There is a reason why screwdrivers and hammers exist and it would be possible to use a screwdriver to hit the nail, but that will not produce good results.
The strategy tester is used to find out how an Algorithmic Trading System would behave under certain conditions.
But the strategy tester has some restrictions that you need to know.
For example it is not possible to use a message box in a strategy test.
Another restriction is, that you have to set a fixed end date for the test and the strategy tester will close all open positions at that date.
So if you are in the middle of a draw down at the end of December, the strategy tester will close everything.
It has no other option.
But as a human you wouldn’t do that.
You would pick another date, for example in September or whenever Equity and Balance are very close to each other.
Even if the strategy tester has some restrictions, it is a very good idea to use it to find out what works and what doesn’t work.
In my case I would never have traded what I trade today without the insights that came from countless strategy tests.
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