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Backtesting Traps

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vla
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vla  

Hi Guys,

are there some "traps" in backtesting on mt4 tester? Some things only working in the tester but not on live mode?

Ideas are welcome.

whroeder1
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whroeder1  
TheOneWhoKnocks: are there some "traps" in backtesting on mt4 tester? Some things only working in the tester but not on live mode?

  1. Constant spread during the entire run. If you don't set a value you get last value from broker. Can be very large on the weekend. Can be very small if you're (un)lucky. Always set spread to Broker average.
  2. TP/SL trigger at value, market gaps are not handled.
  3. No slippage.
  4. No commission, swap
  5. No GMT offset adjustment due to DST?
  6. Not having M1 history, means trades based on current candle is suspect.
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