DislikedI never said anybody had read his thread. Just that a lot of traders trying randomly all the possible timeframes will converge towards the optimal by trail and error. Call it Darwinism if you like. .Ignored

But then if H4 is the most optimal, and most of the traders use it, then why does the majority of traders lose ? There is a contradiction here.

Evolution is about adaptation to the enviroment, this implies that retail traders evolve into losing machines?

QuoteDisliked{quote} I find you cast a lot of your own believes onto other people. Personally I never used a NN. Especially not a "very very complex one" which would be the best way to overfit any data. I don't know for the others but I don't try to predict any bar and I don't optimize parameters. Egyptian certainly used rational reasoning to approximate π like Babylonians and Greeks after them did. They didn't pick random formulas

Yes i do, after all what is the point in having a forex forum, if not for the sharing of opinions with eachother.

I was talking about professional quants in Wallstreet, almost all HFT firms and HF use some sort of NN which is semi or completely automated.Most hedgefunds which operate on mathematics instead of economics, dont really have traders there, only mathematicians, quants and PC scientists who program the algos and set up the hardware.

Overfitting i dont think is an issue for them, they are certainly more qualified to handle NN technology than any of us in this forum.

QuoteDislikedEgyptian certainly used rational reasoning to approximate π like Babylonians and Greeks after them did. They didn't pick random formulas

Yes , but i didnt talked about the ancient methods where you measure the circle's circumference (approximately) and then divide it by the diameter, which is a very non precise way, but the methods in calculus that were used to calculate the 6000th digit of pi accurately.

There are many many formulas with less and less margin of error for it, and now with modern technology we can calculate the 1 billionth digit for it precisely, which you obviously cant if you use a ruler to measure the circle's properties

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