1.#J - Strategy Tester Result Codes and Stock Split Compensation
When using the strategy tester the result code of 1.#J frequently appears in the results column of the optimized results and in the journal file.
What does this mean?
Is it possible to get more detailed results?
Stock splits on the CFD charts are not shown on an adjust scale and thus hard to program into an EA that could run on the strategy tester.
How could this be compensated for in the EA?
If you view price history on Google Finance or Yahoo Finance you see the price history is adjusted to account for the stock splits. There is a symbol on the chart to mark the event. The advantage to this is that the price history looks continuous and with out big gaps for your EA to make decisions from. Currently with the large gap from the split or merger as compared to say a simple moving average results in an incorrect buy or sell decision.