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Started:June 23rd, 2009 (07:15 PM) by blenderking Views / Replies:1,918 / 4
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Limit Strategy backtesting based on time of day

I saw code for this somewhere, and can't find it again via searching through Google or the Ninja boards.

I'd like to backtest a strategy that iterates through all 24 hours of the day (ES futures) but will only enter a trade between 8:30 am and 4:15pm (or thereabouts).

If I recall, it only took 1 line of code to do this. Anyone have this or know how to construct it?



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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well naturally I found it after posting! It was right here at Mike's blog at this post:

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if ((ToTime(Time[0]) <= 070000 || ToTime(Time[0]) >= 151500)) return; 

Where 070000 = 7am, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, and where 151500 = 3pm, 15 minutes, 0 seconds. If the time is before or after that, the script will return (not execute).


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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you, Mike!!

My back test results are skewed (screwed) because I haven't been able to limit the times, until now. Given that I know jack squat about C#, where do I put this line in the code? I think I already know the answer but here goes. In order to add this line I have to "unlock" the code in NT strategy, correct?. For some reason NT won't let me go back to point & click after I do this, Why? I need to add your line of code at the end of writing my strategy because of this.

I thank you in advance, JM

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