Which instruments and how many years should you backtest?

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Jet_Toyco
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Which instruments and how many years should you backtest?

Post by Jet_Toyco »

RECOMMENDED BACKTESTING RANGE DATES

5 YEAR TESTING = 2013.01.01 to 2018.01.01
Pre-load to 2012.01.01 for indicator/support and resistance reference

10 YEAR TESTING = 2008.01.01 to 2018.01.01
Pre-load to 2007.03.30 for indicator/support and resistance reference

RECOMMENDED BACKTESTING METHOD BASED ON DATA AVAILABILITY ON TICKSTORY

Trading strategy executions on M1
• Backtest chosen instruments for 3 Months

Trading strategy executions on M5
• Backtest chosen instruments for 6 Months

Trading strategy executions on M15
• Backtest chosen instruments for 1 Year

Trading strategy executions on M30
• Backtest chosen instruments for 3 Years

Trading strategy executions on H1
• Backtest chosen instruments for 5 years

Trading strategy executions on H4
• Backtest major pairs, gold, and silver for 10 years, and other instruments for 5 years

Trading strategy executions on D1
• Backtest major pairs, gold, and silver for 10 years, and other instruments for 5 years

NOTE: This is only a recommendation. if you have an EA that trade M1, feel free to test for 10 years, but if you are a discretionary trader I highly recommend you follow the one above

JosephDon
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Re: Which instruments and how many years should you backtest

Post by JosephDon »

What exactly is the difference between testing for 10 years and the guidelines above?

Darkdoji
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Re: Which instruments and how many years should you backtest

Post by Darkdoji »

What would be interesting (indeed compelling) is the reasoning overall and in each case for the recommendations. What and how does following the time frames recommended (i.e. back test lengths) add to strategy?
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