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  • #8266

    Hello Dommech,

    your method is just fine I think, very similar to what I do. Also, you are right that there is no guarantee, and I think I make this clear in all of my courses. We never know if a profitable EA will continue trade well. It is just the same as to know where EURUSD will go tomorrow.

    But the thing is we wan to put more things on our side before trading, anyway we would be gambling, and you will never see me in the casino 🙂 No way!

    #8350
    Chingi
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    Hello,

    I want to ask a question.

    In one course I saw that in the acceptance criteria Petko uses the ambiguous bars, and I do not see those in the acceptance criteria.

    #8355
    jacpin2002
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    @Chingi-EA Studio went through about 2 updates from the time I have been using it in the last 4 months. Petko is probably going to be updating that course or making a note about the software changes between the time the course was created and now. Instead of ambiguous bars, I use Minimum Backtest Quality and leave it at the default of 98%. Here is the information from the Help tab on EA Studio about this criteria:
    EA Studio Help content on ambiguous bars

    #8357
    Chingi
    Participant

    Hello Jacpin,

    thank you very much for making that clear.

    Actually Petko explains the same in the course about the ambiguous bars, but I was just thinking that this option is no more available.

    So it is good to know it is there, just with different name.

     

    #8371

    Thanks for answering the question, Jacpin!

    Yes, Chingi, it is the same filter.

    Cheers

    #8378
    Bob Smith
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    I like to use it too! And if one is developing the EA by coding, will never know this option exists 🙂

    #8423
    Admin bar avatarAndi
    Participant

    I am used to place the max consecutive losses in the acceptance criteria.

    I think it is great filter because this way we know how many negative trades to expect during the trading.

    also if there are more during the demo trading, than I know it is over optimized Expert Advisor

    #8445
    Admin bar avatarRoman
    Participant

    I’m currently testing from 2005 on the H1 for a few of my pairs (roughly 90k bars). I’ve been looking into using 20% OOS and then keeping the last 6 months of data in my back pocket as a final test after Monte Carlo. Today I just threw some GBPJPY strats on the demo account for testing, will let you know how it goes!

    P.S. only 2 made it onto my demo account after 20 hours of scanning. Only the strategies that passed the 20% OOS and the 6 months visual check.

    #8462

    Hi Roman,

    It is good that you test with the OOS and 6 months at the end. However, you are using huge period, so you can afford it.

    Keep in mind that the more Historical data you have, the profit per day becomes smaller. That is why to look for this “golden middle” that will bring you you robust strategies with a nice profit.

    #8489
    Chris Eliot
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    do you know that now it is available to use up to 500k bars in the Data in EA Studio. That is only for the licensed traders by the way.

    Have someone tried that?

    #8493
    jacpin2002
    Participant

    @Chris-I did not know that. That is a lot of bars. For H1, I think going back 5 years hasn’t even hit 200k bars yet for me. So, 500k…. that is a lot of bars. I wonder if that is more for the lower timeframes like M1 and M5 where 200k bars will only let you go back a couple of months. 500k might be able to give a full year on M1 or M5…or at least close to it. I’m gonna check it out.

    #8496

    Hello,

    this increase of the Historical bars is still in test, and I am not sure if it will last.

    Anyway, if you want to test it, you need to change the number from the Data Horizon.

    There are many updates now in EA Studio, and more are coming up.

    So what I will do is to open a new topic in the forum, where I will post videos with every update. This way everyone will keep it up with the updates, and I will explain them in details, because in the help of EA Studio they are written but not really explained.

    #9513
    Maria Leona
    Participant

    Hi all,

    I wish to know if someone has a strict system when generating strategies with EA Studio or FSB pro about the acceptance criteria?

    What I have learned from Petko is to reduce the acceptance criteria if I can not get any strategies and to increase it if I am generating too many.

    The thing is that with every asset it is different. I mean if I found good acceptance criteria for EURUSD, this does not work on GBPJPY for example. So I had to lower the acceptance criteria there.

    Any suggestions on that?

    #9534
    jacpin2002
    Participant

    @Maria-Hi there! I know what you are talking about. I did have to change the acceptance criteria in order to generate strategies, but then I would use the performance filers in the collection with the same acceptance criteria I would have normally use to get the strategies I want. That was the only around that issue that I found.

    #9544
    Admin bar avatarAndi
    Participant

    Hi Maria,

    better to generate more strategies and than filter them in the Collection.

    The generator shows different and unique strategies all the time, so you really can not predict what it will show in 100%.

    That is why you better give it a little bit more space, and than you just filter the strategies you want to have using the filters in the collection.

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