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Expert Advisor Studio questions.
1.Are the backtests run only upon the same timeframe as the one that the strategy is being created for? (i.e. or can 1M or tick data be used on a higher timeframe?)
FSB Pro uses lower time frames data or tick data in order to improve the correctness of the backtest, which reduces the ambiguous bars.
On the other hand, EA Studio has different strategy structure and backtesting engine - improved, simplified, faster…, you name it. The result is that ambiguous bars are only possible when a strategy uses both SL and TP and also if the indicators are not able to produce a signal (but this is different problem), which makes the algorithm reliable enough when calculates on the current timeframe only.
You may test it in MetaTrader. It shows the same result when you test on Bar open mode, Control points or the fake “Tick mode”.
2. Can I filter based upon OOS separately from IS? Can I create an OOS2?
We have this feature in our ToDo list. It looks awesome in my mind (more details later).
3. Can I set EA Studio to run Monte Carlo tests on only the OOS data portion?
You can use the Data Horizon settings to cut out the latest data (the OOS part) and to generate a set of strategies (called a Collection). Later you can change the Data Horizon settings to cut out the older part of the data (IS) and to recalculate the Collection. You have to leave 100 – 200 bars overlapping.
You can do even more with the newest EA Studio tool – Validator. You can load your collection file and to recalculate, optimize, validate against Monte Carlo and Multi Market it with one click.
4. When 100 EAs are combined into a single EA (Portfolio), will I get "Trade Context Busy" errors triggered by MT4's limitation of eight simultaneous connections to the trade server? Or do they play nice and take turns?
It works fine. It sends the orders one by one. However, it always checks if the MetaTrader’s trade context is free. You can start several portfolios on different charts after all.
4a. When 100 EAs are combined into a single EA (Portfolio), does the execution time of the entire (combined) EA roughly equal what would be the execution time if those 100 EAs are separate?
One is sure, it will take a loooong time to start 100 experts on 100 different charts. You will find that the Portfolio Expert works surprisingly well. Please note that this is an experimental feature and you have to test it carefully in your trading environment.
5. Is "Spread" listed in points?
Yes, it is in points.
Forex Strategy Builder Professional questions.
1. Can I import and improve strategies created by EA Studio?
It was possible in the first release of EA Studio, but we remove that options when changed the EA Studio strategy structure. FSB Pro has more complex strategy model, indicators options and a backtesting algorithm. It makes it impossible to import strategies from one of the app to the other and that is the main reason to combine the programs in packs. Most of the traders chose the Packs instead of an individual program.
We love this competitor’s software (Thank you Mark!) Every single day we receive emails from users of this quantish software that choose to take one of our Forex Packs. I even have a copy of a StrategyQuant to FSB Pro comparison document on my desktop (very opinionated and biased of course )