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Another strange anomaly in Strategy Trader
Here are two charts with the same data (both Ask and Bid), over the same time period, in the same timeframe (25 points), running the exact same strategy, with all the same settings. Yet, they demonstrate two very different outcomes. I have attached two images which show one section of the chart with two different anomalies; there are many more.Why is this happening?
If you are sure that each and every tiny setting and property is the same, try View > Reload > Reload all data.
Let me know if this does resolve the issue.
Every single tiny (and normal sized) setting that I was involved with have been checked, double checked and triple checked. If you are suggesting that some sort of tiny default setting has changed itself then that would seem to be a bug. This has been going on for two days and I have exited and re-started the program numerous times. I have also shut down and restarted my computer several times. However, closing one of the workspaces and creating a new one to replace it has worked.
If the Strategy Trader's data sets are so unreliable, how can anyone be reasonably secure in the results of a backtest or even a live run of a strategy. Last week I had a problem with a strategy because the exact same strategy worked differently during backtesting and the live run. I don't just mean that the results were different. A programming error, on my part, was not caught in either the backtest or the live run. However, Exits that functioned in the backtest were totally ignored in the live run. That strikes me as unreasonable and unreliable.
Can anyone explain these anomalies and offer remedies that would reduce these unnecessary losses of capital?
Hey rwbta, I am not a member of the ST support team, but rather an user just like you are who have had enough of ST bugs and issues and who wanted to just help you. I certainly do not know you and whether you know about every setting even though you may do very well. And what I suggested you to do is something that I was NOT given in this forum when I needed it!
So since closing one of the workspaces and creating a new one to replace it has worked, do you still have this anomaly? If so, have you tried out reloading your data?
Last edited by AlphaTrader; 09-18-2011 at 08:23 PM.
I didn't intend to upset you; I just wanted to make it clear that I had carried out due diligence before posting my question. I suspected that you were not part of fxcm support so I didn't expect you to have all the answers. I tried reloading the data but ST crashed. After creating new workspaces, the anomaly has not yet reappeared.
Based upon what I have experienced, support rarely responds and generally fails to directly address isssues regarding possible bugs. I've personally experienced two (what I consider serious) bugs in the past week both of which cost me money.
I've been developing data analysis software (C, C++, C#, et al) for over 25 years. Data is not supposed to change (except, of course, new data being added over a live feed). It concerns me greatly, that ST reacts differently to code depending whether one is backtesting or running live. I feel as though I wasted my time learning the ST.
Last edited by rwbta; 09-19-2011 at 08:20 AM.
Reason: removed erroneous comment
Not at all. I just cleared my point.
Originally Posted by rwbta
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Originally Posted by rwbta
I've read some of your other posts; you appear to be well qualified for the position; good luck.
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