How Many Trades Should Your Backtest Have?

How Many Trades Should Your Backtest Have?

We all want a large sample of trades in our backtests, but practical limitations such as data availability often get in the way. Here I’ll explain why 30 trades is insufficient, and how you can use standard error to quantify the uncertainty arising from a small...
Strategy Optimization Using MT4

Strategy Optimization Using MT4

In this third and final part of the MT4 strategy development guide, we’ll attempt to improve our basic moving average crossover strategy. Entry and exit parameters will first be optimized. An intraday time filter will then be implemented to help avoid false...
Debugging & Backtesting Using MT4

Debugging & Backtesting Using MT4

This post will illustrate the use of MT4 to: Download free historical data Verify your strategy’s logic Backtest your strategy The complete trading strategy can be downloaded here. Before diving into strategy development, it pays to verify your algorithm’s...
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