Excellent news -- that means there is still hope...
I have similar observations to add. I have seen strategies with great statistics trade poorly, and also strategies with poor stats trade well. So -- statistics alone don't tell the whole story. In my experience, the data set used for back testing makes a *big* difference. If you were to use a different data set then you might get better statistics that more closely correspond to how the strategy is currently trading in your live account. I don't know -- I'm just guessing...
I had a question -- if the strategies had such poor statistics, then how did they make it into your collection in the first place? If you were using EA Studio, then EA Studio must have thought they were good enough to make it into a collection in the first place. Is your recent back testing similar or different than what was used when your strategies were originally generated by EA Studio?
Let me explain.
First i search at least 7.200 Minutes in EA Studio for Strategies. When not 100, then again 7.200 Minutes.
When this finish, i take it on Demo Account, After 100 Trades and Profitfaktor over 1,00 i put it on Live.
This was with this the same.
I have found very good Strats, have 100 on Demo and after the Testtime i have from this 100 ~15 on Live.
After 1-3 months or ~ 100 Trades i look the Stats, that i can maybe go over 0.01 lot.
This i have make every weekend. But today i have 2 perfect Strategies in MT4-Tracker see and i wanted to see what for Settings in Strategy, but i have forgot save collection (.json) and then i have in Portfolio MQ4 the Strat take and load in other EA to reload in EAStudio.
Then i was totally bewildered. EAStudio very bad backtest and after this i have load in MT4 Tester, the same very bad. But in live very very good.
Now i think, what is when we use bad Strategies from begin....but i dont know maybe it was coincidence.
I excited for next weekend, to see that goes continue in the same or not.
I mean with this text i have found good Strategies in Backtest few weeks back and now the Backtest very bad but live very very good.
Sorry for my bad Englisch, i hope you can read it