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msg #51431
Ignore fokane
5/5/2007 10:10:03 AM

I've just started using Stockfetcher, I've never done backtesting before.

I want to increase the number of wins or reduce the losers in my backtest results. Is there some way to find what the winners have in common(or losers)?
Otherwise i will have to do it manually by looking at the trades or trial and error by changing my filter.

195 posts
msg #51458
Ignore traderblues
5/6/2007 8:10:03 PM

One thing you can do is click on the "Indicators" link in the backtest set-up screens. Then you can pick out some indicators, and after you run your backtest you can see what the winners had, or didn't have, in common for the indicators you picked.

12 posts
msg #51466
Ignore nikoluzzi
5/7/2007 2:42:32 PM

Improving the number of winning trades is a good idea, but i suggest you also consider increasing the size of the stop-loss, and the exit strategies. Very often, a very simple idea can get incredible results with a different position strategy.
Otherwise, for your intial request, you can also look a the trades in the "Trades" results of a backtest and try to see which are the similitudes between winning trades. I could be volume, day change, moving averages. Add indicators to you charts, and try to have a first clue of what seems to work, then add it to your backtest.
Good luck.

74 posts
msg #51473
Ignore fokane
5/8/2007 7:55:49 AM

Thanks guys, i appreciate your help.
The indicators was what i was looking for.. i'm still finding my way around.

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