Unfortunately, there are no clear projections available at this moment about the future of the mobile trading. However, there are a lot of speculations surrounding this matter. In our attempt to resolve this ambiguity we decided to conduct a survey among traders to find out their opinion about our mobile terminals. Through the efforts of this survey, we have managed to established a clear picture of what our clients currently think about the product as well as their requests and wishes in future developments of our mobile terminals.
Trading is, first of all, a calculus of probabilities. The proverb about idleness being an engine for progress reveals us the reason why all those indicators and trading systems have been developed. It comes that the major of newcomers in trading study "ready-made" trading theories. But, as luck would have it, there are some more undiscovered market secrets, and tools used in analyzing of price movements exist, basically, as those unrealized technical indicators or math and stat packages. Thanks awfully to Bill Williams for his contribution to the market movements theory. Though, perhaps, it's too early to rest on oars.
The article describes custom averaging functions of higher quality developed by the author: JJMASeries(), JurXSeries(), JLiteSeries(), ParMASeries(), LRMASeries(), T3Series(). The article also deals with application of the above functions in indicators. The author introduces a rich indicators library based on the use of these functions.
A short description of various illusions that come up when people trade using martingale betting strategies or misuse spiking and the like approaches.
Testing manual strategies on history. Check how your trading algorithm works turning a deaf ear to programming niceties!
The article describes software that can make strategy testing highly similar to the real trading.
The article describes the possibilities of convenient viewing the trade history when visualizing tests. Starting from build 196, MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal offers testing visualization function. It allows controlling the Expert Advisors' testing on a brand new level. Now, the trading programmer can watch every action of his or her Expert Advisor checking its operation on history!
Err is human. Everybody makes mistakes: more or less frequently, through ignorance or inadvertently. You ask and we answer your questions about: terminal time, test results, Print in journal, symbols, history for Tester, history import, leverage, traffic, hints, scaling, wrong calculations, Invalid account, Empty News, Price changed, Not Enough Money, Market Is Closed.
The article shows the workability of graphics in creation of a convenient interface to manage trading.
The article will help a beginning trader to develop trading tactics on FOREX.
When creating custom programs, code editor is of great importance. The more functions are available in the editor, the faster and more convenient is creation of the program. Many programs are created on basis of an already existing code. Do you use an indicator or a script that does not fully suit your purposes? Download the code of this program from our website and customize it for yourselves.
The article deals with various ways of how to control open positions and pending orders. It is devoted to simplifying of writing Expert Advisors.
All categories classifying trading strategies are fully arbitrary. The classification below is to emphasize the basic differences between possible approaches to trading.
There are ten basic errors of a newcomer intrading: trading at market opening, undue hurry in taking profit, adding of lots in a losing position, closing positions starting with the best one, revenge, the most preferable positions, trading by the principle of 'bought for ever', closing of a profitable strategic position on the first day, closing of a position when alerted to open an opposite position, doubts.
The article is concerned with the problem of re-counting of the indicator value in the MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal when the null bar changes. It outlines general idea of how to add to the indicator code some extra program items that allow to restore program code saved before multiple re-counting.
Are you going to write your own indicator? Perhaps you will find that what you need among indicators already embedded in the client terminal. So why to reinvent the wheel? A summary table of integrated indicators' characteristics; special features and methods of attaching indicators to a chart; building of levels; displaying of indicators on different timeframes.
What happens after you have clicked on the "Start" button? The article answers this and many other questions.
How to be aware of what happens in the terminal and on your account without permanent looking at the monitor. System events; custom events; wave and executable files; electronic messages; setting up SMTP server access; publications; setting up FTP server access.
21 way to ease the life: Latent features in MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal. Full screen; hot keys; Fast Navigation bar; minimizing windows; favorites; traffic reduction; disabling of news; symbol sets; Market Watch; templates for testing and independent charts; profiles; crosshair; electronic ruler; barwise chart paging; account history in the chart; types of pending orders; modifying of StopLoss and TakeProfit; undo deletion; chart print.
Examined are the most frequent mistakes that lead the first-time programmers to creation of a "super-moneymaking" (when tested) trading systems. Exemplary experts that show fantastic results in tester, but result in losses during real trading are presented.
General principles of considering orders in a large and complex program are discussed.
The article deals with the problem of how to arrange pauses between trade operations when a number of experts work on one МТ 4 Client Terminal. It is intended for users who have basic skills in both working with the terminal and programming in MQL 4.
The article deals with the problem of conflict-free trading of several experts on the same МТ 4 Client Terminal. It "teaches" the expert to manage only "its own" orders without modifying or closing "someone else's" positions (opened manually or by other experts). The article was written for users who have basic skills of working with the terminal and programming in MQL 4.
25 to 30% of all crashlogs received from users appear due to errors occurring when functions imported from custom dlls are executed.
The article deals with the outlook of using MQL4 for more productive work at FOREX markets.
The article deals with conflict-free trading of several experts on one МТ 4 Client Terminal. It will be useful for those who have basic command of working with the terminal and programming in MQL 4.
The article deals with convenient and efficient methods of information storage and viewing. Alternatives to the terminal standard log file and the Comment() function are considered here.
The article deals with realization of charts without skipped bars.
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Genetic (evolutionary) algorithms are used for optimization purposes. An example of such purpose can be neuronet learning, i.e., selection of such weight values that allow reaching the minimum error. At this, the genetic algorithm is based on the random search method.
The article gives formulas and the calculation order for data shown in the Tester report.
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The principles of MQL4-programs development are shown on sample of creating a simple Expert Advisor system based on the standard MACD indicator.
Article explains how to read testing reports and to interpret the obtained results properly.
This article allows to find out more about features and limits of Strategy Tester in MetaTrader 4.
Many programs of technical analysis allow to test trading strategies on history data. In the most cases, the testing is conducted on already completed data without any attempts to model the trends within a price bar. It was made quickly, but not precisely
Creation of Custom Indicators in the MetaTrader trading system has a number of features.
Creation of expert advisors in the MetaTrader trading system has a number of features.