Have had TradeSim for a few months, finding it excellent for backtesting ideas within Bullcharts.
However one aspect has me flummoxed – it’s to do with the inclusion or exclusion of “open trades” in a simulation. I emailed TradeSim with the following question a few weeks ago but to date no response, so hoping someone on ASF may know the answer.
Under Tools – Preferences, there’s a flag to “Ignore Open Trades”. If this is selected, the reports include only trades which were exited by the end date. My query is – does selecting this flag mean that the available capital during a simulation remains intact even though a qualifying open trade may have occurred? If that is the case, then additional closed trades will be entered in the simulation, but they would not be valid, because they would have been made from capital already used by the open trades.
Any enlightenment greatly appreciated.