After 2 months of live trading and humble results, I decided:
1) to add 2 more symbols
2) to remove the RSI indicator.
3) and to add an indicator of my invention. The new indicator measures the ongoing move and puts it against the max move found in the last 6 months. Much better than the RSI.
Below are the 2 charts showing a substantial difference. It also showed a better result in the super-test period, the one that starts on July, 1st 2020 and is not part of the training cycle. The version 2.0 should be available next week.
Hi, everyone. Yet another month of testing for the new advisor "Ain't No Trend", and I have found a way to do an 8-year training for 11 symbols! Below is the picture which shows a very accurate trading in the very difficult period of January-April this year. The training period was prior to the test period, that is 2012 through 2019. It has yielded a profit of 32% with the MT5 drawdown of 7.7%. Now, a more accurate drawdown is 6.7%, because we know that the MT5 way to calculate an equity drawdown is incorrect: it shows a "drawdown" from the highest equity reached to the lowest one, while it should be from the highest balance reached to the lowest equity. I will now do another test for September-December 2019, which was a relatively easy trading period. I am very excited with this new very exciting result of my neural strategy!
Hi, everyone. This is crazy but I think I have finally found a way to bypass the cloud testing which was inevitable considering the complexity of any neural training.
After which, it became easily possible to do a 4-year training. Below is a picture of 4-year training results. Previously, I was stuck with about 500-1000 test results in the cloud platform. Because it was costly, because it was so long... And then it turned out it didn't have to be so long and I could even avoid cloud testing and do it all on my new powerful PC.
It does not guarantee a profit. Nothing guarantees a profit. But I did tests this way. A 4-year training and then a test of 4 months after the training period. I had 25-40% of profit with a dd 5-6%. I shall now test this kind of training in May-June.
Oh dear, why should I not try a 6-year or even an 8-year training anyway?!
I guess I should tell you about my recent discovery of a serious drawback in the MT5 (MT4) terminal. The historical test report has 2 important sections defining balance and equity fluctuations. It turns out that the equity drawdown is incorrect because it mixes lost profit and a real drawdown. If a lost profit was higher than an equity drawdown for any one trade, you get a percentage of a lost profit and you cannot see the drawdown! Remember: a lost profit is not a loss. A lost profit is when you could get a bigger profit but you did not because the market rolled back in the end. In my tests, I saw big differences. Sometimes, it was 15% of lost profit + drawdown with a real drawdown of less than 6%.
The good news is that you can now get your real drawdown when you do a visual test with my advisors. Like the following picture for the training period of January 2019 - January 2020. Check it in the history log of the tester subterminal for a visual test of the advisor with defaults.