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by Timek
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Data Providers and other non testing software
Topic: First Strike, open times and EOD data
Replies: 3
Views: 2483

Hi Daedalus, You can get intraday prices going back ten years for free by opening a demo account with FXCM or Alpari. You then download their version of MetaTrader 4 from which you can download the prices (in a variety of timeframes). I cannot vouch for their accuracy as I use a paid data service. A...
by Timek
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: System blow up
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

A related interesting question would be, what makes you think that your system has "blown up"? Has it left without enough money to take the next trade, exceeded your personal max drawdown, or simply left you unable to trust it's trading style? This is further complicated by trading multiple systems ...
by Timek
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: Recent vs. Distant Results
Replies: 17
Views: 10572

Recent vs. Distant Results

Going back to the original question (namely when do you start to worry that your system doesn't work anymore, vs. has merely hit a rough patch), this reminds me of a comment in Alexander Elder's book "Come into my trading room" - there he states that only experts can trade using automated systems as...