Topic: demo volume is different than live volume
Hi fellow traders, I've been testing EA that I have generated in FSB and EA Studios for a few weeks now. In my demo account I will wait until I get a good number of trades say above 10 and with a positive net profit for the EA. Then I transfer it to a live account and it doesn't perform well. I would assume some of it is timing but that really doesn't explain it all for me. Say the EA performs very well like 9 wins to 1 loss with a profit ratio of 8 or 9 and it totally tanks in the live account, maybe loosing all the time. Am I not waiting long enough? Once it starts to constantly loose I shut it down. I'm a US trader I use Oanda and I'm stuck with FIFO so I know it's gonna be challenging but I should be able to get marginal results even with FIFO. I've made some side by side comparisons and the volume seems to deviate at the least a couple hundred ticks on each bar from demo to live. The OHLC data is slightly different but very slight. Could it be the volume difference? Which indicators in FSB and also in EA Studio do I need to disable to take volume out of the equation when generating EAs? Any suggestions are welcome.