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This category features articles on all aspects of trading - from manual to fully automatic trading, from Expert Advisor ideas to trading robot creation using the MQL5 Wizard. Position management, processing of trade events and money management - these integral parts of trading are covered in theses articles.

Learn how to copy trading signals and how to provide around-the-clock operation of Expert Advisors, how to create a trading robot and how to run MetaTrader on Linux and MacOS, what social trading is and how to order a trading robot.

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Learn how to design a trading system by Bear's Power

Welcome to a new article in our series about learning how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicator here is a new article about learning how to design a trading system by

Data Science and Machine Learning — Neural Network (Part 01): Feed Forward Neural Network demystified

Many people love them but a few understand the whole operations behind Neural Networks. In this article I will try to explain everything that goes behind closed doors of a feed-forward multi-layer

Learn how to design a trading system by Force Index

Welcome to a new article in our series about how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicators. In this article, we will learn about a new technical indicator and how to create a

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 18): New order system (I)

This is the first part of the new order system. Since we started documenting this EA in our articles, it has undergone various changes and improvements while maintaining the same on-chart order system

Learn how to design a trading system by Chaikin Oscillator

Welcome to our new article from our series about learning how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicator. Through this new article, we will learn how to design a trading system

Data Science and Machine Learning (Part 06): Gradient Descent

The gradient descent plays a significant role in training neural networks and many machine learning algorithms. It is a quick and intelligent algorithm despite its impressive work it is still

Automated grid trading using limit orders on Moscow Exchange (MOEX)

The article considers the development of an MQL5 Expert Advisor (EA) for MetaTrader 5 aimed at working on MOEX. The EA is to follow a grid strategy while trading on MOEX using MetaTrader 5 terminal

Learn how to design a trading system by Standard Deviation

Here is a new article in our series about how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicators in MetaTrader 5 trading platform. In this new article, we will learn how to design a

Learn how to design a trading system by Williams PR

A new article in our series about learning how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicators by MQL5 to be used in the MetaTrader 5. In this article, we will learn how to design

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 11): Cross order system

In this article we will create a system of cross orders. There is one type of assets that makes traders' life very difficult for traders — futures contracts. But why do they make life difficult

Data Science and Machine Learning (Part 05): Decision Trees

Decision trees imitate the way humans think to classify data. Let's see how to build trees and use them to classify and predict some data. The main goal of the decision trees algorithm is to separate

Learn how to design a trading system by Ichimoku

Here is a new article in our series about how to design a trading system b the most popular indicators, we will talk about the Ichimoku indicator in detail and how to design a trading system by this

Learn how to design a trading system by Volumes

Here is a new article from our series about learning how to design a trading system based on the most popular technical indicators. The current article will be devoted to the Volumes indicator. Volume

Learn how to design a trading system by MFI

The new article from our series about designing a trading system based on the most popular technical indicators considers a new technical indicator - the Money Flow Index (MFI). We will learn it in

Data Science and Machine Learning (Part 04): Predicting Current Stock Market Crash

In this article I am going to attempt to use our logistic model to predict the stock market crash based upon the fundamentals of the US economy, the NETFLIX and APPLE are the stocks we are going to

Learn how to design a trading system by Accumulation/Distribution (AD)

Welcome to the new article from our series about learning how to design trading systems based on the most popular technical indicators. In this article, we will learn about a new technical indicator

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 7): Adding Volume at Price (I)

This is one of the most powerful indicators currently existing. Anyone who trades trying to have a certain degree of confidence must have this indicator on their chart. Most often the indicator is

Learn how to design a trading system by OBV

This is a new article to continue our series for beginners about how to design a trading system based on some of the popular indicators. We will learn a new indicator that is On Balance Volume (OBV)

Learn how to design a trading system by Parabolic SAR

In this article, we will continue our series about how to design a trading system using the most popular indicators. In this article, we will learn about the Parabolic SAR indicator in detail and how

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 05): Turning MetaTrader 5 into a RAD system (I)

There are a lot of people who do not know how to program but they are quite creative and have great ideas. However, the lack of programming knowledge prevents them from implementing these ideas. Let's

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 04): Advancing to an Expert Advisor

In my previous articles, I have explained how to create an indicator with multiple subwindows, which becomes interesting when using custom indicators. This time we will see how to add multiple windows

Learn how to design a trading system by ATR

In this article, we will learn a new technical tool that can be used in trading, as a continuation within the series in which we learn how to design simple trading systems. This time we will work with

Learn how to design a trading system by ADX

In this article, we will continue our series about designing a trading system using the most popular indicators and we will talk about the average directional index (ADX) indicator. We will learn this

Learn how to design a trading system by Stochastic

In this article, we continue our learning series — this time we will learn how to design a trading system using one of the most popular and useful indicators, which is the Stochastic Oscillator

Learn how to design a trading system by MACD

In this article, we will learn a new tool from our series: we will learn how to design a trading system based on one of the most popular technical indicators Moving Average Convergence Divergence

Learn how to design a trading system by CCI

In this new article from our series for learning how to design trading systems, I will present the Commodities Channel Index (CCI), explain its specifics, and share with you how to create a trading

Mathematics in trading: Sharpe and Sortino ratios

Return on investments is the most obvious indicator which investors and novice traders use for the analysis of trading efficiency. Professional traders use more reliable tools to analyze strategies

Learn how to design a trading system by Momentum

In my previous article, I mentioned the importance of identifying the trend which is the direction of prices. In this article I will share one of the most important concepts and indicators which is

Learn how to design a trading system by RSI

In this article, I will share with you one of the most popular and commonly used indicators in the world of trading which is RSI. You will learn how to design a trading system using this indicator

Learn how to design a trading system by Envelopes

In this article, I will share with you one of the methods of how to trade bands. This time we will consider Envelopes and will see how easy it is to create some strategies based on the Envelopes

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch

In this article, we will discuss how to develop a trading robot with minimum programming. Of course, MetaTrader 5 provides a high level of control over trading positions. However, using only the

Learn how to design a trading system by Bollinger Bands

In this article, we will learn about Bollinger Bands which is one of the most popular indicators in the trading world. We will consider technical analysis and see how to design an algorithmic trading

Matrices and vectors in MQL5

By using special data types 'matrix' and 'vector', it is possible to create code which is very close to mathematical notation. With these methods, you can avoid the need to create nested loops or to

Combinatorics and probability for trading (Part V): Curve analysis

In this article, I decided to conduct a study related to the possibility of reducing multiple states to double-state systems. The main purpose of the article is to analyze and to come to useful

Learn how to design different Moving Average systems

There are many strategies that can be used to filter generated signals based on any strategy, even by using the moving average itself which is the subject of this article. So, the objective of this

Combinatorics and probability for trading (Part IV): Bernoulli Logic

In this article, I decided to highlight the well-known Bernoulli scheme and to show how it can be used to describe trading-related data arrays. All this will then be used to create a self-adapting

Advanced EA constructor for MetaTrader - botbrains.app

In this article, we demonstrate features of botbrains.app - a no-code platform for trading robots development. To create a trading robot you don't need to write any code - just drag and drop the

Universal regression model for market price prediction (Part 2): Natural, technological and social transient functions

This article is a logical continuation of the previous one. It highlights the facts that confirm the conclusions made in the first article. These facts were revealed within ten years after its

Learn Why and How to Design Your Algorithmic Trading System

This article shows the basics of MQL for beginners to design their Algorithmic trading system (Expert Advisor) through designing a simple algorithmic trading system after mentioning some basics of

Better Programmer (Part 07): Notes on becoming a successful freelance developer

Do you wish to become a successful Freelance developer on MQL5? If the answer is yes, this article is right for you