ok, np!. and Thanks I will read about this software, and if I need in a near future, for sure I will buy.
Mauro, Portfolio Maker is extremely useful for users who want to use demo accounts to test run their strategies before they turn it live/real trading.
Hence, in the testing stage, we often run many number of strategies (as for me, I test thousands of EA at a time, in the past, without Portfolio Maker, I can only have time to setup a couple of hundreds EA test that took tiresome hours to set up).
Time is money. Imagine without Portfolio Maker, I can only test out 200 EA at a time and now I'm testing eg 2000 EA a time (actually, it's more but I use 2000 just for discussion sake).
Hence compare 200 EA vs 2000 EA, that's 10x the difference. In another words, it would take me 10 years worth of work and time to test out 200 EA at a time (with a 2000 EA end target) as compare to 1 years worth of time do the same testing for 2000 EA.
Thus I can start live trading after the 1st year (with Portfolio Maker) and spend the rest of the 9 years I've saved, start earning money, instead of waiting for the extra 9 years to complete my work.
So I not only saved 9 years of effort, I also started earning money 9 years earlier. Now that's really worth the saving.
It's the same with computer capacity. That's why I invested more money to get a bigger computer capacity to handle the amount of testing so time is money. Not everyone takes this path. Of cos with accurate backtesting, you can save a lot of forward testing (if you believe backtesting more than demo testing, which is very time consuming but it's the next best testing, after live testing).
Ernest Chan, an expert in the application of statistical models and software for trading currencies, futures, and stocks. He has built and traded numerous quantitative models for investment banks and hedge funds, mentioned most accurate testing in ranking order is 1) Live Testing, 2) Demo Testing 3) Backtesting
Demo testing (with an honest broker) can give you a better idea of how your EA perform in "walk forward" testing because now you are testing your strategies in "unknown" data.
I personally prefer demo testing as a more reliable method of walk forward testing (not that demo testing is without any flaw) and hence Portfolio is an excellent tool and a great time saver.
Instead of installing EA individually on each MT4 chart and key in the magic number etc, now with Portfolio Maker, I only need to install once and I don't have to key in the magic number of the EA individually.
So if you are planning to do demo testing for hundreds of EA, then it is very worth it to get Portfolio Maker and you won't regret having it unless you don't find the need to demo test your strategies before you trade in live accounts. There are people who jump from generating strategies and straight into live trade and then write in the forum to cry foul and why the strategies bust their trading accounts. I feel sorry for Popov, it's no fault of his cos these people are too naive to think that a profitable EA will stay profitable in whatsoever market.