What I mean is that at a setting of 0.80/-0.80 I find that it tends to get to miss the very small timescale(daily), get it wrong on the short timescale(weekly) but get it right on the medium (monthly) scale.
This is of course very general and it hasn't been tested enough. The short weekly timescale is a shame. For example in the log here I have:
2013-07-15 20:14:53 (INFO): ADVICE is to BUY @ 99.914 (0.990)
2013-07-15 20:14:56 (INFO): attempting to BUY BTC at Mt. Gox
2013-07-15 20:15:29 (INFO): BUY was succesfull
2013-07-18 07:10:25 (INFO): ADVICE is to SELL @ 89.700 (-1.055)
2013-07-18 07:10:27 (INFO): attempting to SELL BTC at Mt. Gox
2013-07-18 07:10:58 (INFO): SELL was succesfull
2013-07-19 19:10:25 (INFO): ADVICE is to BUY @ 94.700 (0.894)
2013-07-19 19:10:26 (INFO): attempting to BUY BTC at Mt. Gox
2013-07-19 19:10:58 (INFO): BUY was succesfull
Which of course is the very opposite of what you want right!
Now, come to think of it, I remember why it caught the 70 dip - it was because I manually intervened and then used the bot to buy if anything changes.
I was hoping that I could use the EMA to catch those very large changes and basically create a less speculative more stable level but it doesn't seem to do that and just holding USD would be better at that.
Anyone had any wins with EMA?
Even though it's made losses I somehow how feel safer thinking that something less human is watching some coins for me. I'm not sure if it's too early to say experiment failed.
What values do you run it at?
Always seems to buy low and sell high for me... but it did catch the more major dips so far which is handy
Been running it for a few days, tweaking it ever so slightly and watching the results.
One thing I've noticed is a profit calculation hasn't been shown afaik for me in the time I've been running the bot in simulation mode.http://imgur.com/S3ik8WH
Any known reason for this I've missed.
That is what it suppose to do. It follows the flow of the market so if the 'flow' changes a lot in a short time you will lose some money.
But once the market moves big in a certain way for a longer time period you will be on the right side.