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General Discussion · Any kick Ass Exits ???
ilcaa
msg #62060
5/2/2008 11:42:17 AM

Im finding the most challenging part is coming up with good exit triggers that capture a good percent of a move without getting smoked!

Anyone have some good exit triggers / trailing stops that improved their trading results??

Would appreciate any help in this area...thanks..





Backtesting Support · backtest "hangs" when processing
ilcaa
msg #50046
2/15/2007 2:52:22 PM

when i backtest a filter and I hit "test" it will sit there processing the backtest till i hit the "abort" link, this is after waiting 20 minutes for a 4 month backtest period and I choose 2006 for this reason,

BUT...after hitting abort I get results from my backtest and can view the results by clicking my filters link...

any way of correctly this?


Backtesting Support · backtest "hangs" when processing
ilcaa
msg #50051
2/15/2007 6:52:48 PM

no i was not hitting the refresh link, i had no idea i had to but once i did it worked fine, thanks.

how long should a backtest take anyway? Does doing a 2003-2004 backtest take longer than a 2006? what is the average wait time? thanks


General Discussion · Basic newbe question/comment
ilcaa
msg #50019
2/14/2007 3:24:26 PM

I did a really basic filter

ma (3) crossed above ma (20) 5 days ago
and draw ma(3)
and draw (20)

So i assume if i looked at a chart of each entry i could count 5 bars back from the first bar (including the first bar) and see the crossover at that point...

I get a hodge podge of crossovers, some 2 days,some 5, some 10 days etc....

am i not being specific enough/syntax error?


General Discussion · Basic newbe question/comment
ilcaa
msg #50025
2/14/2007 5:57:16 PM

works exactly like it should,

do you have any set rules you use when writing filters? not which filters work best, but what rules, syntax related should one follow to get consistent results over and over.

the basic filter i supplied above came straight from the users manual but the results were inconsistent even for the most basic functions..

thanks for the help in understadning SF better..




Backtesting Support · exit trigger rules errors
ilcaa
msg #50116
2/18/2007 11:17:25 PM

I am having trouble with my exit rules.

What i do is just input my rule into the box, (i use one or the other not all of them)
ei. chandelier (20,2.0)
ei. MA (50)
ei. rsi(14) crosses 70
is this all that is needed?

when i view my "trades" it highlights your entry bar and your exit bar,
and my exits are never at my "exits triggers", this completely throws off the results. is there a different syntax needed, am i inputting these correctly?

thanks


Filter Exchange · help with syntax, % days greater close
ilcaa
msg #50335
3/1/2007 1:21:59 PM

i am trying to to find stocks that over the last 20 days more than 60% of days closed lower.

set{daycl,close<close 1day ago}
set{numdays,count(dayscl,20)}

show stocks where numdays/20 > .59

doesnt seem to return the proper stocks....any help?
thanks.



Filter Exchange · help with syntax, % days greater close
ilcaa
msg #50362
3/2/2007 11:16:10 AM

exactly what i needed, thanks


Filter Exchange · Need help with a voume filter..
ilcaa
msg #50067
2/16/2007 11:23:56 AM

i am looking for a volume reversal strategy..

so i want the 5 day average volume to be less than 75% of the 5 day volume 10 days ago..

average volume (5) < (average volume (5)*.75) 10 days ago -- ?? is this the right syntax?

thanks anyone


Filter Exchange · Need help with a voume filter..
ilcaa
msg #50070
2/16/2007 1:56:54 PM

thanks for the reply...


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