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Old May 26, 2018, 6:50pm   #31
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.. I spent a lot of time testing and polishing it before the release...
yes, its good to spend some time polishing before a release

congrats on the program, ill have a look later
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Old May 27, 2018, 6:47am   #32
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hey max

i offer you the highest complement i offer to any new trader ....you are willing to learn and are tenacious and flexible.....excellent

now the bad news ........it doesnt take weeks to master these things ...it takes years i'm afraid..........so just getting your expectation into alignment i hope buddy

everythign must come together and will do in time ........all i suggest is you spend as much screen time just watching the market you are specialising in........you will need to find your edge but in truth there are only a handful of core things that work ...sometimes........the rest is experience and picking your timing to perfection

good luck buddy

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Hint - market timing is all .............the best systems in the world are not being sucessfully beta tested on EA's .......most of them have discretionary elements that cannot be replicated......therefore the beta testing proves useless........
Thank you for the compliment!

I perfectly understand that screen time takes years. That's why I'm trying to speed up the process

What is screen time, anyway? It's waiting for the good setup. 99% of waiting, 1% of learning. My idea was that if I focus on the most important 1%, I can save 99% of screen time. It worked for me, by the way. I'm still at the very beginning but I already see the difference.

I also agree with you that successful trading systems can't be built on automated backtesting alone. That's why I'm not trying to develop yet another robot but rather focus on developing these skills for myself.

On the other side, I don't think that backtesting is absolutely useless. It can give you important details which can really improve your results, but you can't rely on it as your only source of information.

By the way, that was my approach from the very beginning of my career. I've spent a lot of time in SEO/SEM niche. While the crowd built doorway generators/link spamming/cloaking tools, I understood that it has no future. I focused on developing human-oriented tools and building relationships. It paid huge at the end, I was able to live from my business long after SEO died. When I finally quit, 95% of my mailing list and contacts were dead.

Everything automateable will eventually lose its efficiency. Humans will always rule the world
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Old May 27, 2018, 6:48am   #33
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yes, its good to spend some time polishing before a release

congrats on the program, ill have a look later
Thank you again!

You are the one who motivates me the most on the forum
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Old Jun 5, 2018, 4:20pm   #35
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- I started to journal all my trades in a video format with my voice comments for future analysis, highly recommend it to other newbies (I use opensource OBS Studio)

This sounds like a great idea! What kind of voice comments do you add? Just talking to yourself or anything specific?
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- I started to journal all my trades in a video format with my voice comments for future analysis, highly recommend it to other newbies (I use opensource OBS Studio)

This sounds like a great idea! What kind of voice comments do you add? Just talking to yourself or anything specific?
Yes, I'm just making random voice comments about what I see at the moment, nothing special. The longest speech at the beginning of the session, then I just talk about something special I noticed along the way.

But, after I did it for some time, I noticed that comments became more organized.
Now I speak less often, but more to the point. It also prevents me from repeating some mistakes because I can clearly remember that I talked about the same before
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Old Jun 6, 2018, 9:21am   #37
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Yes, I'm just making random voice comments about what I see at the moment, nothing special. The longest speech at the beginning of the session, then I just talk about something special I noticed along the way.

But, after I did it for some time, I noticed that comments became more organized.
Now I speak less often, but more to the point. It also prevents me from repeating some mistakes because I can clearly remember that I talked about the same before
Do you rewatch them later or just store them until you need it for reference?
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Do you rewatch them later or just store them until you need it for reference?
It's mainly for future reference, but they also help me to become more disciplined right now. I think twice before doing anything because I know that my mistakes will be kept forever
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It's mainly for future reference, but they also help me to become more disciplined right now. I think twice before doing anything because I know that my mistakes will be kept forever
This is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing
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Hey max i finally got round to checking out the simulator and i must say i am very impressed. you obviously have a high level of ability at writing programs there. im blown away!

you are definitely no average joe when you are sitting at a computer!
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 7:51am   #41
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Hey max i finally got round to checking out the simulator and i must say i am very impressed. you obviously have a high level of ability at writing programs there. im blown away!

you are definitely no average joe when you are sitting at a computer!
Thank you for the great feedback!

Software development is my hobby since 10, when there weren't any personal computers around but just programmable calculators. The only computer I played with in my childhood was the one at the local nuclear reactor simulation room

It's hard for me to split time between coding and trading, so I'm focused on polishing the simulator until I become happy with it. I have plenty of interesting ideas for the future, but I want to finish basics first.

Please tell me if you need any extra features.
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Old Jun 14, 2018, 8:46am   #42
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Hey max i finally got round to checking out the simulator and i must say i am very impressed. you obviously have a high level of ability at writing programs there. im blown away!

you are definitely no average joe when you are sitting at a computer!
I've just released the final beta version of the Simulator (added more indicators, drawing tools, automatic data downloads, etc).

Please try it here: https://forexsimulator.org/

Here is an important question to you: can you please allow me to publish your feedback on the website?
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Old Jun 16, 2018, 10:33am   #43
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I've just released the final beta version of the Simulator (added more indicators, drawing tools, automatic data downloads, etc).

Please try it here: https://forexsimulator.org/

Here is an important question to you: can you please allow me to publish your feedback on the website?
A simulator is not something i'm looking to use really i just checked it out and was commenting on your obvious high level of ability at programming. So mine is not really an appropriate review for the program itself.
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Old Jun 20, 2018, 7:50am   #44
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A simulator is not something i'm looking to use really i just checked it out and was commenting on your obvious high level of ability at programming. So mine is not really an appropriate review for the program itself.
Thank you, anyway
Yet another question: can I do something with this code to make it interesting for you? Maybe I can add some data which are interesting for you to play with?
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Old Jun 20, 2018, 11:17am   #45
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Thank you, anyway
Yet another question: can I do something with this code to make it interesting for you? Maybe I can add some data which are interesting for you to play with?
As its not something im looking to use im not the best person to ask but perhaps being able to write and backtest systems with it would take it to the next level. Again, thats also not something im looking for at the moment.
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