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Dealing with Time (Part 1): The Basics
Functions and code snippets that simplify and clarify the handling of time, broker offset, and the changes to summer or winter time. Accurate timing may be a crucial element in trading. At the current hour, is the stock exchange in London or New York already open or not yet open, when does the trading time for Forex trading start and end? For a trader who trades manually and live, this is not a big problem.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 82): Library objects refactoring and collection of graphical objects
In this article, I will improve all library objects by assigning a unique type to each object and continue the development of the library graphical objects collection class.
Combinatorics and probability theory for trading (Part II): Universal fractal
In this article, we will continue to study fractals and will pay special attention to summarizing all the material. To do this, I will try to bring all earlier developments into a compact form which would be convenient and understandable for practical application in trading.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 81): Integrating graphics into library objects
It is time to start the integration of the already created objects into the previously created library objects. This will ultimately endow each library object with its own graphical object allowing users to interact with the program.
Better programmer (Part 05): How to become a faster developer
Every developer wants to be able to write code faster, and being able to code faster and effective is not some kind of special ability that only a few people are born with. It's a skill that can be learned, that is what I'm trying to teach in this article.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 80): "Geometric animation frame" object class
In this article, I will optimize the code of classes from the previous articles and create the geometric animation frame object class allowing us to draw regular polygons with a given number of vertices.
Exploring options for creating multicolored candlesticks
In this article I will address the possibilities of creating customized indicators with candlesticks, pointing out their advantages and disadvantages.
Bid/Ask spread analysis in MetaTrader 5
An indicator to report your brokers Bid/Ask spread levels. Now we can use MT5s tick data to analyze what the historic true average Bid/Ask spread actually have recently been. You shouldn't need to look at the current spread because that is available if you show both bid and ask price lines.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 79): "Animation frame" object class and its descendant objects
In this article, I will develop the class of a single animation frame and its descendants. The class is to allow drawing shapes while maintaining and then restoring the background under them.
Combinatorics and probability theory for trading (Part I): The basics
In this series of article, we will try to find a practical application of probability theory to describe trading and pricing processes. In the first article, we will look into the basics of combinatorics and probability, and will analyze the first example of how to apply fractals in the framework of the probability theory.
Better Programmer (Part 04): How to become a faster developer
Every developer wants to be able to write code faster, and being able to code faster and effective is not some kind of special ability that only a few people are born with. It's a skill that can be learned by every coder, regardless of years of experience on the keyboard.
Better Programmer (Part 03): Give Up doing these 5 things to become a successful MQL5 Programmer
This is the must-read article for anyone wanting to improve their programming career. This article series is aimed at making you the best programmer you can possibly be, no matter how experienced you are. The discussed ideas work for MQL5 programming newbies as well as professionals.
Patterns with Examples (Part I): Multiple Top
This is the first article in a series related to reversal patterns in the framework of algorithmic trading. We will begin with the most interesting pattern family, which originate from the Double Top and Double Bottom patterns.
Better Programmer (Part 02): Stop doing these 5 things to become a successful MQL5 programmer
This is the must read article for anyone wanting to improve their programming career. This article series is aimed at making you the best programmer you can possibly be, no matter how experienced you are. The discussed ideas work for MQL5 programming newbies as well as professionals.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 78): Animation principles in the library. Image slicing
In this article, I will define the animation principles to be used in some parts of the library. I will also develop a class for copying a part of the image and pasting it to a specified form object location while preserving and restoring the part of the form background the image is to be superimposed on.
Better Programmer (Part 01): You must stop doing these 5 things to become a successful MQL5 programmer
There are a lot of bad habits that newbies and even advanced programmers are doing that are keeping them from becoming the best they can be to their coding career. We are going to discuss and address them in this article. This article is a must read for everyone who wants to become successful developer in MQL5.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 77): Shadow object class
In this article, I will create a separate class for the shadow object, which is a descendant of the graphical element object, as well as add the ability to fill the object background with a gradient fill.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 76): Form object and predefined color themes
In this article, I will describe the concept of building various library GUI design themes, create the Form object, which is a descendant of the graphical element class object, and prepare data for creating shadows of the library graphical objects, as well as for further development of the functionality.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 75): Methods of handling primitives and text in the basic graphical element
In this article, I will continue the development of the basic graphical element class of all library graphical objects powered by the CCanvas Standard Library class. I will create the methods for drawing graphical primitives and for displaying a text on a graphical element object.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 74): Basic graphical element powered by the CCanvas class
In this article, I will rework the concept of building graphical objects from the previous article and prepare the base class of all graphical objects of the library powered by the Standard Library CCanvas class.
Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 73): Form object of a graphical element
The article opens up a new large section of the library for working with graphics. In the current article, I will create the mouse status object, the base object of all graphical elements and the class of the form object of the library graphical elements.
Cluster analysis (Part I): Mastering the slope of indicator lines
Cluster analysis is one of the most important elements of artificial intelligence. In this article, I attempt applying the cluster analysis of the indicator slope to get threshold values for determining whether a market is flat or following a trend.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 72): Tracking and recording chart object parameters in the collection
In this article, I will complete working with chart object classes and their collection. I will also implement auto tracking of changes in chart properties and their windows, as well as saving new parameters to the object properties. Such a revision allows the future implementation of an event functionality for the entire chart collection.
Tips from a professional programmer (Part II): Storing and exchanging parameters between an Expert Advisor, scripts and external programs
These are some tips from a professional programmer about methods, techniques and auxiliary tools which can make programming easier. We will discuss parameters which can be restored after terminal restart (shutdown). All examples are real working code segments from my Cayman project.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 71): Chart object collection events
In this article, I will create the functionality for tracking some chart object events — adding/removing symbol charts and chart subwindows, as well as adding/removing/changing indicators in chart windows.
Swaps (Part I): Locking and Synthetic Positions
In this article I will try to expand the classic concept of swap trading methods. I will explain why I have come to the conclusion that this concept deserves special attention and is absolutely recommended for study.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 70): Expanding functionality and auto updating the chart object collection
In this article, I will expand the functionality of chart objects and arrange navigation through charts, creation of screenshots, as well as saving and applying templates to charts. Also, I will implement auto update of the collection of chart objects, their windows and indicators within them.
Tips from a professional programmer (Part I): Code storing, debugging and compiling. Working with projects and logs
These are some tips from a professional programmer about methods, techniques and auxiliary tools which can make programming easier.
Combination scalping: analyzing trades from the past to increase the performance of future trades
The article provides the description of the technology aimed at increasing the effectiveness of any automated trading system. It provides a brief explanation of the idea, as well as its underlying basics, possibilities and disadvantages.
MVC design pattern and its possible application
The article discusses a popular MVC pattern, as well as the possibilities, pros and cons of its usage in MQL programs. The idea is to split an existing code into three separate components: Model, View and Controller.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 69): Chart object collection class
With this article, I start the development of the chart object collection class. The class will store the collection list of chart objects with their subwindows and indicators providing the ability to work with any selected charts and their subwindows or with a list of several charts at once.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 68): Chart window object class and indicator object classes in the chart window
In this article, I will continue the development of the chart object class. I will add the list of chart window objects featuring the lists of available indicators.
Neural networks made easy (Part 13): Batch Normalization
In the previous article, we started considering methods aimed at improving neural network training quality. In this article, we will continue this topic and will consider another approach — batch data normalization.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 67): Chart object class
In this article, I will create the chart object class (of a single trading instrument chart) and improve the collection class of MQL5 signal objects so that each signal object stored in the collection updates all its parameters when updating the list.
Brute force approach to pattern search (Part IV): Minimal functionality
The article presents an improved brute force version, based on the goals set in the previous article. I will try to cover this topic as broadly as possible using Expert Advisors with settings obtained using this method. A new program version is attached to this article.
Other classes in DoEasy library (Part 66): MQL5.com Signals collection class
In this article, I will create the signal collection class of the MQL5.com Signals service with the functions for managing signals. Besides, I will improve the Depth of Market snapshot object class for displaying the total DOM buy and sell volumes.
Neural networks made easy (Part 12): Dropout
As the next step in studying neural networks, I suggest considering the methods of increasing convergence during neural network training. There are several such methods. In this article we will consider one of them entitled Dropout.
Prices and Signals in DoEasy library (Part 65): Depth of Market collection and the class for working with MQL5.com Signals
In this article, I will create the collection class of Depths of Market of all symbols and start developing the functionality for working with the MQL5.com Signals service by creating the signal object class.
Prices in DoEasy library (Part 64): Depth of Market, classes of DOM snapshot and snapshot series objects
In this article, I will create two classes (the class of DOM snapshot object and the class of DOM snapshot series object) and test creation of the DOM data series.
Machine learning in Grid and Martingale trading systems. Would you bet on it?
This article describes the machine learning technique applied to grid and martingale trading. Surprisingly, this approach has little to no coverage in the global network. After reading the article, you will be able to create your own trading bots.