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  • #180536 Report

    Hello

    Why is it when I back test a strategy and have Pro Back Test in Tick by Tick switched on, I get a good Optimize Report and a bad Equity Curve?

    Do I need to upgrade?

     

    I have attached a file showing the results.

    Thank You

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    #180542 Report

    Please attach JPG or PNG files only for pics (TXT files for unformatted text and PDF files for formatted text).
    Thank you 🙂

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    #180544 Report

    The optimizer doesn’t use Tick-by-Tick mode.

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    #180551 Report

    See the 1174 in the tick mode column?   That is 1174 instances where – in the same bar – TP and SL were both hit … referred to as zero bars.

    The Optimiser calculates on TP being hit first, no account being taken of SL during those zero bars 1174 bars.

    Your equity curve shows the true result under tick by tick conditions where either TP or SL get hit as price would at each successive tick.

    Does that help your understanding?

    EDIT /PS

    Make TP and SL larger values or optimise for 0 / near zero in the tick column and the backtest results will be closer to the equity curve results.

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    #180553 Report

    Saved to JPEG

    Thank You

    So, Tick Mode is when a Stop/Loss & Take Profit happen within the same Candlestick bar, and the way to avoid that is to use a longer S/L & TP

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    #180556 Report

    As you say above, yes that is what is meant by the column heading – Tick Mode – in the Optimisation Table.

    Tick by Tick refers to … using each individual price tick to determine the result of your coded strategy … just like it would be in real live data.

     

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