Evening all, i am sharing my latest rolling 3 month settings for all the bots. The ClickAlgo settings were working well for me giving me a 26% profit since using them in October until about a week or so back, only then for me to see me give back all that lovely profit,... now to be fair, i made a couple of mistakes, one being forgetting to run my News Manager on one occassion resulting in a loss of 8% and then another whereby i somehow changed my lot sizing from 0.05 to 0.15 trebling my risk and losing a further 7%,... regardless i could see that i was seeing a lot more losing trades and i think this is simply because a lot of the markets are now in a range and also this time of the year the markets and volatility quiet down. I am therefore trying a rolling 3 month optimisation and might look at refreshing this weekly or maybe twice monthly.
A few things i have noticed with regards to optimisation that might help you.
The Neptune bots work better on the 1HR, 2HR timeframes i find, i have not seen great results on anything lower or higher.
If your bots will be running on timeframe H1 or higher, i would use M1 data instead of tick data when optimising,... i have used both and the differences are minimal,.. i therefore optimise Neptune bots using M1 data, but then do a final validation backtest for the same period using tickdata,... this cuts down the time to do all 10 bots significantly
When optimising Neptune bots set your lot sizes to 0.01 and untick optimisation,.. if you require more profit and more risk then this can be modified during back testing. I also totally remove the ATR Stops and TP settings and instead use the Guardian Angel bot to inform me if a position is getting out of hand . (NB: I set my default lot size to 0.03 as that gives me the roughly 10% to 14% profit and no more than 1.5% DD i look for on my rolling 3 month period. See screen shot below for my default optimisation settings )
USE THE NEWS MANAGER !!,.. seriously, not using this could wipe your account out. Play safe and as Paul would say, aim to get small pieces of that cake 🙂
The following link is to my Google Drive with my Optimisation settings for all bots. The period is from 10/09/2021 to 13/12/2021 using ICMarkets data. I am defaulting to 0.03 lots and this gives me approx 11 % with 1.5% drawdown at most. This might not seem alot for some but remember i have all 10 bots running and therefore i am aiming to keep my overall drawdown below 8% on an account size of £1000. I am hoping by doing a 3 month rolling optimise twice monthly, this will capture any phase changes in the market. Please check the settings before use and change things like News Manager settings. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !!