Apply the following rules for responsible trading
The first step is to plan your trading strategy, Optima offers a variety of parameters that will help you make decisions about entering and exiting trades.
Use Optima's test system to test your strategy on historical data, making changes based on the results obtained.
Test the strategy on a demo account for a period. Did you find differences in results?
You might want to go back a step or two and make changes.
Feel like you're ready for live trading?
Start with as little as possible to reduce risk.
Once you reach this step, you have in hand a strategy that has proven itself.
Remember that the market is a changing and unpredictable environment. while trading, you should always be cautious, especially when it comes to automated trading!
Key points to understand about Auto Trading/Algo Trading
The transactions displayed in the optimization system did not actually occur, but were calculated according to the entry and exit price and profit/loss. These transactions do not embody trading conditions such as lack of liquidity in certain assets, Market and Stop orders are subject to the market situation in terms of their price accuracy, and more.
The optimization and testing system on historical data uses market data of the last three trading months collected by the system. It should be taken into account that even if the performance of the strategy indicates profitability in testing, this does not guarantee anything regarding trading in a live trading account and a virtual trading account.
THE OPTIMA SYSTEM CONNECTS TO THE IB TRADING SYSTEM – TWS. IT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT WHEN CONNECTING TWO COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS, THERE IS EXPOSURE TO PRICE DISCREPANCIES, RESPONSE SPEED THAT DEPENDS ON THE SPEED OF THE INTERNET, HARDWARE AND MORE.