Iíve started to live test it into a OpenQuantís but Iíve had some issues with crashes and disconnects. Iíll continue to test it demo to validate somewhat.
I think I can chop the performance in half straight away if I look at slippage and bid / ask spread. Even with that we are still looking at very good returns, but again a little too good; for such a simple strategy I wouldnít expect this level of performance.
Iíd greatly appreciate if I could have I could have some other ideas on how to validate if Iím looking at a backtest artefact here or if Iím actually onto something.
I don't know anything about OpenQuant, but there are a million and one 'gotchas' of automated trading.
I don't have hours to write a lengthy post, so suffice it to say always forward test the strategy in a live market before trading it cash. Spend time on finding a good way to simulate forward tested trades. If your platform doesn't support this, find one that does.
Backtesting is more or less worthless the way most people try and use it.
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