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    • #35337
      User Avatarfacundo


      I am using FXblue to evaluate the strategies that are profitable and giving losses. How many trades you think I should consider per one strategy to evaluate if it makes sense to remove them or not?

      I started on 1st january with AUDUSD and I have now some strategies did 2 trades 2 losses. Do you recommend me to remove them? Or shall I wait until I do more trades?




    • #35366

      Hello Facundo,

      I would wait to see at least 5 trades. And what I normally do is not to remove strategies from the Demo account where I test the EAs.

      I put in the live account the Top EAs, for example, having Profit Factor above 1.2 and min count of trades 5. but I keep trading the Demo account. Because some strategies that are losing at the beginning will turn out to be positive. And there might be potential in them.

    • #35415
      User Avatarfacundo

      thanks. Good tip

    • #36129
      User AvatarAndi

      A good idea is to keep looking at different periods – last 1 month, last 2 weeks.

      Because some strategies might be in a loss for some time and in order to get over the 0 will take you a lot of time. But if you look at the last 1-2 weeks you will see it faster getting on profit.

      I am not sure if I wrote it clearly 🙂

    • #36532
      User AvatarSimon

      When would you get rid of a strategy entirely?

      Some strategies just need a little time to perform well, but others just do terribly, what criteria would determine that a strategy just be deleted?

      A PC can only handle a particular number of instances of MetaTrader, so it seems like a good idea to know when to free up space by getting rid of bad strategies?

    • #36603

      Hi Simon,

      I get rid of strategies when I see that they are doing more prolonged stagnation compared to the one they had in the backtest.

      Let’s have that strategy as an example:

      You can see where was the most significant stagnation. So if I see that there is a bigger one, this gives me a sure sign that the strategy was over-optimized, and I can not rely on it.

      Also, I am looking at those statistics, and if I see something worse, I will delete it:

      Now, it is hard to recognize it in FXBLue of Myfxbook, so I use the validator, or I upload it back in EA Studio and recalculate it with the recent data. This way, I can compare the stats.

    • #36639
      User AvatarSimon

      Thanks Petko, I have several strategies that need recalculating this way I think!

    • #36648

      Hi Simon,

      yes, simply this way we can see if the strategy started performing worse compared to its worst period. Meaning that it was probably over-optimized during the creation.

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