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.