backtesting

  1. Enivid

    Less-Known Features of MetaTrader Platform

    When talking about MetaTrader’s (4 or 5) most used features, the first ones that spring to mind are: charts, expert advisors, indicators, backtesting, optimization, trading orders, trailing stop, etc. At the same time, there are features that can be very useful but are often overlooked by...
  2. fxsaber

    TesterReport - feel the full power of MT5 tester in one click!

    After MT4, there is a rejection of MT5 due to an incomprehensible order system. This is especially true in the Strategy Tester: MT4 report is intuitive, unlike MT5. For this reason, when it comes to publishing, for example, a report of the next Expert Advisor in the form of an html file on the...
  3. Juliana1996FX

    Trading Gold with an Expert Advisor

    Hi traders, I am a new trader who is extremely interested in gold trading, I find it much easier to follow and learn unlike the other forex currencies, do you guys recommend me using a small trading expert advisor with let's say 1 micro lot volume size? I am planning to invest $1000 and to...
  4. Enivid

    MT4 Strategy Tester vs. MT5 Strategy Tester

    Why do you backtest with MT4? MT5 Strategy Tester is way superior to it.
  5. nadia

    PERFECT PC BACKTESTING RIG

    Attemtping the fastest MT4 backtest possible; what are your recommendations? Thought about building a gaming PC without the graphics card; is this approach OK?
  6. P

    MT4 Strategy Tester - the numbers, what do they mean?

    Can someone here help by explaining what the numbers mean when running optimisations in the strategy tester? When I start an optimisation I see a series of numbers next to the upper left of the ‘progress bar’, like this: ‘16 / 10 496 (67 108 864)’ From experience I can see that 16 = current...
  7. J_C_Anderson

    Software for back testing

    Hi, Please, share you experience with special backtesting software that gives possibility to test using historical data. Demo testing seems to be too time-consuming, so it is an idea to lool for another approach. There is not so much information related to backtesting. The main point of...
  8. Paul Hayes

    Backtesting a cTrader cBot

    Read our article on how to best backtest a cTrader cBot (robot), we provide a hands-on video demonstration. Backtesting is the process of testing an automated trading strategy using historical data to ensure its viability before the trader risks running it on a live account. The trader can...
  9. J

    Real Ticks Discarded, Price Mismatch, Minutes Bars Absent

    MT5: When I do strategy tester on MT5 using "Every tick based on real ticks" I get many "Real Ticks Discarded", "Price Mismatch" and "Minutes Bars Absent" errors. How to fix this?
  10. Enivid

    MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal Build 1295

    On April 1, has released a stable beta of MT5 with hedging capability - Build 1295. The first release of MetaTrader 5 with hedged positions was on March 18, but MetaQuotes did not make any official announcement about it and the release lacked some important fixes and features. The latest build...
  11. Enivid

    Metatrader 4 Client Terminal Build 890

    MetaQuotes has released a public bug-fixing update to its huge Build 880 today. The changes in Build 890 will not excite you, but they will help you use the platform, which appeared somewhat broken after Build 880: It is now possible to navigate through Signals tab of the terminal. Strategy...
  12. E

    Forex Tester – software for efficient back testing of your trading systems.

    Forex Tester is software that simulates trading in the Forex market, so you can learn how to trade profitably, create, test and refine your strategy for manual and automatic trading.
  13. A

    Live performance forward testing VS Historical backtesting

    Assuming that you have an account with a reasonable balance and for any reason, you have decided to implement an expert advisor on your trading station, then you got a brand. new Forex robot with enough good reputation and suitable price! Or for other instance, you have coded a new EA or...
  14. Enivid

    MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal Build 871

    A new build of of MetaTrader 5 platform has been released by MetaQuotes today. Build 871 is a small quick fix to a bug that prevented backtesting of expert advisors employing custom indicators as resources. Other updates include: New compiler directives for conditional checks: #if [n] def...
  15. Enivid

    MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal Build 507

    MetaQuotes has released a new version of its MetaTrader 4 platform - Build 507. They have also warned traders that builds older than 500 will no longer be supported starting August 1, 2013. Here is a short list of changes in the latest version: Improved drag-and-drop control of the trade...
  16. K

    Forex Screener, Stock Screener and International Stock Screeners

    For those who are interested in Forex Screener, Stock Screener and International Stock Screeners