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I am currently building a workflow for successful forex strategies. Join me!

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AlgotradingDE

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3 weeks ago #277576

I’ve been using StrategyQuant for more than a decade, but believe it or not, I haven’t even used its full capabilities until now.

My process is to create thousands of strategies in the builder and then run them through a very selective robustness check. The (few) surviving strategies are then activated on an MT4 demo account, where they must execute at least 25 trades before I consider them for use on a live account.

So far, I am very happy with this process and would like to automate more of the production of successful systems. That’s why I’ve been diving into the custom project features that can be used to create custom workflows.

While I am building some sample workflows for successful forex strategies, I would be happy if anyone on this forum is interested in the same and willing to share their experiences.

Especially, I would be interested to know if anyone has ever started such a project on their own?

Gerhard Frischholz
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Conmariin

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1 week ago #277793

Hi Gerhard,

When I watched SQ’s video tutorials, I was very happy to see that you can automate this.
Since then, I only create/test strategies via automation. It saves a lot of time and effort! 🙂

You are welcome to message me in German if you like ;). Here in the forum english is better.

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FirestarZA

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4 days ago #277999

I have also spent quite a lot of time trying to get my workflows running well. I’m getting close, but I’m not there yet. I’ve built dozens of workflows and have gotten good at doing that. But, my workflows tends to get stricter over time, and then, one change later, I get no strategies being generated any more. So, I still need help, but I’m willing to share what I’ve done and the lessons I’ve learnt.

IMO, the biggest problem with workflows is the maintenance of them. How do you quickly change dates, symbols/instruments, etc. Ideally, you don’t want to run a single workflow and then sit idle for 10 hours while you sleep, waiting for you to configure the next symbol. You want your workflows to run 24/7 and produce results.

Contact me here on the forum via PM, or on Discord as @SkipZA

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AlgotradingDE

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4 days ago #278002

Hi Conmariin,

thanks for your reply. So from what you describe I think we are very likeminded and want to make the best out of StrategyQuants capabilities to automate the process of trading systems creation.

I appreciate you giving me your details to contact you privately (or in German), but I would rather keep this discussion open in the forum and invite others as well to join the thread.

I´ll share the workflow I have developed for EURUSD 1H systems in a short while, and we could use this approach to jointly discuss improvements.

Best regards

Gerhard

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AlgotradingDE

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1 day ago #278003

Hi FirestarZA,

thanks for your feedback. I completely resonate with you: one of the difficulties in workflows is that once you change one parameter, you may end up with no results at all. It took me quite some time to get a workflow up and running, which consistently produces systems on a daily basis. If they are good enough to withstand a live test still has to be proven (I´m running them on demo accounts already to test this).

Maintenance is also quite hard to do, I certainly agree. And because of this, I think it would be very beneficial to discuss different approaches to “program” those workflows to make them easy to maintain as well.

I´ll share the workflow I have developed for EURUSD 1H systems in a short while, and we could use this approach to jointly discuss improvements.

Best regards

Gerhard

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Conmariin

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13 hours ago #278042

IMO, the biggest problem with workflows is the maintenance of them. How do you quickly change dates, symbols/instruments, etc. Ideally, you don’t want to run a single workflow and then sit idle for 10 hours while you sleep, waiting for you to configure the next symbol. You want your workflows to run 24/7 and produce results.

Hi,

I don’t know if I understood you correctly, but you can produce multiple workflows under “Custom Projects”. I created one for one symbol and than copied it multiple times for other pairs and timeframes. So I can run and produce several pairs simultaneously.

Correct me if I understood wrong.

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FirestarZA

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12 hours ago #278043

That is correct, yes. I also do the same. However, I try to have one workflow per type of strategy. So, one for trend following, one for mean reversal, one for scalping, etc. I then modify my symbols based on what currency pair I want to build for.

There are pros and cons to each approach. Your approach (which I’ve tried in the past) has a ton of workflows. While this by itself isn’t a huge problem, updating them becomes a huge pain. If you find a mistake/error in a workflow, you have to update 28 workflows (one for each of the 28 currency pairs) to fix it. And, since that’s a manual process, you can easily make another mistake and mess it up a second time. Same goes for updating dates to include later date ranges. You have to do that many times.

The approach I follow means I only have to use the “modify symbol” option when I want to change symbols. Also, updating dates only has to happen once.

This is what I mean with maintenance of the workflows.

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