I am in the process of designing my trading strategies, and I am wondering how accurately my sim trading will reflect when I go live.
As an example; One trade, Crude oil futures - 4 contracts.
What kind of entry/exit time can I expect when trading live?
For example, If I have a stop at 5 ticks and three profit targets (2, 1, 1) at various tick stages. What are the chances of these stops/targets being executed correctly if the price is jumping around quickly, and how long in you experience does it take for them to execute?
Also, is there any way to trade futures live with very small amounts of money to get a feel for how your system is going to work live?