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Develop Binary Options Strategy: How can I set spread to zero in Backtests?

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Simeon Preuss
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Simeon Preuss  

Hi! I want to backtest some Binary Option strategies (60s and 120s) and perhaps develop my own. The idea is to create an EA containing the strategy (exit after 1 or 2 bars) and then look out for the percentage of winning trades (I'm looking for 80%+). I'm not worried about lack of MT4 support for BOs, I found a solution for that.

A binary option is basically a bet if an asset will rise or fall in a given timeframe. If you place for example 100$ and you guessed right, you earn 70$, if you guessed wrong, you loose 100$. So I'm not interested in how many pips any given trade is gaining, but only if it was profitable at all.

My question therefore is: How can I set spread to zero in Backtests?

Harvester Trading
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Harvester Trading  

Hi ,

I wanted to do exactly the same , did you find the answer?

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
harvester:

Hi ,

I wanted to do exactly the same , did you find the answer?

You can't use the Strategy Tester as is for Binary Options, that doesn't work.

The only way is to simulate trades within your EA.

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