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10pipsOnceADayOppositeLastNHourTrend - expert for MetaTrader 5

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Published by:
Vladimir Karputov
votes: 18
2017.03.02 12:11
2018.02.15 17:41

Author of the idea — slacktraderauthor of the mq5 code — barabashkakvn.  

10 pips per day opposite to the "yesterday's trend".

The author of the idea describes the Expert Advisor as follows.

Is it possible to make 10 pips a day? The question is not new, but it is very interesting for me being a beginner. As I have seen, it is pretty hard to earn 10 pips of profit during live trading.

I tried to do some research in order to make my 10 pips per day. It all resulted in the "once a day" trading system. I open only one position a day, at the beginning of the day. First, a trend following position, then against it, then with stop orders, with special SL and the TP, and so on ...

Finally I chose an Expert Advisor that opens one position a day against the "trend" at a certain hour. What does trend mean within this Expert Advisor? It's just the price difference in the range of N bars. As it usually happens, after a simple optimization I received an interesting curve.

She showed 6/1 winning trades and 26/2 max consecutive winning/losing trades. I added a martingale to have a reasonable money management system and to get an even more beautiful curve :-)
The Expert Advisor showed profitable results over the last 7 years. If we use the money management with the minimum risk, not the fixed lot, but optimized over the last 2 years, older results will be worse.

Main features:

Currency pair: EURUSD
Timeframe: selected automatically (you can set any)
Position opening: 07:00 CET (Central European Time, + 1 GMT)
Maximum position lifetime: 75600 sec. = 21 hours
The number of hours to check the price difference in order to define the "Trend": 30 hours

You can change/optimize these variables to get different results:

FIXLOT: If 0, the maximumrisk variable will be used in order to calculate lot, otherwise the specified lot value will be used for trading;
MINLOTS: minimum lot;
MAXLOTS: maximum lot;
MAXIMUMRISK: maximum risk if FIXLOT = 0 . In this case, it is probably better to use FIXLOT = 0 and MAXIMUMRISK = 0.05 (0.02);
SLIPPAGE: maximum allowable slippage.

TRADINGHOUR: the tome at which positions should be opened;
HOURSTOCHECKTREND: the number of hours to check the price difference in order to determine the "Trend";
ORDERMAXAGE: maximum position lifetime — older positions will be closed.

The EA contains an element of martingale: in case of a losing position the lot of the next position will be multiplied.

FIRSTMULTIPLICATOR: multiply lots if there was one losing position;
SECONDMULTIPLICATOR: multiply lots if there were two losing positions;
THIRDMULTIPLICATOR: multiply lots if there were three losing positions;
FOURTHMULTIPLICATOR: multiply lots if there were four losing positions;
FIFTHMULTIPLICATOR: multiply lots if there were five losing positions.


Here is a question to experienced traders:

What could be a logical reason to trade like this? Is this only an over-optimized history without any chance of success in the future, or does this trading strategy have some logical basis? 

Translated from Russian by MetaQuotes Software Corp.
Original code:

SmoothAlgorithms SmoothAlgorithms

A library of averaging algorithms, the algorithms were described in details in the article "Averaging Price Series for Intermediate Calculations Without Using Additional Buffers"


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