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Introduce technicals in the selling criteria in backtesting model, like DPO < 0 and EMA crossovers

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  • Robert Midwinter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you can base your entry point on a criteria, then it should be available as an exit point in back-testing. I am a huge fan of EMA crossovers as buy signals and it sure would be nice to be able to back-test my ideas. As a side item: This idea was first brought up FIVE AND A HALF years ago by Mr. Kennedy - is anybody looking into it?

  • TREVOR SOLOMON commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    EMA,MA and WMA crossovers are essential indicators to watch for exit timing and would be of significant value in the backtester and portfolio management tools.

  • Steve Bogart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd like to see the following Stop Criteria added:
    5 day MA (RT) = 40 day MA (RT).

    This looked effective with the new Midas Touch Watchlist SOTW.

  • Shawn Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think adding technicals to the stop criteria would radically improve the ability to find trading strategies that are based on technical trading. If I am backtesting with a long strategy based on Stocastics crossing over 20, for example, I would want to base the stop on the downward 80 crossover.

  • Joachim Kiener commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    completely agree,,,,,,the rationale of protrader is trade entries based on technicals...the current backtest stops are quite useless in defining trade exits

  • Helen Chanler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you use the DEW system, then exiting is just as important as initiating positions. The Protrader system needs to be incorporated into the backtesting sell/stop criteria . RT < 1 is not the same.

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