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jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 13:17 

When I test my EA in different time frames, the chart that is produced does not have the same set of indicators.  I have a template created that has MACD, Bollinger Bands and moving averages.  When I run my EA in M5 or H1 time frame, only the indicators I have in my template are displayed.  When I run the EA in H4 time frame, I get a 2nd MACD indicator.  I am certain that there is something about how to use templates for an EA that I am confused about.  Any help would be appreciated.

 H4 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100923/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

H1 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100924/gbpusd-h1-metaquotes-software-corp

 

Bollinger Bands ®
Bollinger Bands ®
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The Bollinger Bands ® Indicator (BB) is similar to Envelopes. The only difference is that the bands of Envelopes are plotted a fixed distance (%) away from the moving average, while the Bollinger Bands are plotted a certain number of standard deviations away from it.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.03.24 13:48  
jshumaker:

When I test my EA in different time frames, the chart that is produced does not have the same set of indicators.  I have a template created that has MACD, Bollinger Bands and moving averages.  When I run my EA in M5 or H1 time frame, only the indicators I have in my template are displayed.  When I run the EA in H4 time frame, I get a 2nd MACD indicator.  I am certain that there is something about how to use templates for an EA that I am confused about.  Any help would be appreciated.

 H4 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100923/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

H1 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100924/gbpusd-h1-metaquotes-software-corp

 

Maybe one of your Indicators is only set to display on some timeframes.  Check the list of Indicators on your charts  (Ctrl + I )
jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 13:52  
RaptorUK:
Maybe one of your Indicators is only set to display on some timeframes.  Check the list of Indicators on your charts  (Ctrl + I )
Both MACDs have 'All Timeframes' checked on the 'Visualization' tab
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.03.24 13:57  
jshumaker:

When I test my EA in different time frames, the chart that is produced does not have the same set of indicators.  I have a template created that has MACD, Bollinger Bands and moving averages.  When I run my EA in M5 or H1 time frame, only the indicators I have in my template are displayed.  When I run the EA in H4 time frame, I get a 2nd MACD indicator.  I am certain that there is something about how to use templates for an EA that I am confused about.  Any help would be appreciated.

 H4 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100923/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

H1 output - https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/100924/gbpusd-h1-metaquotes-software-corp

 

Actually, on H1 you already have twice MACD indicator in the same sub-window.

When you apply your template on a new chart, what indicators are displayed ?

jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 14:26  
angevoyageur:

Actually, on H1 you already have twice MACD indicator in the same sub-window.

When you apply your template on a new chart, what indicators are displayed ?

I updated my template, such that only 1 MACD is shown.  I then restarted MT5 and ran the EA on H4 and still got the un-wanted MACD

before applying template  

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101007/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

after applying template

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101008/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp 

Documentation on MQL5: Chart Operations / ChartApplyTemplate
Documentation on MQL5: Chart Operations / ChartApplyTemplate
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Chart Operations / ChartApplyTemplate - Documentation on MQL5
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.03.24 14:35  
jshumaker:

I updated my template, such that only 1 MACD is shown.  I then restarted MT5 and ran the EA on H4 and still got the un-wanted MACD

before applying template  

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101007/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

after applying template

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101008/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp 

Can you please use the link button, when you post link (Ctrl-Alt-L). So we have only to click on it.

  1. Open a new chart WITHOUT any ea on it and apply your template and show us the result.
  2. What's the name of your template ?
  3. Run your backtest and show us resulting chart WITHOUT any modification.
jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 14:45  
angevoyageur:

Can you please use the link button, when you post link (Ctrl-Alt-L). So we have only to click on it.

  1. Open a new chart WITHOUT any ea on it and apply your template and show us the result.
  2. What's the name of your template ?
  3. Run your backtest and show us resulting chart WITHOUT any modification.


https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101046/gbpusd-h1-metaquotes-software-corp-new-chart-without-any-ea-and

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DEFAULT

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 https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101049/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp-backtest-without-any

Chart GBPUSD, H1, 2013.03.24 13:43 UTC, MetaQuotes Software Corp., MetaTrader 5, Demo
Chart GBPUSD, H1, 2013.03.24 13:43 UTC, MetaQuotes Software Corp., MetaTrader 5, Demo
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Chart GBPUSD, H1, MetaQuotes Software Corp.: new chart without any EA and then 'DEFAULT'...
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski 2013.03.24 14:50  
The Strategy Tester will use tester.tpl if you have it or will use a template with the same name as your EA if you create one . . . .  do you have a tester.tpl ?
jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 15:02  
RaptorUK:
The Strategy Tester will use tester.tpl if you have it or will use a template with the same name as your EA if you create one . . . .  do you have a tester.tpl ?

I saved 'DEFAULT.tpl' as 'tester.tpl' and 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross.tpl'

1 ran 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross' EA on H4 timeframe

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101070/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

2 applied 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross' template

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101073/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

 

Chart GBPUSD, H4, 2013.03.24 14:00 UTC, MetaQuotes Software Corp., MetaTrader 5, Demo
Chart GBPUSD, H4, 2013.03.24 14:00 UTC, MetaQuotes Software Corp., MetaTrader 5, Demo
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Symbol: GBPUSD. Periodicity: H4. Broker: MetaQuotes Software Corp.. Trading Platform: MetaTrader 5. Trading Mode: Demo. Date: 2013.03.24 14:00 UTC.
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2013.03.24 16:03  
jshumaker:

I saved 'DEFAULT.tpl' as 'tester.tpl' and 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross.tpl'

1 ran 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross' EA on H4 timeframe

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101070/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

2 applied 'MACD 1 cross after MACD 15 30 plus cross' template

https://www.mql5.com/en/charts/101073/gbpusd-h4-metaquotes-software-corp

 


The first is not a MACD chart.

I don't understand how you obtain this. Maybe, best thing to do is delete your templates, and create a new one.

jshumaker
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jshumaker 2013.03.24 16:16  
angevoyageur:


The first is not a MACD chart.

I don't understand how you obtain this. Maybe, best thing to do is delete your templates, and create a new one.

the first chart is a modified MACD
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