I am working on a rule based strategy over the summer as a little side project. I have settled on a strategy based on Renko bars, but I'm running into problems backtesting it.
I can only seem to find 40 days of tick data (eSignal), which isn't enough for a serious backtest, and because of the nature of Renko bars it isn't really appropriate to test it on minute (or any other) interval, it has to be on a 1 tick basis.
I have searched around the 'net a bit, and this placed kept on popping up with Renko hits; can anybody give me some guidance as to where I might be able to go forward from here?
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Search these forums, and you will find info as to why Renko backtesting will lead you down a bad path. Short answer is that Renko bars do not reflect real live data, so your strategy will not match/work when you go live.
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