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Neural networks made easy (Part 2): Network training and testing

In this second article, we will continue to study neural networks and will consider an example of using our created CNet class in Expert Advisors. We will work with two neural network models, which

What is a trend and is the market structure based on trend or flat?

Traders often talk about trends and flats but very few of them really understand what a trend/flat really is and even fewer are able to clearly explain these concepts. Discussing these basic terms is

Gradient Boosting (CatBoost) in the development of trading systems. A naive approach

Training the CatBoost classifier in Python and exporting the model to mql5, as well as parsing the model parameters and a custom strategy tester. The Python language and the MetaTrader 5 library are

Using cryptography with external applications

In this article, we consider encryption/decryption of objects in MetaTrader and in external applications. Our purpose is to determine the conditions under which the same results will be obtained with

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 47): Multi-period multi-symbol standard indicators

In this article, I will start developing the methods of working with standard indicators, which will ultimately allow creating multi-symbol multi-period standard indicators based on library classes

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 46): Multi-period multi-symbol indicator buffers

In this article, I am going to improve the classes of indicator buffer objects to work in the multi-symbol mode. This will pave the way for creating multi-symbol multi-period indicators in custom

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 45): Multi-period indicator buffers

In this article, I will start the improvement of the indicator buffer objects and collection class for working in multi-period and multi-symbol modes. I am going to consider the operation of buffer

Practical application of neural networks in trading. It's time to practice

The article provides a description and instructions for the practical use of neural network modules on the Matlab platform. It also covers the main aspects of creation of a trading system using the

Practical application of neural networks in trading

In this article, we will consider the main aspects of integration of neural networks and the trading terminal, with the purpose of creating a fully featured trading robot

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 42): Abstract indicator buffer object class

In this article, we start the development of the indicator buffer classes for the DoEasy library. We will create the base class of the abstract buffer which is to be used as a foundation for the

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 40): Library-based indicators - updating data in real time

The article considers the development of a simple multi-period indicator based on the DoEasy library. Let's improve the timeseries classes to receive data from any timeframes to display it on the

Developing a cross-platform grid EA: testing a multi-currency EA

Markets dropped down by more that 30% within one month. It seems to be the best time for testing grid- and martingale-based Expert Advisors. This article is an unplanned continuation of the series

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 39): Library-based indicators - preparing data and timeseries events

The article deals with applying DoEasy library for creating multi-symbol multi-period indicators. We are going to prepare the library classes to work within indicators and test creating timeseries to

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 38): Timeseries collection - real-time updates and accessing data from the program

The article considers real-time update of timeseries data and sending messages about the "New bar" event to the control program chart from all timeseries of all symbols for the ability to handle these

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 37): Timeseries collection - database of timeseries by symbols and periods

The article deals with the development of the timeseries collection of specified timeframes for all symbols used in the program. We are going to develop the timeseries collection, the methods of

Forecasting Time Series (Part 2): Least-Square Support-Vector Machine (LS-SVM)

This article deals with the theory and practical application of the algorithm for forecasting time series, based on support-vector method. It also proposes its implementation in MQL and provides test

Projects assist in creating profitable trading robots! Or at least, so it seems

A big program starts with a small file, which then grows in size as you keep adding more functions and objects. Most robot developers utilize include files to handle this problem. However, there is a

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 36): Object of timeseries for all used symbol periods

In this article, we will consider combining the lists of bar objects for each used symbol period into a single symbol timeseries object. Thus, each symbol will have an object storing the lists of all

Forecasting Time Series (Part 1): Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) Method

This article deals with the theory and practical use of the algorithm for forecasting time series, based on the empirical decomposition mode. It proposes the MQL implementation of this method and

Timeseries in DoEasy library (part 35): Bar object and symbol timeseries list

This article starts a new series about the creation of the DoEasy library for easy and fast program development. In the current article, we will implement the library functionality for accessing and

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXXIV): Pending trading requests - removing and modifying orders and positions under certain conditions

In this article, we will complete the description of the pending request trading concept and create the functionality for removing pending orders, as well as modifying orders and positions under

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXXIII): Pending trading requests - closing positions under certain conditions

We continue the development of the library functionality featuring trading using pending requests. We have already implemented sending conditional trading requests for opening positions and placing

Applying OLAP in trading (part 3): Analyzing quotes for the development of trading strategies

In this article we will continue dealing with the OLAP technology applied to trading. We will expand the functionality presented in the first two articles. This time we will consider the operational

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXXII): Pending trading requests - placing orders under certain conditions

We continue the development of the functionality allowing users to trade using pending requests. In this article, we are going to implement the ability to place pending orders under certain

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXXI): Pending trading requests - opening positions under certain conditions

Starting with this article, we are going to develop a functionality allowing users to trade using pending requests under certain conditions, for example, when reaching a certain time limit, exceeding

Econometric approach to finding market patterns: Autocorrelation, Heat Maps and Scatter Plots

The article presents an extended study of seasonal characteristics: autocorrelation heat maps and scatter plots. The purpose of the article is to show that "market memory" is of seasonal nature, which

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXX): Pending trading requests - managing request objects

In the previous article, we have created the classes of pending request objects corresponding to the general concept of library objects. This time, we are going to deal with the class allowing the

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXIX): Pending trading requests - request object classes

In the previous articles, we checked the concept of pending trading requests. A pending request is, in fact, a common trading order executed by a certain condition. In this article, we are going to

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXVIII): Closure, removal and modification of pending trading requests

This is the third article about the concept of pending requests. We are going to complete the tests of pending trading requests by creating the methods for closing positions, removing pending orders

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXVII): Working with trading requests - placing pending orders

In this article, we will continue the development of trading requests, implement placing pending orders and eliminate detected shortcomings of the trading class operation

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXVI): Working with pending trading requests - first implementation (opening positions)

In this article, we are going to store some data in the value of the orders and positions magic number and start the implementation of pending requests. To check the concept, let's create the first

Exploring Seasonal Patterns of Financial Time Series with Boxplot

In this article we will view seasonal characteristics of financial time series using Boxplot diagrams. Each separate boxplot (or box-and-whiskey diagram) provides a good visualization of how values

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXV): Handling errors returned by the trade server

After we send a trading order to the server, we need to check the error codes or the absence of errors. In this article, we will consider handling errors returned by the trade server and prepare for

Extending Strategy Builder Functionality

In the previous two articles, we discussed the application of Merrill patterns to various data types. An application was developed to test the presented ideas. In this article, we will continue

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXIV): Base trading class - auto correction of invalid parameters

In this article, we will have a look at the handler of invalid trading order parameters and improve the trading event class. Now all trading events (both single ones and the ones occurred

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXIII): Base trading class - verification of valid parameters

In the article, we continue the development of the trading class by implementing the control over incorrect trading order parameter values and voicing trading events

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXII): Trading classes - Base trading class, verification of limitations

In this article, we will start the development of the library base trading class and add the initial verification of permissions to conduct trading operations to its first version. Besides, we will

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XXI): Trading classes - Base cross-platform trading object

In this article, we will start the development of the new library section - trading classes. Besides, we will consider the development of a unified base trading object for MetaTrader 5 and MetaTrader

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XX): Creating and storing program resources

The article deals with storing data in the program's source code and creating audio and graphical files out of them. When developing an application, we often need audio and images. The MQL language

Library for easy and quick development of MetaTrader programs (part XIX): Class of library messages

In this article, we will consider the class of displaying text messages. Currently, we have a sufficient number of different text messages. It is time to re-arrange the methods of their storage