Hello all. I've been using NinjaTrader and decided to finally give MetaTrader a go. I'm playing around with its options and chart appearances and things to become familiar. And so far there's only one thing that's got me really confused so I'm thinking I just *must* be missing something simple here that has to be right in front of my face.
Where on earth is the list of trade executions that's supposed to happen when doing a test of an indicator or expert??? For every test I've run so far of different indicators & trying different settings/parameters in the Strategy Tester panel before clicking "Start", I get 4 tabs at the bottom of the Strategy Tester window: Trade, History, Operations, Journal. Only the "Journal" tab has anything in it, with the Trade tab showing the beginning balance and the History tab just saying zero trades total & filled & cancelled.
I'm convinced I'm missing something simple but with the different things I've tried I'm at a total loss as to what. I've right-clicked the Indicator & tried both "Test" and "Attach To Chart." Even the help/documentation doesn't give an explanation for why no trades would show in the list & I've followed that info for how to set up a test run.
Have an awesome day & thank you,
And where to start:
Forum on trading, automated trading systems and testing trading strategies
Sergey Golubev, 2013.12.23 16:51
you should read and read ...
and read articles.
No any personal consultant here sorry ... people may help but just for some concrete questions.
All (not yet) about Strategy Tester, Optimization and Cloud
Alain Verleyen, 2013.08.20 19:47
A must ! Before using it or asking any question : please read the Online Help (Also accessible by F1 on your MT5 platform)
As noted by erdah, SendNotification, SendMail, SendFTP don't work in Strategy Tester (of course).IndicatorParameters() doesn't work in StrategyTester.OnChartEvent() in Strategy Tester.New CopyTicks() function doesn't work on Strategy Tester.
Running optimization from command line : https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/13468
Announce of the launch : MQL5 Cloud Network launched.
Some useful topic about usage of the Cloud :
Error message : endless loop detected in OnInit function
As Providers (agents)
Work in progress, stay tuned !