Experience Backtesting vs Forward Testing

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apinkdog
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apinkdog  

Hey guys,


I'm currently forward testing a strategy that is giving different results to the backtesting results. (This is on mt4, every tick, 1 minute data)

Just wondering what everyone's experience has been when comparing backtesting results to then forward testing?

Are they the same for you? Similar?  Completely different?


Thanks again

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  

This has been discussed a million times on this forum.

Please use the mql4/MT4 section.

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Eleni Anna Branou  
apinkdog:

Hey guys,


I'm currently forward testing a strategy that is giving different results to the backtesting results. (This is on mt4, every tick, 1 minute data)

Just wondering what everyone's experience has been when comparing backtesting results to then forward testing?

Are they the same for you? Similar?  Completely different?


Thanks again

As Alain has pointed out, this is a very much discussed subject.

In a sentence, if your strategy is scalping you will find the real results quite to very different from backtesting, if you are employing a longer term strategy that goes for a few dozen pips instead of a few points, then you can see that your real trading results can be very similar to your backtest results. All these of course are subject to different trading conditions, spreads and swaps between various brokers.

apinkdog
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apinkdog  
Eleni Anna Branou:

As Alain has pointed out, this is a very much discussed subject.

In a sentence, if your strategy is scalping you will find the real results quite to very different from backtesting, if you are employing a longer term strategy that goes for a few dozen pips instead of a few points, then you can see that your real trading results can be very similar to your backtest results. All these of course are subject to different trading conditions, spreads and swaps between various brokers.

oh okay. thanks for your answer though!
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