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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 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

Developing a trading Expert Advisor from scratch (Part 8): A conceptual leap

What is the easiest way to implement new functionality? In this article, we will take one step back and then two steps forward

DoEasy. Controls (Part 3): Creating bound controls

In this article, I will create subordinate controls bound to the base element. The development will be performed using the base control functionality. In addition, I will tinker with the graphical

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

DoEasy. Controls (Part 2): Working on the CPanel class

In the current article, I will get rid of some errors related to handling graphical elements and continue the development of the CPanel control. In particular, I will implement the methods for setting

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

Video: How to setup MetaTrader 5 and MQL5 for simple automated trading

In this little video course you will learn how to download, install and setup MetaTrader 5 for Automated Trading. You will also learn how to adjust the chart settings and the options for automated

DoEasy. Controls (Part 1): First steps

This article starts an extensive topic of creating controls in Windows Forms style using MQL5. My first object of interest is creating the panel class. It is already becoming difficult to manage

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)

Video: Simple automated trading – How to create a simple Expert Advisor with MQL5

The majority of students in my courses felt that MQL5 was really difficult to understand. In addition to this, they were searching for a straightforward method to automate a few processes. Find out

Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 100): Making improvements in handling extended standard graphical objects

In the current article, I will eliminate obvious flaws in simultaneous handling of extended (and standard) graphical objects and form objects on canvas, as well as fix errors detected during the test

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 06): Turning MetaTrader 5 into a RAD system (II)

In my previous article, I showed you how to create a Chart Trade using MetaTrader 5 objects and thus to turn the platform into a RAD system. The system works very well, and for sure many of the

Data Science and Machine Learning part 03: Matrix Regressions

This time our models are being made by matrices, which allows flexibility while it allows us to make powerful models that can handle not only five independent variables but also many variables as long

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

Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 99): Moving an extended graphical object using a single control point

In the previous article, I implemented the ability to move pivot points of an extended graphical object using control forms. Now I am going to implement the ability to move a composite graphical

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

Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 98): Moving pivot points of extended standard graphical objects

In the article, I continue the development of extended standard graphical objects and create the functionality for moving pivot points of composite graphical objects using the control points for

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

Tips from a professional programmer (Part III): Logging. Connecting to the Seq log collection and analysis system

Implementation of the Logger class for unifying and structuring messages which are printed to the Experts log. Connection to the Seq log collection and analysis system. Monitoring log messages online

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 03): Developing definitions for users

Today we will update the functionality of the indicator system for the first time. In the previous article within the "Multiple indicators on one chart" we considered the basic code which allows using

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 02): First experiments

In the previous article "Multiple indicators on one chart" I presented the concept and the basics of how to use multiple indicators on one chart. In this article, I will provide the source code and

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

What you can do with Moving Averages

The article considers several methods of applying the Moving Average indicator. Each method involving a curve analysis is accompanied by indicators visualizing the idea. In most cases, the ideas shown

Making charts more interesting: Adding a background

Many workstations contain some representative image which shows something about the user. These images make the working environment more beautiful and exciting. Let's see how to make the charts more

Graphics in DoEasy library (Part 97): Independent handling of form object movement

In this article, I will consider the implementation of the independent dragging of any form objects using a mouse. Besides, I will complement the library by error messages and new deal properties

DirectX Tutorial (Part I): Drawing the first triangle

It is an introductory article on DirectX, which describes specifics of operation with the API. It should help to understand the order in which its components are initialized. The article contains an

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

Using the CCanvas class in MQL applications

The article considers the use of the CCanvas class in MQL applications. The theory is accompanied by detailed explanations and examples for thorough understanding of CCanvas basics

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

Multiple indicators on one chart (Part 01): Understanding the concepts

Today we will learn how to add multiple indicators running simultaneously on one chart, but without occupying a separate area on it. Many traders feel more confident if they monitor multiple

Data Science and Machine Learning (Part 02): Logistic Regression

Data Classification is a crucial thing for an algo trader and a programmer. In this article, we are going to focus on one of classification logistic algorithms that can probability help us identify

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