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Ken McCormick
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Ken McCormick  

Can someone please tell me..I have looked in documentation, but I am not clear.

The inputs in the strategy tester. After the compilation and first test run,when making changes the inputs are

Variable?, Value?, Start? step?,and Stop?

Example:

Macd

Trailing stop,I want 20pips, Value?, Start? step?,and Stop?,Steps?

Take profit 20pips             Value?, Start? step?,and Stop?,Steps?

Price to execute deal?

Thresholds, open?close?

Is stop loss in "points" same as "pips"?

What are "steps"?

Thanks

Jian Chen
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Jian Chen  

The MT5 terminal's help document has the information you need. Press F1 in the terminal to open the document, you'll find the information at "Client Terminal\Stragegy Tester\Inputs" area.

The "Start, Step, Stop, Steps" are used for optimization. If you don't perform optimization, you only need to care about the "Value" part. For example, you want to set TP to 20pips, just set "Value" to 20 and forget about the "Start, Step ...".

I attached a screenshot. FYR.

Screenshot - Client Terminal Help 

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
KenMcCormick:

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What are "steps"?

Thanks

You can also see the online documentation by using the search engine : https://www.metatrader5.com/en/terminal/help/testing
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