Topic: Stable strategies

I am rather new at FSB and have found it to be a very interesting bit of work. Well done to the developers.

Unfortunately, after having read all the information about FSB that I can find on the FSB site I cannot seam to generate any stable strategies. Well at least something that I consider stable. All the strategies I have attempted so far appear to only work on exactly one instrument and timeframe. They always fail totally if I change the timeframe or instrument and they almost never optimize against another timeframe or instrument, which to me smacks of curve fitting. For me a stable strategy must be able to optimize against multiple closely related timeframes (1h and 4h for example) and a basket of instruments, perhaps 2x currencies that either track each other in a similar way like AUDUSD and AUDCAD or move in opposite directions like AUDUSD and EURAUD. I have played with the OOS settings to no avail.

So to help in my search I would like to be able to do the following:

Allow the strategy generator to search against 2x timeframes concurrently
Allow the strategy generator to search against 2x instruments concurrently

Is the above possible with FSB?

Re: Stable strategies

Hey Rocketman,

Unfortunately at the moment FSB allows to work only on one currency pair, I truly hope this project can evolve into multipair capability soon.

Have you introduced yourself to static custom filter indicator? It might be a limitation but it might help you, surely needs cleverness to make full advantage of it. Read more here - http://forexsb.com/wiki/fsb/strategy_to_indicator

Re: Stable strategies

footon wrote:

Hey Rocketman,

Unfortunately at the moment FSB allows to work only on one currency pair, I truly hope this project can evolve into multipair capability soon.

Have you introduced yourself to static custom filter indicator? It might be a limitation but it might help you, surely needs cleverness to make full advantage of it. Read more here - http://forexsb.com/wiki/fsb/strategy_to_indicator

Thanks for the hint. I will give this a go real soon.

Re: Stable strategies

Nice, I missed that feature. But if I understood correctly, it`s only for FSB, and it`s not possible to use it in FST, or am I wrong?

Re: Stable strategies

That's right -- it won't work in FST, because it exports the indicator as "enter at (date) (time)", based on the strategy's signals from the backtest.