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How to build and test a Binary Options strategy with the MetaTrader 4 Strategy Tester
Tutorial to build a Binary Options strategy an test it in Strategy-Tester of MetaTrader 4 with Binary-Options-Strategy-Tester utility from marketplace.
Evaluating the effectiveness of trading systems by analyzing their components
This article explores the effectiveness of complex trading systems by analyzing the efficiency of its individual components. Any analysis, whether it is graphic, based on indicators, or any other, is one of the key components of successful trading in financial markets. This article is to some extent a research of few simple and independent trading systems for analyzing their effectiveness and usefulness of the joint application.
Testing and Optimization of Expert Advisors
The article provides a detailed description of the process of testing and optimizing Expert Advisors in the MetaTrader 4 Strategy Tester. The importance of such information and the need for this publication cannot be underestimated. A lot of users who only get started with the MetaTrader 4 trading platform have a very vague idea of what and how needs to be done when working with Expert Advisors. The proposed article gives simple and clear answers to all of these questions and provides a slightly more professional approach to handling these issues using a specific example.
Testing Expert Advisors on Non-Standard Time Frames
It's not just simple; it's super simple. Testing Expert Advisors on non-standard time frames is possible! All we need to do is to replace standard time frame data with non-standard time frame data. Furthermore, we can even test Expert Advisors that use data from several non-standard time frames.
Testing (Optimization) Technique and Some Criteria for Selection of the Expert Advisor Parameters
There is no trouble finding the Holy Grail of testing, it is however much more difficult to get rid of it. This article addresses the selection of the Expert Advisor operating parameters with automated group processing of optimisation and testing results upon maximum utilisation of the Terminal performance capabilities and minimum end user load.
Using Neural Networks In MetaTrader
This article shows you how to easily use Neural Networks in your MQL4 code taking advantage of best freely available artificial neural network library (FANN) employing multiple neural networks in your code.
A Pattern Trailing Stop and Exit the Market
Developers of order modification/closing algorithms suffer from an imperishable woe - how to compare results obtained by different methods? The mechanism of checking is well known - it is Strategy Tester. But how to make an EA to work equally for opening/closing orders? The article describes a tool that provides strong repetition of order openings that allows us to maintain a mathematically correct platform to compare the results of different algorithms for trailing stops and for exiting the market.
Automated Optimization of a Trading Robot in Real Trading
The articles describes and provides a library of functions that allows a trader to optimize his or her Expert Advisor's inputs by launching optimization directly from the EA.
Break Through The Strategy Tester Limit On Testing Hedge EA
An idea of testing the hedge Expert Advisors using the strategy tester.
How Not to Fall into Optimization Traps?
The article describes the methods of how to understand the tester optimization results better. It also gives some tips that help to avoid "harmful optimization".
How To Implement Your Own Optimization Criteria
In this article an example of optimization by profit/drawdown criterion with results returned into a file is developed for a standard Expert Advisor - Moving Average.
Testing Visualization: Account State Charts
Enjoy the process of testing with charts, displaying the balance - now all the necessary information is always in view!
Tester in the Terminal MetaTrader 4: It Should Be Known
The elaborate interface of the terminal MetaTrader 4 is a forefront, but beside this the terminal includes a deep-laid tester of strategies. And while the worth of MetaTrader 4 as a trading terminal is obvious, the quality of the tester's strategy testing can be assessed only in practice. This article shows the advantages and conveniences of testing in MetaTrader 4.
Genetic Algorithms vs. Simple Search in the MetaTrader 4 Optimizer
The article compares the time and results of Expert Advisors' optimization using genetic algorithms and those obtained by simple search.
Testing Visualization: Manual Trading
Testing manual strategies on history. Check how your trading algorithm works turning a deaf ear to programming niceties!
Testing Visualization: Functionality Enhancement
The article describes software that can make strategy testing highly similar to the real trading.
Testing Visualization: Trade History
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!
Testing of Expert Advisors in the MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal: An Outward Glance
What happens after you have clicked on the "Start" button? The article answers this and many other questions.
My First "Grail"
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.
One-Minute Data Modelling Quality Rating
One-Minute Data Modelling Quality Rating
Genetic Algorithms: Mathematics
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.
How to Evaluate the Expert Testing Results
The article gives formulas and the calculation order for data shown in the Tester report.
What the Numbers in the Expert Testing Report Mean
Article explains how to read testing reports and to interpret the obtained results properly.
Testing Features and Limits in MetaTrader 4
This article allows to find out more about features and limits of Strategy Tester in MetaTrader 4.
Strategy Tester: Modes of Modeling during Testing
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