Ray Robot II Ported to Java
Regular readers of the Trading Gurus blog will know that the Son of Ray the Random Robot™ has been simultaneously spreadbetting a variety of live MetaTrader accounts for nearly two years now. The equity curve for his live GKFX MetaTrader 4 account can be seen to the left of this article.
Regular readers will also be aware that we've had a few problems getting MetaTrader 4 backtest results to look much like Ray Jr.'s live trading results, so in order to attempt to reduce the discrepancy we've gone back into the laboratory here at Trading Towers and created a Java clone of Ray Robot II™! This shiny new incarnation is for Dukascopy's JForex platform, and will allow us to do some backtesting using Dukascopy's tick data. Hopefully the results of those tests will look a bit more like real life than MT4's own over optimistic one minute bars! As always, the source code for the Son of Ray's latest brain transplant is available for download from the Trading Gurus Community Forum, once you've negotiated our somewhat cumbersome anti spambot procedures.
Here's a quick preview of what Ray's backtest results look like on the JForex platform:
As you can see, that particular trade didn't work out terribly well, but as you can also see from his equity curve Ray has somehow managed to keep his head above the turbulent trading waters for nearly two years now, and is actually on something of a winning streak just at the moment! This is how he's doing at this precise moment in time: