Yes, on the Alpari PAMM account we use the same settings, as on our commercial version of FOREX COMBO SYSTEM. The only difference will be the exit of the breakout strategy - if we decide that the realized profit is good enough we will close by hand.
This Buy Stop order is a myfxbook's requirement for a verification of this account.
On your PAMM Account, how much % risk are you applying ? 2%, 3%, 5%, or 10% ?
Have your ever tried to use higher risk % than usual to backtest and forward-test your Forex Combo EA to see how it could survive for the past 2 years up to this time ?
The best way to judge if an EA is long-term profitable one, we should backtest and forward-test it (even on demo account) with high risk % like, for example, 10% or 15% or even 20% risk.
Then, if the EA can survive and still make consistent profits on both backtesting and forward-testing results, we can use it on live accounts with normal risk % such as: 2% up to 5% maximum, and we will feel confident about the EA's profits to be made every month without any concern about margin call.
Put an EA on the most difficult situations, and it it still can survive and make good profits with low max drawdown, relative drawdown under 20%, then, there is almost no risk if we use much lower risk % from 2% to 5% maximum.
The risk is 5% from the account, per trade, on each 100 pips loss. By my opinion 5% risk per trade, should be the limit for a reasonable trading. 10% risk is a gambling, but in principle I am agree with you.
By the way, some of my friends have bought your eas, and now, still forward-testing it on their demo accounts at different brokers.
They told me that the Trailing stop on breakout strategy and countertrend strategy does not work very well, and often, it lose back the hard-earned pip gain back to the market.
I opened my charts, paid attention to those closed trades on their history, I found out some good suggestions on how to improve the trailing stop on these 2 trading strategies.
I already posted my ideas and suggestions on your other threads. Please visit it, and consider if you can make / improve the trailing stops on the Breakout and Countertrend systems like my suggestions or not.
If you can do that in your next version, then, I will ask more of my new friends to support you by buying your ea.
Anyhow, I noticed from the closed trades that your 3 systems did a good job in triggering a reasonable price, but the better trailing stop function can help improve more profits and reduce max drawdown by limiting the losses of false breakout and losing trades on countertrend system.
I know, the people wants perfect trades always ... and me too, but this is impossible. I would like to assure you, that this trailing stop algorithm is a product of many tests and experiments and it is not the first thing passed trough my mind. This strategy is a big movement hunter. If you use a sensitive, tight trailing stop you will get 20 or 50 and maybe 100 pips, but never more then 200. The other thing is that the trailing is not the only positions exit. In fact this strategy works fine even without a trailing stop.
Nevertheless, I do appreciate all your suggestions and of course I will try to make this strategy even better in future.
Is that possible that the trailing stop is not the only exit strategy beakout? A trade this week had a stop-loss equivalent to breakeven and yet he has not closed at this time, but with a profit of 20 pips?
The English language is a problem for many of us. There is a separate rule for the positions exit. As I already told in some of the previous answers: 'In fact this strategy works fine even without a trailing stop.'
If you want to try this on back-test you should use MinPipsTrailing=500 for the breakout strategy and you will see the performance without a trailing stop.
You may find this useful for your analysis. I know it has for me. Sometimes you will gain more insight when you see the actual results for each individual strategy. You may even be able to increase the lot size on the strategy that is doing better if the DD is acceptable. Just a thought.
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