Thank you, it took me some hours yesterday but I finally figured it out.tickstory wrote: ↑Tue Oct 25, 2022 9:42 pmHi Jgt,
Welcome aboard! We haven't yet made any videos for the Walk-forward analyzer but intend to do so once we are fully out of beta. For the moment, we are channeling all the feedback we are getting to ensuring our documentation is complete.
Regarding optimizations, the first step would be to make sure you are familiar with the Metatrader Optimization documentation. The documentation explains how you can configure your EA so it can be used in the optimizer. That is, your EA must have parameters (for example, "take profit" and "stop loss" settings) that the MT4 Strategy Tester can iterate through while testing and show you the results.
Once you are more familiar with this MT4 feature, Tickstory's Walk-forward takes it to another level by allowing you to test with in and out of sample data (as explained in more detail in our manual). This feature uses the MT4 Strategy Optimizer over portions of your historical data to make sure it is not being "curve-fitted" to a particular set of data. In other words, the WFA will give you more confidence that your final optimized settings are working well on "unseen" data and therefore should work better in a live environment. The WFA will automatically traverse the in and out of sample data periods you have set. For example, you may choose to optimize for 30 days of "in-sample" data and then perform an out-of-sample test for 6 days and keep doing this for a period of 1 years. The WFA will perform all these tests inside MT4 Optimizer and finally generate a report of the results.
The details of how to interpret the report are discussed in the manual.
Hope this gives you enough to start with!
I wasn't aware, you were able to save optimization files with the checkmarks checked, so I just couldn't figure out how I would be able to select which parts of the EA to test/optimize within the WFA.
Now that I know how it works, it's working wonders, it's really a great tool, really really love it.
Just only, when I did some big test yesterday with multiple optimizations selected and many itterations to run during the night when I was asleep, both ATM and MT4 were closed with no report anywhere so I think the software crashed during the night unfortunately.
Now I'm just doing smaller tests during the day and monitoring the results and taking notes manually.