We are going to trade the random entry for 2010. In this automated video we are using a risk setting of 4.
In some backtests you might notice that a few months of the year are traded in one or two seconds when you disable the visual mode.
Other months might take much longer to calculate and you might ask yourself about the reason.
Well, there are two things that can cause your backtest to speed up or slow down.
The first thing is the number of trades that need to be calculated. The more open positions you have, the longer the backtester needs.
The other thing is data quality. Historical data does not need to be imported, it is automatically downloaded when you start a backtest for the first time.
And from time to time the quality of that data is not very good – as in this case.
You can see the quality indicator for the historical data at the end of the backtest, just click on the backtest tab in Metatrader and look at the history quality score.
In our case the system works anyway and there is no guarantee that you won’t have power outages or networking problems in real trading.
So it is a good idea, to use a system that can also perform with crappy data.
If you are interested in system performance, maybe you want to watch the other performance videos on RobotTradingSystem.com – or wherever you get your trading performance videos…