Trading style: attempts to capture large market moves based on several chart patterns; uses a trailing stop.
Currency pairs: EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDCHF
Timeframe: H1
EA price: $350
License: 2 live accounts, 2 demo accounts
NFA compliance: yes
Refund policy: none
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Note: the EA changed its name from PhiBase Pro to PhiBase Synergy when v3.2 was released during the 2nd half of July 2012.

Birt’s forward test

Settings: default (Max_Allocation_Per_Trade 10.0, Geometrical_MM true)
Started: 15.02.2012
Broker: PrivateFx
Account type: live, micro
Starting balance: $300
Currency pairs: EURUSD
Current version: 4.03

PhiBase Synergy live forward test

Official accounts

Settings: default
Started: 13.06.2012
Broker: FxPro
Account type: live
Starting balance: $3000
Currency pairs: EURUSD, USDCHF

PhiBase Synergy official FxPro live forward test

Backtests

All backtests were performed with v1.23. Newer versions might display better performance.

EURUSD

History center data, spread 1.5

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 EURUSD history center data backtest, spread 1.5, default settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 EURUSD history center data backtest, spread 1.5, default settings

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SymbolEURUSD (Euro vs US Dollar)
Period1 Hour (H1) 1999.01.04 10:00 - 2012.02.29 23:00
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=50; TrailSL_1=30; Targetlevel_2=100; TrailSL_2=50; Higher_Band=150; Lower_Band=100;
Bars in test82757Ticks modelled66761817Modelling quality90.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit41772.69Gross profit163126.35Gross loss-121353.67
Profit factor1.34Expected payoff29.21
Absolute drawdown930.25Maximal drawdown5502.40 (10.31%)Relative drawdown25.18% (3432.72)
Total trades1430Short positions (won %)597 (65.49%)Long positions (won %)833 (68.43%)
Profit trades (% of total)961 (67.20%)Loss trades (% of total)469 (32.80%)
Largestprofit trade2816.82loss trade-1928.32
Averageprofit trade169.75loss trade-258.75
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)21 (2867.16)consecutive losses (loss in money)7 (-1900.21)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)7223.44 (16)consecutive loss (count of losses)-2958.33 (3)
Averageconsecutive wins3consecutive losses2

Tick data, real spread

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 EURUSD tick data backtest, real spread, default settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 EURUSD tick data backtest, real spread, default settings

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SymbolEURUSD (Euro vs US Dollar)
Period1 Hour (H1) 2007.03.30 16:01 - 2012.01.31 12:59 (2007.07.01 - 1970.01.01)
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=50; TrailSL_1=30; Targetlevel_2=100; TrailSL_2=50; Higher_Band=150; Lower_Band=100;
Bars in test30196Ticks modelled67882776Modelling quality99.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit33904.90Gross profit101475.75Gross loss-67570.84
Profit factor1.50Expected payoff54.69
Absolute drawdown629.72Maximal drawdown4943.36 (10.18%)Relative drawdown16.41% (2477.73)
Total trades620Short positions (won %)289 (71.63%)Long positions (won %)331 (76.13%)
Profit trades (% of total)459 (74.03%)Loss trades (% of total)161 (25.97%)
Largestprofit trade2517.22loss trade-1447.21
Averageprofit trade221.08loss trade-419.69
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)20 (2200.44)consecutive losses (loss in money)7 (-614.64)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)6021.01 (16)consecutive loss (count of losses)-2452.11 (3)
Averageconsecutive wins4consecutive losses1

The EURUSD backtest is very good as you can see in the charts above, but the other two pairs aren’t keeping up the same pace. The vendor mentioned that the standalone strategies for GBPUSD and USDCHF will not be profitable when the parameters aren’t updated based on the price action, which I understand will happen 3-4 times per year. Quote from the vendor regarding the two additional pairs (GBPUSD & USDCHF):

It is optional for the users to choose running these additional pairs. We do not recommend running these pairs for stand-alone trading using the recommended parameters.

GBPUSD

History center data, spread 2.0

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 GBPUSD history center data backtest, spread 2.0, GBPUSD settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 GBPUSD history center data backtest, spread 2.0, GBPUSD settings

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SymbolGBPUSD (Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar)
Period1 Hour (H1) 1999.01.04 07:00 - 2012.02.29 23:00
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=0; TrailSL_1=0; Targetlevel_2=0; TrailSL_2=0; Higher_Band=500; Lower_Band=150;
Bars in test82392Ticks modelled65477575Modelling quality90.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit-7460.37Gross profit78805.38Gross loss-86265.75
Profit factor0.91Expected payoff-3.72
Absolute drawdown7875.35Maximal drawdown8244.26 (79.51%)Relative drawdown79.51% (8244.26)
Total trades2007Short positions (won %)685 (59.71%)Long positions (won %)1322 (59.68%)
Profit trades (% of total)1198 (59.69%)Loss trades (% of total)809 (40.31%)
Largestprofit trade679.01loss trade-384.95
Averageprofit trade65.78loss trade-106.63
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)15 (817.36)consecutive losses (loss in money)10 (-402.19)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)1299.47 (10)consecutive loss (count of losses)-971.74 (6)
Averageconsecutive wins2consecutive losses2

Tick data, real spread

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 GBPUSD tick data backtest, real spread, GBPUSD settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 GBPUSD tick data backtest, real spread, GBPUSD settings

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SymbolGBPUSD (Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar)
Period1 Hour (H1) 2007.03.30 16:01 - 2012.01.31 08:59 (2007.07.01 - 1970.01.01)
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=0; TrailSL_1=0; Targetlevel_2=0; TrailSL_2=0; Higher_Band=500; Lower_Band=150;
Bars in test30191Ticks modelled62667236Modelling quality99.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit-2393.17Gross profit53321.40Gross loss-55714.57
Profit factor0.96Expected payoff-3.02
Absolute drawdown3444.91Maximal drawdown5449.35 (45.39%)Relative drawdown45.39% (5449.35)
Total trades792Short positions (won %)258 (63.57%)Long positions (won %)534 (59.74%)
Profit trades (% of total)483 (60.98%)Loss trades (% of total)309 (39.02%)
Largestprofit trade854.12loss trade-935.48
Averageprofit trade110.40loss trade-180.31
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)12 (1361.77)consecutive losses (loss in money)8 (-1288.43)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)1753.19 (5)consecutive loss (count of losses)-2055.80 (4)
Averageconsecutive wins2consecutive losses2

USDCHF

History center data, spread 2.0

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 USDCHF history center data backtest, spread 2.0, USDCHF settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 1999-2012 USDCHF history center data backtest, spread 2.0, USDCHF settings

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SymbolUSDCHF (US Dollar vs Swiss Franc)
Period1 Hour (H1) 1999.01.04 08:00 - 2012.02.29 23:00
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=0; TrailSL_1=0; Targetlevel_2=0; TrailSL_2=0; Higher_Band=0; Lower_Band=0;
Bars in test82631Ticks modelled61411593Modelling quality90.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit15881.67Gross profit153720.01Gross loss-137838.35
Profit factor1.12Expected payoff7.87
Absolute drawdown1111.81Maximal drawdown4989.35 (35.30%)Relative drawdown35.30% (4989.35)
Total trades2019Short positions (won %)1012 (57.61%)Long positions (won %)1007 (57.99%)
Profit trades (% of total)1167 (57.80%)Loss trades (% of total)852 (42.20%)
Largestprofit trade2986.28loss trade-854.80
Averageprofit trade131.72loss trade-161.78
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)11 (1220.06)consecutive losses (loss in money)6 (-691.47)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)5105.76 (6)consecutive loss (count of losses)-1543.77 (5)
Averageconsecutive wins2consecutive losses2

Tick data, real spread

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 USDCHF tick data backtest, real spread, USDCHF settings

PhiBase Pro v1.23 2007-2012 USDCHF tick data backtest, real spread, USDCHF settings

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SymbolUSDCHF (US Dollar vs Swiss Franc)
Period1 Hour (H1) 2007.03.30 16:01 - 2012.01.31 12:59 (2007.07.01 - 1970.01.01)
ModelEvery tick (the most precise method based on all available least timeframes)
ParametersActivation_Code=; Variable_LotSize=5; Fixed_LotSize=0; MagicNumber=99118260; Targetlevel_1=0; TrailSL_1=0; Targetlevel_2=0; TrailSL_2=0; Higher_Band=0; Lower_Band=0;
Bars in test30182Ticks modelled53138873Modelling quality99.00%
Mismatched charts errors0
Initial deposit10000.00
Total net profit10000.90Gross profit54067.42Gross loss-44066.52
Profit factor1.23Expected payoff12.84
Absolute drawdown3458.06Maximal drawdown3462.97 (34.61%)Relative drawdown34.61% (3462.97)
Total trades779Short positions (won %)403 (62.53%)Long positions (won %)376 (59.04%)
Profit trades (% of total)474 (60.85%)Loss trades (% of total)305 (39.15%)
Largestprofit trade2513.77loss trade-699.90
Averageprofit trade114.07loss trade-144.48
Maximumconsecutive wins (profit in money)11 (1029.03)consecutive losses (loss in money)5 (-1343.81)
Maximalconsecutive profit (count of wins)3948.47 (5)consecutive loss (count of losses)-1343.81 (5)
Averageconsecutive wins2consecutive losses2