I find that, for me (as a not yet successful trader), good exits are the difference between losing and winning, albeit mildly. If I'm making good exits, then making good entries is the difference between treading water and doing well.
In other words, exits are the difference between bad and good. entries are the difference between good and great. And you can't be great without first being good.
that, of course, is just for me. I think the entry/exit question is largely based on where your psychological issues are. Different people struggle with different aspects of discipline and mentality and that determines what is most important.
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Hey all. I thought I'd revive this conversation a little with a look at how we can get entry efficiency data on all the strategies in an optimization set. I'm working on some code to get this done. I could use a little guidance on how to find the start and end of a trade, especially intrabar.
I have commented out my if statements because I am not sure how to get the timing right. If you use "if market position = 1", I believe the calculations would exclude the first bar you were in the trade for. If anyone can steer me in the right direction, I'd be happy to share the resulting code...which will record long and short entry efficiencies for each strategy in an optimization set.