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Old 08-12-2017, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Fisher Transform question

I REALLY suck at building even basic strategies. It won't work and I don't why.
On backtesting it buys all over the place or not at all when it should.
SMA 150 Fisher Transform 15 day
Entry Price must be above SMA150
Fisher Transform 15 day must be below -1
Fisher Transform must cross up through an SMA 1 of itself + offset of 1

Exit Fisher Transform line crosses down through SMA1 of itself + offset of 1

Here is the code: (do I post here??)
Thanks to anyone who can spot my probably simple error.

Description = @"Enter when 1) Fisher Transform 15 Day less than - 1. 2) Price above 150 SMA 3)Fisher Transform crosses up through SMA of FIsher Transform 1 + 1 4) sell when Fisher Transform crosses down through SMA 1+1 (offset)";
Name = "FisherXMAup1";
Calculate = Calculate.OnBarClose;
EntriesPerDirection = 1;
EntryHandling = EntryHandling.AllEntries;
IsExitOnSessionCloseStrategy = true;
ExitOnSessionCloseSeconds = 30;
IsFillLimitOnTouch = false;
MaximumBarsLookBack = MaximumBarsLookBack.TwoHundredFiftySix;
OrderFillResolution = OrderFillResolution.Standard;
Slippage = 0;
StartBehavior = StartBehavior.WaitUntilFlat;
TimeInForce = TimeInForce.Gtc;
TraceOrders = false;
RealtimeErrorHandling = RealtimeErrorHandling.StopCancelClose;
StopTargetHandling = StopTargetHandling.PerEntryExecution;
BarsRequiredToTrade = 20;
// Disable this property for performance gains in Strategy Analyzer optimizations
// See the Help Guide for additional information
IsInstantiatedOnEachOptimizationIteration = true;
else if (State == State.Configure)
else if (State == State.DataLoaded)
FisherTransform1 = FisherTransform(Close, 15);
FisherTransform1.Plots[0].Brush = Brushes.DodgerBlue;
SMA1 = SMA(Close, 150);
SMA1.Plots[0].Brush = Brushes.Goldenrod;
SMA2 = SMA(FisherTransform1, 1);
SMA2.Plots[0].Brush = Brushes.Goldenrod;
SMA3 = SMA(FisherTransform1, 1);
SMA3.Plots[0].Brush = Brushes.Goldenrod;

protected override void OnBarUpdate()
if (CurrentBars[0] < 15)

// Set 1
if ((FisherTransform1[0] < -1)
&& (Close[0] > SMA1[0])
&& (CrossAbove(FisherTransform1, SMA2, 1)))
EnterLong(Convert.ToInt32(DefaultQuantity), "");

// Set 2
if (CrossBelow(FisherTransform1, SMA3, 1))
ExitLong(Convert.ToInt32(DefaultQuantity), "", "");

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Hello GeminiSi,

Thank you for writing in.

I would suggest adding print statements to check whether your conditions are becoming true. I’ve provided a link to a youtube video which covers an example of using prints to understand behavior:


I’ve provided a link covering debugging which you may find helpful.
Debugging: http://ninjatrader.com/support/forum...ead.php?t=3418

Please let us know if you need further assistance.
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