Backtest / Simulation: How many intraday bars per day to use?

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by trd, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. trd

    trd

    How many intraday bars per day should one use in backtestings or simulations?
    Is 1-minute bars sufficient?
     
  2. ronblack

    ronblack

    It depends on the timeframe you select. Some people trade 1-minute bars, others 10-minutes, others trade hourly bars, you name it.