Before the start of each Championship,
we receive hundreds of Expert Advisors that are subject to automatic
preliminary testing. We decided to analyze testing reports of all applicants for participation in the Automated Trading Championship 2010. So we studied 425 reports of the Expert Advisors that were subject to automatic testing last year.
Each Expert Advisor testing report contains a large number of statistical values,
like the number of trades or the maximum consecutive losses. However,
we were interested not in the testing results shown during automatic
checks, but in the preferences of participants in terms of the following
Our interest is connected, first of all,
with the every developer of trading systems faces such questions. Each
currency pair has its own character and advantages, a chart timeframe
largely determines the trading activity of the Expert Advisor, while the
number of input parameters an both help to optimize a system and lead a
developer into the quagmire of fitting.
Traditionally, in the first statistical report
of Automated Trading Championships we publish data about the number of
Expert Advisors trading this or that symbol. Based on this data we
didn't doubt that EURUSD would carry the palm - being the most popular
currency pair from year to year, it was used in 296 Expert Advisors.
The full text is available on the Championship website - Preferences of the ATC 2010 Participants.
The Sponsors of the Automated Trading Championship 2011 are MIG Bank, Go Markets and Vantage FX. The Media Sponsor of the Championship is Forex-TSD.