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Diffrence between real & demo trading

 Erik Dunn
pipinvestments
Jan 29 2014 at 21:09
29 posts
fxking1 posted:
Thalantas posted:
Execution time (instant in demo, not in real), slippage, price feed (the price shown in demo could be different from the real price)...


No. That is not correct. Because the strategies i have played on demo given same results in real also. 😎


The feeling of trading your strategy shouldn't change whether on demo or real when you are really ready ( you know how to handle your winners just as you do with your losers. )

Demo and Real Performance matching is only possible when the strategies do not exploit the vulnerabilities within the trading platform and server infrastructure.


 Erik Dunn
pipinvestments
Jan 29 2014 at 21:09
29 posts
FXtalk_eu posted:
DEMO trading is never equal to LIVE trading.

1. DEMO accounts do not have real slippage
2. DEMO accounts have instant execution
3. DEMO accounts have different price feed

Do I need to continue?


Our Demo account trades with ThinkForex. Thinkforex offers both ecn spreads or their std spreads. If we were to trade on ThinkForex Pro Ecn spreads our performance would be better than Live. However, we trade on the Std spread feed to ensure Live accounts will make more than our Demo performance. The difference in spreads between the two feeds does not make 1 system profitable on demo while being unprofitable Live unless you system exploits the price differences.

Also if your execution on Live is not fast as demo, you are using Metatrader and not a real platform.

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