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Topic: Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

This new feature in Forex Strategy Builder can be useful in testing multicurrency and multiperiod strategies.

The idea is that we prepare a strategy and after that we export its signals to a static external filter.

Latter we can use this filter in other strategies. The principle is to trade in the direction of the initial strategy. We achieve that by a single click on the command “Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator”. It is situated in the Tools Menu -> Custom Indicators.

Example:
Initial Strategy on EURUSD 1D:


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I’ll use this strategy to determine the general trend of EURUSD. I assume that when the strategy opens long position – an uptrend exist and vice versa: when the strategy trades short – there is a downtrend. We see on the Journal that on April 24th and 27th there are short positions and on May 8th – long.


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We export this strategy by pressing the command “Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator” and save is as “EURUSD Trend”.


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This command will save the strategy as a Custom Indicator and will load it instantly. The new indicator can be found out in the indicator list. It can be used as an “Opening Logic condition”.

I’ll use it as filter in a USDCHF 4H strategy.

Since I use EURUSD filter in USDCHF – I have to check the “Reversed signals” options because the currency pairs are opposite.


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I can see on the chart that there is a short trade on May 8th (Because the “Reversed signals” option).


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It’s important to say that the exported strategy gives “static” signals. They are written in the indicator’s file and are unchangeable.



See more details on the online help Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

Re: Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

I like this idea of having a trend determination in the process...

I will like to ask which settings you prefer in the stochastics and also for the moving averages.....

Re: Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

Popov wrote:

It’s important to say that the exported strategy gives “static” signals. They are written in the indicator’s file and are unchangeable.

See more details on the online help Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

From the link above I found this information: "This filter works only for the same period as the strategy we have exported it from. For example if we export a strategy tested for the period between May 2006 and May 2009 then the filter we've created will have signals only for bars inside that period (regardless of their length - 1day, 1hour, 15min etc). So even if we add new data, for June 2009 for example, no signals will be raised for the extra data after May 2009. That is why we'll call the exported strategy a static filter/indicator."

Please give me more information. If this filtering method is available only for backtesting or it is also usable in FST for real trading ?

Re: Export the Strategy as a Custom Indicator

It is only for backtesting.

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