7 votesRob Young supported this idea ·
We are planning on adding these Market Timing conditions to BackTester soon.Rob Young commented
Add an option to select whether the stop should look at the intraday price or the closing price. VV6 portfolio uses only the closing price for stops however VV7 looks at intraday. As an example in VV7 If you say to look at the intraday price then sell at that price, VV7 currently signals a sell based upon an intraday price but actually sells at the next days open (or whatever choice you select in your backtest parameters).
This causes differences in results when you backtest the same strategy in VV7 versus VV6. Glen Tomkins Double Ups presentation from 1/21/11 varied by over 10% between VV7 and VV6. VV7 producing lower results because it sold some positions sooner as they hit an intraday high rather than when they closed at or above the stop price.
Giving us the choice of what price to use in VV7 (closing or intraday) and execute the closing trade based upon that parameter would be a good addition to the portfolio backtest tool in VV7. The opening trade would still be based upon what ever criteria you select when setting up the backtest.
303 votesRob Young commented
Primary Wave changes would be nice as well.