As max said, it's normal. There are many quirks with backtesting. Unless you are an expert C# programmer, and are a successful trader already making money over a long term, then I encourage you to STOP with automation and focus on discretionary trading.
Otherwise, we would need a lot more info to try to help narrow down why your strategy does this. Posting the strategy itself would be best, but at minimum, would need to know the chart time and size, and a screen shot of the backtested Trades tab.
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Thks Max and Mike.
I didnt mean to autotrade but use startegy for testing and see how startegy can perform. I just started paper trading for few days and liek to see for a month. my fear is I get settings from backtested results that gives good results, like fast and slow MA, say 20/50 and do paper trade that gives bad results. what settings should I try then in paper trade? dont get the settings from backtest at all for paper trade? this is my main concern