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Topic: Moving average

The moving average indicator is in the hard coded section of FSBPro.

I wonder if it could be made available as a custom indicator so that an inexperienced user like me could make a couple little changes in it.

Thanks

daveM

( I was actually brave enough to change another indicator and it actually compiled properly (after the fifth attempt).)

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Re: Moving average

There are Moving Average indicator in the program. You can make a custom one based on it and to change whatever you want.

You probably mean that the formula for calculating MovingAverages is in the code. It is true and the reason is that it so vital for almost all indicators that we decided to make it programmed in the best way and available for all other indicators as a simple call.

You can find the MovingAverage code on line 160 of the IndicatorBaseCalc.cs file.

You can take the formulas from there and use them in your custom code.

Re: Moving average

ok great

Thanks......

In no way will I become an expert in indicator coding, I just want to make a couple adjustments, well, maybe I will get more interested if I have successes. LOL

Thanks again

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Re: Moving average

My customizing effort is nothing spectacular, simply removing some options from some indicators so I can control their behaviour in the generator in a different way.

I had a look at some of the indicators that Footon has created...... and seeing how complex the work is that he has done.... I am quickly abandoning my career in indicator development....

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5 (edited by GD 2015-06-15 14:38:30)

Re: Moving average

The fun is when after some hours you receive a "good" advisor but Mote Carlo is bad.
Then you start again.
Until to die!

I still cannot understand statistics indicators.
The information I find is not clear.

Re: Moving average

GD wrote:

The fun is when after some hours you receive a "good" advisor but Mote Carlo is bad.
Then you start again.
Until to die!

I still cannot understand statistics indicators.
The information I find is not clear.

Forward testing works well and is real.

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Re: Moving average

Did you ever try with bad Monte Carlo  and have success?

Re: Moving average

I use Monte Carlo on both individula strategies and also on portfolios.
I also use Monte Carlo on a portfolio to select which strategies are best to trade.

Limiting the number of slots is the best way to make Monte Carlo happy.

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9 (edited by GD 2015-06-15 16:32:01)

Re: Moving average

What is the expectable shape of a Balance Chart in an EA?
Some people believe that it should be a straight line.

Re: Moving average

I just look for something that moves up steadily, I do not look for perfection.

When i can develop a little more sophisticated strategies I may look for a straighter line, but for now I am more concerned with drawdown

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11 (edited by GD 2015-06-15 17:44:15)

Re: Moving average

With only few slots can you treat this behavior?


http://s1.postimg.org/xgn26xyq3/2015_06_16.jpg


How many do you think you need to treat that?

The BE Chart can be straight line with a 2-1 slots combination and Monte Carlo can be fine

BUT you do not want to win at position 4 but at position 2.

Re: Moving average

I am not sure what that chart represents, please explain how you put the lines there, the time frame. etc

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13 (edited by GD 2015-06-15 17:54:22)

Re: Moving average

I made different tries and I met many times the above behavior.

Black line is movement of prices (open close not important in this presentation).
X axis is time.

Nice EAs BE Charts, nice Monte Carlo with few slots but the trades did not give the best way the wins.
The wins could be larger and not risky as in the picture.

So any idea?

Re: Moving average

Mechanical trading can not get every entry you see on the chart.

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Re: Moving average

I suggest that you make three or four strategies to get all the entries or maybe more..... certainly one strateguy will not get them all

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16 (edited by GD 2015-06-16 03:24:18)

Re: Moving average

My question is a general problem and it is not relative to FSB.

This was the reason I made "noise" to Popov to increase number of Slots to more than 8.

Most people like me are not strong in programming or they have no time to change an indicator.
Also if logic is not possible to be added in FSB then you need more slots to do the job indirectly.
Then you can keep Locked some of them to improve speed of calculation.

A normal EA should include more strategies to catch more kind of Trades and get out to more trades to decrease the risk.

More than 8 slots is a MUST. I think Popov did it in the last upgrade.

Anyway, I think we have to think further on that.

Re: Moving average

GD wrote:

My question is a general problem and it is not relative to FSB.

This was the reason I made "noise" to Popov to increase number of Slots to more than 8.

Most people like me are not strong in programming or they have no time to change an indicator.
Also if logic is not possible to be added in FSB then you need more slots to do the job indirectly.
Then you can keep Locked some of them to improve speed of calculation.

A normal EA should include more strategies to catch more kind of Trades and get out to more trades to decrease the risk.

More than 8 slots is a MUST. I think Popov did it in the last upgrade.

Anyway, I think we have to think further on that.

Can you illustrate on your logic example?

Re: Moving average

Best would be an actual chart with the indicators and the whole shebang instead of generalities...... considering that there is already 18 indicator slots available, the thing may be doable.

So far all we have is a generalization. If we had specifics there may be a solution.

Yes, as Footon says..... logic example required.

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19 (edited by GD 2015-06-16 13:58:20)

Re: Moving average

BB, I work on the problem.

But also give an example with your way mentioned before using two strategies.

Group A for the first and Group B for the second.
It is not so easy.

How to discriminate one trade from the other?

This is a question.

Footon, We  will find the logic as we expect but first we need to find answers to basic things and be sure that everything works fine.

Re: Moving average

I do not know what you are looking for so it is difficult for me to do anything, that is why I asked for a chart

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