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Started:February 9th, 2014 (11:12 PM) by nonexch Views / Replies:216 / 2
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Backtesting different markets

Old February 9th, 2014, 11:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Backtesting different markets


I am new to trading and want to backtest strategies on historical data.

Will backtesting a strategy on different markets, e.g., Australia, US, etc give different outcomes?

with term "outcomes" I mean the viability and not absolute profitability of a strategy. For instance, Can it happen that a strategy has positive returns on the US market data and negative returns on the Australian market data?

Assumptions: a) Same commisions b) No optimisation/learning

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Unless a second market is 100% correlation to the first, then yes the outcome will be different.


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