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- May 19, 2020 at 17:30 #47990
I hope you’re well.
My EAs were doing very well for the first week of May. Since then, they have consistently been losing (of course not all of them, but my overall portfolio value).
I check each of my demo platforms / accounts and EA performance weekly using FX Blue, and change or keep EAs as required. My question to you is, should I be using a time filter on FX Blue to check only the EA performance over the past week as I am doing? In other words, I check the EA performance in my demo accounts for the past week only. Should I perhaps rather check them from their inception date, due to the current volatility? My thinking is that the markets don’t seem to be in a trend for too long, before changing again, so I don’t know ifi I should be looking at longer periods for a more complete analysis of the EAs. Of course, the EAs you provide change monthly, and I also try to create new EAs every month or 2, so it wouldn’t be a very long time period.
Thanks as always,
IlanMay 22, 2020 at 8:44 #48465Petko AleksandrovKeymaster
Glad to hear from you.
Normally I look at the complete period, last one month, and last one week.
This way I make sure the EAs are performing for the longer term and for the short term.
I just switch the time filter and make sure to keep in live the EAs that profit in these periods.May 25, 2020 at 8:05 #48788
Thanks for replying. So, based on the above method, if I check my EA performance weekly, do I select the EAs that have been working for a shorter as well as longer period? In other words, let’s say I have an EA that hasn’t made any successful trades in the past week, but over the past month, it has made 15 trades in total, with a positive net profit and profit factor of 1.4. Do I continue using it?
Thank you as always,
IlanMay 28, 2020 at 16:35 #49217
Thinking about my question above, and your initial answer, I came up with a strategy (I think it’s what you explained, if I understood correctly) , that I’m hoping works.
As mentioned, I keep a spreadsheet of weekly EA performances in my demo accounts, removing EAs from my live account that didn’t perform well in the previous week, keeping those that did, and adding good performing EAs from my demo accounts to my live account, also from the previous week.
What I am doing now, is applying the date filter in FX Blue for the past week, as well as from the beginning of the month, or the last 30 days. I then check which EAs are performing well in the last week AND last month. If they have performed well in both time frames, I add them from the demo accounts to my live account. Conversely, if they are no longer performing well in both time frames, and they are currently in my live account, I remove them.
I hope this makes sense. Do you agree and / or have any suggestions.
Thanks very much,
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