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  1. Can we add into Backtester a stop functionality whereby a stop is triggered when a Stock's Price (low, high, open or close as selected by the user) crosses above/below (as selected by the user) a Moving Average (EMA, MA etc as selected by the user please?

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  2. Can we add into Backtester a stop functionality whereby a stop is triggered when a Stock's Price (low, high, open or close as selected by the user) crosses above/below (as selected by the user) a Moving Average (EMA, MA etc as selected by the user please?

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  3. Backtester and Genius need to have an option to protect profits.

    For example, say the criteria is 50% profit & 10% loss and you have unrealized 40% profit. There should be an automatic method to trigger a sale to protect the profits before incurring 10% loss during a downturn. Perhaps a option to sell when 50% of the gain is lost or a trigger based on Moving Average Stop.

    I discussed in Tampa with Dr DiLiddo and he agreed this should be an option.

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  4. In the old system, one could create a portfolio on a certain date and then march it forward one day at a time with one click. This was a wonderful educative tool and enabled the member to observe the behavior of the portfolio vis a vis the broad market and other factors. This is a big confidence builder in using the more aggressive and successful but highly volatile strategies. (Think bottom fishing strategies).

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  5. I'm finding the name field for each back test to be too short (at 50 characters). That probably seems like a good number of characters but when trying to organize my tests (which accumulate quite fast even without auto tester) I find I'm running out of characters.

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  6. I would like to see Contra ETFs and Leveraged Contra ETFs included in the backtesting setups for the 2014 Confirmed Call Sure Fire Success series. This would allow use in IRA accounts. My Backtest results using Leveraged Contra ETFs as a substitute for the Short strategies have yield approximately 3% improvements in % Gain, ARR, and DrawDn percentages.

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  7. Allow a different settings for neutrals after an up signal and after a down signal. This would be useful when testing shorts and contra ETFs which often perform better contrary to the direction of the market.

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  8. we can set up a portfolio control automatically not only with stop criteria { for example 50% gain 15% loss } but also with maximum draw down of the portfolio when the portfolio is reached for example 30% negative draw down it will stop out all the position in the back testing , and change to a new Unisearch to build up another good new portfolio to fit the right trend in the right time

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  9. Because the VV data base loses stock symbols due to delisting and buy outs (the survivorship bias), results of backtests sometime cannot be repeated a second time. The user can manually find out
    if there are changes in the stocks selected in the second run by examining the Trade History under the Reports tab of the Backtester. This tedious and time consuming when the backtest covers several years. By adding a list of stock symbols used each quarter or less under the Reports tab, the user can quickly compare and follow up on the missing symbols.

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  10. When I study the transaction log for a backtest, I'm trying to determine why a particular trade was made. It's not always easy to tell, and it takes a lot of study. It would be very helpful if the transaction log would include a column for the reason for the trade with some degree of detail, such as "trailing stop hit at 99.99," or "RT Combo up signal," etc.

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. I'd like to be able to rerun a backtest after changing the underlying UniSearch. As it is, I have to make a useless change to the test, initiate a run, stop, and go back and fix it and run it again. The Run button is not enabled unless a change is made to the test.

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  13. When a stock is sold, everything gets sold then is reinvested in many of the stocks that were just sold but rebalanced. This way the best performing stocks are reduced and worst performing are increased. Also, % stop losses are reset when they shouldn't be.

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  14. To backtest the "Cherry Picking with CI Up and Comers" SOTW, the backtester would need to halt when the number of positions < the normal portfolio size. Cherry Picking is a GREAT method that VV does not currently support. VV would create a tremendous marketing win by publishing the incredible gains possible using the above-mentioned SOTW.

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  15. Since we can only print all of our backtests it would be nice to see what market timing was used for each test. Currently this market timing column does not show up when printing.

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  16. Auto tester should reflect the so common amount of target % gain + %trailing stop. For instance take profit at 20% but trailing stop at 10

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  17. I'm using rt kicker combo with no stops and close all positions when criteria is met and keep top 8 stocks as quickly as possible. This is a phenomenal strategy but the only possible drawback (I don't know because I can't backtetst the theory) is that it rebalances the portfolio as it replaces stocks that are no longer in the top 8 with their replacements. If we had 2 sales, I would like to take that cash only and buy the 2 new indicated purchases. That way, I'm not reducing the winners and increasing the losers.

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  18. I suggest to add a new stop to the backtester : a comination of X% gain and y% trailing loss stop( as opposed to regular loss) , to be triggered based on whichever incurs first.

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  19. Expand the stop criteria for the back tester by allowing the use of candles.

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  20. In the backtester under "More Settings" is "Close any position when entering this situation". I would like to close only bullish or short postions (L & S get confused with contras), i.e. when entering an Up condition I want to close all bearish positions and when entering a Down condition I want to close all bullish conditions. I'm surprised that VV doesn't already allow this. Thanks, Wayne

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