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- This topic has 195 replies, 42 voices, and was last updated 6 days, 22 hours ago by Samuel Jackson.
April 1, 2023 at 19:11 #150161Alan NorthamModerator
Maria: I have been trying to recreate your problem but I cannot get the Downloaded Data bars and the Output Log to be different when I perform the steps above. Did you close and reopen FSB? I will be away from home in about 2 hours so I won’t be able to do much more troubleshooting until tomorrow. Maybe Petko will see this by then and help you. If not, I will check back tomorrow.
Be sure to try the steps in the previous post.April 2, 2023 at 12:18 #150216
Historically FSBPro had a maximum bar limit of 50k bars (I believe it was pre version 4.0). Can you please check what version of FSBPro you are using as this could be as simply as installing the latest version in which this limit was increased to 200k.
If the problem persists with the latest version then let me know? And of course make sure you change the 50,000 default to 200,000 as shown below.
Cheers,April 3, 2023 at 5:07 #150274MariaParticipant
Hi Samuel. All good now. I’ve updated the max bar in FSB demo data json file in the system folder of FSB application and it worked. Thanks for the response and assistance. Thanks.April 3, 2023 at 8:08 #150258MariaParticipant
My data bar issue is under FSB V4.1. And yes, I’ve been changing the default to 200k but keeps coming back to 50K. Hope you can help fix my issue.
ThanksApril 3, 2023 at 8:11 #150288
Perfect, that was my next suggestion if the above didn’t work. You can use as many bars as you want that way 🙂
Shame we cant lift the bar limitations of EA Studio the same way!
SamApril 4, 2023 at 16:42 #150492Alan NorthamModerator
How long does the “Account Percent Stop” indicator stop trading?
Does this indicator just stop trading for the EA it is attached too, or does it stop trading of all EA’s in open chart windows in the MT4 terminal.May 23, 2023 at 13:36 #168894
I made an EA with FBS pro. When I backtested it on mt5 it showed me totally different results. Results are not matching with FBS results. Time period is same.
I already imported chart data from FP Markets.
Why are the results not the same??May 23, 2023 at 13:37 #168962
I made a MT5 EA in FSB Pro. Initially I used logical exit condition as exit time and trading time logic. Then I got the errors in the journal, it says market is closed….,so I removed entry time…. but still I am getting similar errors… even the market is open for full time…..see attached screenshots …. Attached EA settings and Expert Journal and Journal…..kindly help
thanks…May 23, 2023 at 13:55 #172954Petko AleksandrovKeymaster
We have missed this post, sorry about it.
In order to give you an answer, I would like to ask you a few things:
1. When you backtest the EA on MT which model did you use? Open prices or Control point?
2. Do you see the message with Market is closed with all EAs or that particular one?
3. Can you share the EAs with us so we can investigate it?
Petko AMay 29, 2023 at 13:48 #173807
Hello Petko…Its nice to have discussion again…
I am testing robot on your recommended broker, FPMarkets.
I made 2 EA’s on FSB Pro and attached on live account to test…
I am Testing Robots from date 24-May on live account on VPS.(Ping 60 ms)
1st Robot take 5 trades and 2nd Robot take 0 trades on Live account.
So I download Live account chart history and upload it on FSB Pro to Perform backtest again, but I found is that..
1. trades executed on live account and FSB Pro backtest were not same.
2. 3 trades was Similarly Executed at same price.
3. 2 trades was totally different ( I have marked green to those trades who are same)
2nd Robot Was not executed any trade on live account but 3 trades on FSB Pro…
SO, My query is that why the results are not same on live account and on FSB Pro.
Thanks Traders…May 30, 2023 at 12:31 #174138
I have a couple of questions also.
1. Have you tried doing this comparison with Mt4 and fsbpro instead of mt5 and fsbpro?
2. Why are you using mt5 rather than mt4?
Also have you compared a control point backtest (OHLC M1) in mt5 with the live trade results?
I have personally found mt5 backtester to be a real pain and pretty buggy. Something does look odd here, but I would recommend doing some tests using mt4 first.May 31, 2023 at 14:22 #174181
1. I am using mt5 because mt5 allows to download unlimited bars, on mt4- the limit is very less about 32k for m1. Which is just last 3-4 months of bars… That is only reason i am using mt5 …( can we download 200k bars from mt4..&… why there is limit of 200k bars in FSB Pro…can we increase limit?…)
2. Well I was assuming that robot made on FSB Pro will give same results on mt4 and mt5 with same broker. (I am confused with results) (Correct me if I am wrong)….
But now I did 1 thing – I downloaded data for mt4 and mt5 from FPMarkets, made a robots, and changed data mt4 to mt5, then i found that, result was sometimes similar for 1st robot, almost 50% similar for 2nd robot and total opposite for another robot… ( for any strategy result of mt4 and mt5 was same and for another strategy result was not similar or total opposite.)
3. Somedays before, I found that results are different on demo and real account with same robot.. So its useless to generate strategies with broker demo data.
4. yes I have compared a control point backtest (OHLC M1) in mt5 with the live trade results and it was exact. But not matching with FSB Pro (mt5 history) backtest
Please Guide….ThanksMay 31, 2023 at 14:27 #174292
For point 1, the mt4 limit can be easily increased by changing the chart options. Your broker data will only download so much but you can import data to mt4 much greater than 32k bars.
additionally yes the limit in FSB pro of 200k bars can be easily increased by modifying one of the settings text files, if you can’t find how to do this on google let me know and I’ll help you out.May 31, 2023 at 14:33 #174294
Regarding your struggles with matching fsbpro with mt4/5. I have several suggestions to help with that.
First though can you let me know why you are using fsbpro instead of Ea studio. I am assuming you are manually building strategies that cannot be created in EA studio??
The exercise of matching the backtests is most straight forward using Ea studio and mt4 initially I would say. But if you want to go straight to FSB pro and mt4/5 then all good too. Just needs a couple of additional considerations.
And info about your experience in fsbpro and ea studio will also allow me to help you better. CheersMay 31, 2023 at 21:05 #174332
I already increased the limit of charts to maximum. As pekto said in 1 video to scroll chart back to download bars and do not download bars from history centre… I also did that but the maximum bars i got is —
Can you guide me how to increase the bar limit of mt4 (Not able to download more bars) and Ea Studio (200k is not sufficient). (seen article about bar limit for FSB pro but it was not in detail on google)
I am not manually building strategies. I tried both fsb and ea studio… I will follow your recommendation to use ea studio in future (Are there any major differences or reason?)
As you suggested to use mt4 live… I am doing that and will compare results after week with fsb.(Hope those results match)
Also for backtest in mt4 and mt5, which method should I use?
I’ll develop same ea with ea studio and will figure out with live results…As an developer, I think your team should see why backtest results are not exactly matching with the live results. ..If the results are not exactly matching then the whole backtest is wrong. then what is the point of developing strategy…(I know I am wrong very badly somewhere or missing something).
Thanks for help, Samuel.
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