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Study the MQL5 language for programming trading strategies in numerous published articles mostly written by you - the community members. The articles are grouped into categories to help you quicker find answers to any questions related to programming: Integration, Tester, Trading Strategies, etc.

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Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 20): New order system (III)

We continue to implement the new order system. The creation of such a system requires a good command of MQL5, as well as an understanding of how the MetaTrader 5 platform actually works and what

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 19): New order system (II)

In this article, we will develop a graphical order system of the "look what happens" type. Please note that we are not starting from scratch this time, but we will modify the existing system by adding

Metamodels in machine learning and trading: Original timing of trading orders

Metamodels in machine learning: Auto creation of trading systems with little or no human intervention — The model decides when and how to trade on its own

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

Welcome to a new article in our series about learning how to design a trading system by the most popular technical indicator as we will learn in this article about a new technical indicator and how we

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

Experiments with neural networks (Part 1): Revisiting geometry

In this article, I will use experimentation and non-standard approaches to develop a profitable trading system and check whether neural networks can be of any help for traders

DoEasy. Controls (Part 8): Base WinForms objects by categories, GroupBox and CheckBox controls

The article considers creation of 'GroupBox' and 'CheckBox' WinForms objects, as well as the development of base objects for WinForms object categories. All created objects are still static, i.e. they

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

Complex indicators made easy using objects

This article provides a method to create complex indicators while also avoiding the problems that arise when dealing with multiple plots, buffers and/or combining data from multiple sources

Neural networks made easy (Part 17): Dimensionality reduction

In this part we continue discussing Artificial Intelligence models. Namely, we study unsupervised learning algorithms. We have already discussed one of the clustering algorithms. In this article, I am

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

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 17): Accessing data on the web (III)

In this article we continue considering how to obtain data from the web and to use it in an Expert Advisor. This time we will proceed to developing an alternative 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

Neural networks made easy (Part 16): Practical use of clustering

In the previous article, we have created a class for data clustering. In this article, I want to share variants of the possible application of obtained results in solving practical trading tasks

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 16): Accessing data on the web (II)

Knowing how to input data from the Web into an Expert Advisor is not so obvious. It is not so easy to do without understanding all the possibilities offered by MetaTrader 5

The price movement model and its main provisions (Part 1): The simplest model version and its applications

The article provides the foundations of a mathematically rigorous price movement and market functioning theory. Up to the present, we have not had any mathematically rigorous price movement theory

Neural networks made easy (Part 15): Data clustering using MQL5

We continue to consider the clustering method. In this article, we will create a new CKmeans class to implement one of the most common k-means clustering methods. During tests, the model managed to

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

DoEasy. Controls (Part 7): Text label control

In the current article, I will create the class of the WinForms text label control object. Such an object will have the ability to position its container anywhere, while its own functionality will

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 15): Accessing data on the web (I)

How to access online data via MetaTrader 5? There are a lot of websites and places on the web, featuring a huge amount information. What you need to know is where to look and how best to use this

DoEasy. Controls (Part 6): Panel control, auto resizing the container to fit inner content

In the article, I will continue my work on the Panel WinForms object and implement its auto resizing to fit the general size of Dock objects located inside the panel. Besides, I will add the new

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 14): Adding Volume At Price (II)

Today we will add some more resources to our EA. This interesting article can provide some new ideas and methods of presenting information. At the same time, it can assist in fixing minor flaws in

MQL5 Wizard techniques you should know (Part 02): Kohonen Maps

Todays trader is a philomath who is almost always (either consciously or not...) looking up new ideas, trying them out, choosing to modify them or discard them; an exploratory process that should cost

Neural networks made easy (Part 14): Data clustering

It has been more than a year since I published my last article. This is quite a lot time to revise ideas and to develop new approaches. In the new article, I would like to divert from the previously

Indicators with on-chart interactive controls

The article offers a new perspective on indicator interfaces. I am going to focus on convenience. Having tried dozens of different trading strategies over the years, as well as having tested hundreds

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 13): Time and Trade (II)

Today we will construct the second part of the Times & Trade system for market analysis. In the previous article "Times & Trade (I)" we discussed an alternative chart organization system, which would

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 12): Times and Trade (I)

Today we will create Times & Trade with fast interpretation to read the order flow. It is the first part in which we will build the system. In the next article, we will complete the system with the

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

DoEasy. Controls (Part 5): Base WinForms object, Panel control, AutoSize parameter

In the article, I will create the base object of all library WinForms objects and start implementing the AutoSize property of the Panel WinForms object — auto sizing for fitting the object internal

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 10): Accessing custom indicators

How to access custom indicators directly in an Expert Advisor? A trading EA can be truly useful only if it can use custom indicators; otherwise, it is just a set of codes and instructions

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

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 9): A conceptual leap (II)

In this article, we will place Chart Trade in a floating window. In the previous part, we created a basic system which enables the use of templates within a floating window

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

DoEasy. Controls (Part 4): Panel control, Padding and Dock parameters

In this article, I will implement handling Padding (internal indents/margin on all sides of an element) and Dock parameters (the way an object is located inside its container)

How to master Machine Learning

Check out this selection of useful materials which can assist traders in improving their algorithmic trading knowledge. The era of simple algorithms is passing, and it is becoming harder to succeed

MQL5 Wizard techniques you should know (Part 01): Regression Analysis

Todays trader is a philomath who is almost always (either consciously or not...) looking up new ideas, trying them out, choosing to modify them or discard them; an exploratory process that should cost