I have attached optimised settings for EURUSD for June 2022, the backtest dates are 30.06.2021 to 30.06.2022
cTrader Switchback Trading System
- Broker: IC Markets 1:500
- Starting capital: 1000
- Start date: 30.06.2021
- End date: 30.06.2022
- Data: 1m bar from the server (open prices)
- Spread: 0.1
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How to Increase profit?
If you wish to increase the Net profit just increase the lot size, but this will also increase your drawdown and risk.
When you run a back-test you may also want to understand the results, you can do this with the trade statistics window.
It would be useful if you learn how to optimise yourself, you can find a video tutorial here.
We advise customers to first run a back-test to confirm the results and then to run forward tests on a demo account before attempting to use a live account.
I also recommend that you recalibrate the settings each month as the markets change, you will need to learn how to do this and we have provided all the information to help you, use these settings as a base and run the optimisation on a subset of values, follow the instructions and you will be ok.
The files below contain various settings for EURUSD, they all provide a Net profit between 9% and 47%, the settings do not produce many trades per year, but it should give you some idea to base these settings on other symbols.
We recommend you adjust the settings to the lowest position size of 0.01 lots