Why report hypothetical performance?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by fluttrader, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. "Why report hypothetical performance?

    Even if I were to report real trades only, it would still be hypothetical since it would not represent the average fills of all the clients. If I still reported live fills, then I would also have to deal with questions on why was this fill better then that fill and so on. In short, to me it is just more of a headache then it is worth. "

    The above is coming from a system developer, I guess his true motive to not post live results is that he can't post backtested results anymore.

    Your thoughts ....