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Ovidiu Caslariu
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Ovidiu Caslariu 2013.10.24 17:51 
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Ovidiu Caslariu
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Ovidiu Caslariu 2013.10.24 17:54  

Analyzing and reading multiple threads I tend to believe that if in case on Demo accounts you follow a strategy/EA you have winning projected, while that doesn’t seems to be happening also on real accounts where you get loosing. State your opinion.

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Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.10.24 17:59  
MetaSky:

Analyzing and reading multiple threads I tend to believe that if in case on Demo accounts you follow a strategy/EA you have winning projected, while that doesn’t seems to be happening also on real accounts where you get loosing. State your opinion.

It depends of the strategy. Differences between, demo account and real, can be on slippage/requote and spread ; if you have a sensitive strategy to these parameters you will get important difference.
Ronnie Mansolillo
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Ronnie Mansolillo 2013.10.24 18:06  
I decided to use a real account for test with a very low balance using size 0,01. So don't know. Never used demo.
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Dhonx Christianz
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Dhonx Christianz 2013.10.24 18:55  
please tell me<<<
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.10.24 19:04  
dcrnisnoni:
please tell me<<<
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Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.10.25 03:31  
angevoyageur:
It depends of the strategy. Differences between, demo account and real, can be on slippage/requote and spread ; if you have a sensitive strategy to these parameters you will get important difference.

second that. it boils down to the strategy used.

based on my experience, the problem only affects scalpers and those with low tp and sl 

Ovidiu Caslariu
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Ovidiu Caslariu 2013.10.25 11:14  

That indeed might be through, but what strategies or approaches can avoid falling in such cases? I myself cannot think of specific ones...

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.10.25 11:56  
MetaSky:

That indeed might be through, but what strategies or approaches can avoid falling in such cases? I myself cannot think of specific ones...

If your strategy works on H4 timeframe, uses 50 pips (0.0050) stops (only an example) and makes trading decisions on close candle, it will be probably not much affected by slippage and spread.
Ovidiu Caslariu
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Ovidiu Caslariu 2013.10.31 23:07  

Sounds like a good idea. I have documented myself more on this concept and seems to be widely discussed. Thanks for the point made.

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