I created a basic EA - buy the up bar.
Loaded it, compiled, and clicked Optimize.
The Expert Properties Inputs were Value 5.0; Start 5.0; Step 5.0; Stop 100.0
AUDUSD H1; spread 10
Period selected was previous 12 months.
Without the Optimization I should have seen profits, except I have negative net profit.
In the Tester window: No Optimization Results; No Optimization Graph; Journal in last thread reads "2017.07.14 12:00:42.597 There were 74 passes done during optimization, 74 results have been discarded as insignificant".
I followed precisely what my EA teacher had on his video.