is walk forward testing always required?

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Old Jul 29, 2017, 10:15pm   #9
 
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dvdadie started this thread thanks truth and quantt, good stuff.

after some more pondering, the walk forward testing could provide information on how 'stable' / 'robust' the system is from year to year.
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Old Jul 29, 2017, 10:17pm   #10
 
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You joined in 08, almost 10 yrs ago. And this is your first Post !!
(seems like a newbie type question) What you been up to?
jason - i am pacing myself
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Old Jul 30, 2017, 12:48am   #11
 
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My number 1 trading rule: EDUCATE YOURSELF!

Before you trade even single penny on the stock market, please spend the time and educate yourself by back testing different trading strategies and ideas - go to eBay and search for "historical stock market data", you can buy 20 years of data for less than $100 - that's all you need to start.
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Old Jul 30, 2017, 8:09am   #13
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Yes live testing is always required to find out THE ENEMY WITHIN



The enemy within come out only on live accounts (not demo )forward testing , it is how a trader handles losing , after feeling the pain and discomfort of being wrong and losing real money.
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The enemy within come out only on live accounts (not demo )forward testing
So the alien creature inside you only bursts out when the scent of real cash is detected ?
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So the alien creature inside you only bursts out when the scent of real cash is detected ?
yup

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Old Jul 30, 2017, 12:02pm   #16
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You are obsessed with money. This suggests, you are not as big a winner as you pretend to be. Here, that's my psycho-analysis at work. But I don't use it in trading because it's irrelevant. Trading is about economics: if there is value, take. If they take your value, defend.

I think you are having trouble accepting your losses are caused by your own mistakes or by the action of your counterparty. So you assign the blame to an arbitrary 'entity'. Until you find the true source of your loss, you are not going to make it.
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