I'm asking an honest question to the community. Let me explain:
I've been developing my system for over 6 months now, from the start researched the best way to do testing without investing, and came to understand that ECN demo accounts behave like regular live ECN accounts (also I choosed ICMarkets for 'safety'). That way if the demo performs as expected so it will in the live account.
Now I keep seeing much of the 'demo account, demo performance' comments and it is getting to me tbh. Isn't that the purpose of the ECN demo account? I understand the claim 'you don't trust your system enough to go live, why should we?', and I'm not asking about that. I'm asking about the sentiment that ECN demo accounts are not representative of what a live account could of have been.
Is there something negative that does not happen on ECN demo accounts? Also I understand that manual trading is not the same on demo than on live, due to trading psychology, but I'm talking about an automated system were you should not intervein unless absolutly necesary.
your ecn demo should be very accurate for results.providing you are not scalping 1-2 pips.you have sl and tp set at broker.also check to see there are any big spike prices on any days.this will affect results compared to live.normal everyday trading will be close to live with with 1-2 percent difference at most if any.the only issue i had once was with broker e-mailing not to open many trades at same time with my ea on live account.i think was about 7-10 different pairs on same timeframe on change of time frame.these are the sort of things demo does not show with a given broker.
VicGuedez posted: Now I keep seeing much of the 'demo account, demo performance' comments and it is getting to me tbh. Isn't that the purpose of the ECN demo account? I understand the claim 'you don't trust your system enough to go live, why should we?', and I'm not asking about that. I'm asking about the sentiment that ECN demo accounts are not representative of what a live account could of have been.
Demo account price feeds can and often do in fact differ from the live feed from a broker.
Demo accounts have no financial risk with them, so you could just as easily open 10 different demo accounts, trade on each one with completely random and unreasonable trades, and then simply post up the 'HOLY GRAIL BESTEST EVER SUPER ELITE SYSTEM WITH 9999999999999% ROI EACH MONTH!' or some other similar.
Demo accounts are simply that, they're demo accounts, you can't spend the money from them, they have no financial value, and the results should NEVER be trusted to perform identical in live trading.
if you have someone with verified ecn demo for ten years big profit every month and big stop loss and take profit and big pips per trade.you would have stampede buying it compared to someone with live account same results 3 months live trading.!!
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