Has anyone ever performed evaluative testing on the same 1 minute chart data, test1 with the real ticks, test2 with modelled ticks ? Ticks can arrive in any pattern I find it difficult to believe that the tick arrival pattern from a backtest test period has any relevence to the tick arrival patterns of future bars. Having said that I dont think I implied people shouldnt facilitate tick testing if they want to, I was really just questioning the validity of the 25% modelling quality rating of 1 minute chart tests when to the uninformed (potential clients) it gives the impression of poor quality testing.
No files or folders are deleted during the update! All file copy
operations including used file paths are fixed in the terminal Journal
during the update. Sorry, but my OPTIMISED PRESETS no longer exist!
MetaQuotes, you lied...
Sure, but the problem is that the previous data folder NO LONGER EXISTS! The force update REMOVED the presets folder so your suggestion is NOT POSSIBLE!
Thank you for trying to help, but there is no way I will get those custom preset files back. I don't think this is a great loss however, since I THINK I can remember the settings I used (and not necessarily with much success I might add anyway)... But I can only imagine how some folks might feel who have spent AGES refining and optimising their EA and getting the perfect preset combination, only to lose their months or years of work because of MQ's malicious and selfish actions.
I'm reverting back to build 509
Get a screen grab of this folder and show me it doesnt exist. copy paste this url to the address bar and put your windows account name where it says "your name"
C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\MetaTrader 4
You need to follow the instructions <link removed by moderator, advertising isn't allowed on this forum>
I did not suggest MT4 alone. No less than 99% modelling quality is the only information scrupulous vendors and traders should use. :)
Other Users on my VPS did not even have the directory VirtualStore.
(sorry, I get an error telling me "The text is too long" when I try to paste the screenshot)
You need to follow the instructions <...>
Other users on my VPS did not even have the directory VirtualStore.
As arbitrary or "made up" as you may call it, it is certainly more accurate than 25% modelling quality. I couldn't believe it when I saw some of those vendors peddling their "wares" with such poor confidence in their product. Anyone can curve-fit a strategy with 99% quality, but a monkey needs a few more brain cells to do it. 25% even a monkey could do with eyes closed. :P
I followed the steps as far as downloading the tick data after opening a demo account with Dukascopy (which took a while), but then I had to convert the data to a usable format for MT4, which required me purchasing the <commercial product name removed> (the free option was no longer available). I wasn't prepared to do so, so that was the end of my short-lived attempt to achieve 99%. I can still achieve 90% easily using MT4 alone (as can anyone else).