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September 21, 2019 at 10:34 #21981
Good day Petko. I hope you are doing well. It has been, more or less, a year since I have enrolled in your courses and now I’m taking time to review them, and decided to take action. I do have some questions I wanted to ask you.
1. Can I get a copy of the codes for the algorithms generated by the EAS/FSB?
2. It is evident that you have a lot of experience in algorithmic trading. I just wanted to know your opinion as to why you chose EAS/FSB over other expert advisor builders such as: Strategy Quant, EA Builder, FxDreema, etc.
What made EAS/FSB stand out for you? Also, if you could share your experience with the other expert advisor builders and why you didn’t stick with them it would be much appreciated.
3. I’m planning to run the strategy testing of FSB through a VPS. For this reason, I think it is needed that the FSB should be installed in the VPS. Does that mean I need 2 separate licenses (1 for my laptop, and 1 for the VPS)?
4. I understand that inorder to have accurate data collection the data that I should get from my broker should be based on the same server.
Currently, I have a LIVE razor account with Pepperstone existing for a few months now. However, I just opened a new DEMO razor account also with Pepperstone.
In the meantime, can I use the data from my live account and use them with my demo account?September 21, 2019 at 18:24 #22007
Glad to hear from you.
1. Yes, when you export the EAs, you get the code. After that, you need to compile the file.
2. I am not a person who likes to criticise or give bad feedback to products. Everyone places some efforts in something, so I really do not like to give bad feedback to anything. I have tested most of them and these 2 are best for me and have many features that others are missing.
3. For example, Strategy Quant does not have this visual editor that builds a logical strategy, Its generator finds strategies randomly. It could give you entry rule, for example, RSI*MACD/Stochastics or something like that. It just finds such combinations but it has no logic as a trading strategy.
4. The best thing is to test a Demo and Live account and see if they have similar data. You can do that by backtesting one and the same Expert Advisor. If you generate, for example, one EA in EA Studio and import data from the Live and the Demo account. Just switch between the two data sources and see if the backtest is similar.
Anyway, you should be looking for similar data in the Live account and the Demo account. Anyway using Demo account would be useless and lost time.
Of course, you can spend some time testing other software like Strategy Quant or any other. I have tested the and saw that EA Studio and FSB Pro so far are top products.September 24, 2019 at 22:34 #22289Cone DParticipant
I have tested the Strategy Quant as well…nothing in common with EA Studio and FSB Pro.
No Reactor there to automate the process, no Portfolio Expert Advisors. I wouldn’t imagine trading without those nowadays..September 28, 2019 at 10:06 #22536
Hello Code D,
for sure there will be other pieces of software developed with the time just as strategy quant or any other. The thing is that EA Studio and FSB Pro are so ahead of their competition that I do not think that in the next 10 years anyone can create anything better. And they are being updated all the time. There is a Normalizer from yesterday….have you ever heard of that? 🙂September 30, 2019 at 15:43 #22870
Thanks @Petko and @Cone D.
@Petko. May I know why you mentioned that “using Demo account would be useless and lost time”?October 1, 2019 at 20:00 #22962
Yeah, this is if you do not have same Historical data on your live server and your demo server. Basically you will be testing the EAs on one server with one data, and then place the best ones on different server with different data.
The data from the live and demo should match.October 2, 2019 at 8:29 #22990
Thanks for making it clearer Petko. I’ll keep that in mind.October 3, 2019 at 9:57 #23053
You are welcome, let me know if there is anything else.
And the easiest way to compare if the data from the Demo and the live server matches is to upload both on EA Studio. After that open any strategy and switch between the two Data sources. You will see if there is a difference in the backtest equity lines.October 8, 2019 at 5:10 #23460
Good day, Petko.
I did what you suggested regarding testing my live and demo accounts using the same strategy, and to check whether there is a huge difference between the profit lines. I chose to test EURUSD using the m1 timeframe, with data starting from August 19, 2019 up to October 2, 2019, and was able to generate 12 strategies. I noticed that out of the 12, there were 4 that did not really match very well. Does this mean that my live and demo accounts are not similar when it comes to consistency of data?
Attached below are the screenshots of these 12 strategies. I would appreciate it if you would take a look at them to double-check my observations. The 4 strategies I mentioned earlier that didn’t match very well are strategies number 3, 4, 10, and 11.
Jay-ROctober 8, 2019 at 5:12 #23461
1st Strategy: DemoOctober 8, 2019 at 5:13 #23462
1st Strategy: LiveOctober 8, 2019 at 5:17 #23463
2nd Strategy: DemoOctober 8, 2019 at 5:19 #23464
2nd Strategy: LiveOctober 8, 2019 at 5:20 #23465
3rd Strategy: DemoOctober 8, 2019 at 5:21 #23466
3rd Strategy: Live
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