FAPTURBO Backtest and Optimization
How to perform a backtest on history?
If you are not a forex expert you do not need to perform any backtest and optimizations. Just use the default settings and set proper lot size (and GMT offset) and you are all set!
FAPTURBO is very complicated robot with 2 strategies that’s why backtest is very slow. Do not run backtest if you have slow PC. First you should download the historical data for your backtest calculation. To perform a backtest, you should press CTR+R or View -> Strategy Tester in main menu in Metatrader4.
Then set the expert advisor to backtest, the proper symbol, time interval (Use date), period and click OK. When backtest is finished you will see the results in “Results” or “Graph” and “Report” Tabs below.
Read the FAPTURBO GUIDE for more info.
Strategy backtest does not work!
I guess you forgot to download historical data or your forgot to activate your copy of the EA and “allow DLLs” in the global settings of Metatrader (Tools -> Options)
My Metatrader crashes when I try to backtest
That means you use outdated MT4. Please update it to the latest build 220
What is optimization and how to do that?
Optimization represents successive passes of the same expert advisor with different inputs on the same data. At that, such parameters can be sorted out at which the expert efficiency will be maximal. Terminal possesses some built-in means that allow to automate this process. To optimize an expert, one has to flag the option of the same name in the “Tester” window and press the “Start” button. Do not make optimizations if you are not a forex expert!
My scalper strategy backtest shows totally different bad results than yours
The problem is in the spread value. You can backtest ONLY if your spread for EURGBP = 3. If you spread is higher than backtest will show invalid results. Another thing to consider: some brokers switch from winter to summer time 2 times a year! So you must change GMT offset properly! You cant backtest whole year with same GMT offset value otherwise you will see invalid trading results and losses!