@SDC: All TA depends on Averaging to filter out Price Noise. For me Averaging is Elementary at this stage. Whats I find important now-a-days are the statistical properties of a system. Questions like: whats the probability of me Doubling the Account before it ruins? How often can I expect to see a 20% drawdown - or 30% or 50%? Does system-A do a better job than system-B at reducing the drawdown for the same average returns?
Once the system answers to the above questions are good enough for your Psychology then you go live. But one thing you have to keep in your mind is that no system is bullet-proof. Therefore, I start with and only keep what I would like to lose in the account.
Ermou Street rather than an expert or an indicator is a all-in-one trading assistant easing your trading sessions by providing signals and notifications. It's an assistant rather than a robot - "an assisted steering rather than an autopilot", and now, it autoadjusts itself to any instrument, any timeframe & any circumstance.
First, you should watch the video. Then here's some explanation:
By default, attaching Ermou Street to a chart, you’ll get:
A panel Signals: buy (default b
The use of a polynomial expansion of data opens up new possibilities for analysis and decision making. But the problem of all existing algorithms is a very slow computation.
The main feature of this indicator is its fast algorithm. The speed of calculation of the polynomial algorithm and its standard deviation values is several thousand times faster than conventional algorithms. So this is a convenient algorithm for use without the need to apply supercomputers.
Beginning with the version 1.4
Active Lines - a powerful professional tool for operations with lines on charts. Active Lines provides a wide range of actions for events when the price crosses lines. For example: notify, open/modify/close a position, place/remove pending orders. With Active Lines you can assign several tasks to one line, for each of which you can set individual trigger conditions, as well as conditions for re-activations and the number of possible activations.
Active Lines helps you easily organize various tr
Easy Order is an Expert Advisor allowing you to enter any type of trade with one click based on your RISK preferences.
You can choose to enter a trade and automatically calculate your lot size based on how much of your account you want to risk. Risk is calculated based on your Stop Loss placement. You can use a fixed lot size if you don't want to use risk based calculation of lot size. Your previous setting of risk based or fixed lot size remains saved for your next use of this Expert Advi
The Pz Oscillator is a very smooth and responsive accelerometer which provides a lot of useful information and detects divergences automatically. It is a great trading confirmation and can be used to identify the trend direction and strength. It has been designed as a complement for our trading tools.
The oscillator plots two moving averages to display the trend direction. If the fast moving average is above the slow moving average, the market is during an uptrend and long trad
VirtualTradePad - is a contol panel for working with orders in МetaТrader 5 : buy, sell, buystop, buylimit, sellstop, selllimit, close, delete, modify, tralling stop.
VirtualTradePad won 2nd prize in the "Best Control Panel in the MQL5 Language" Contest.
The panel consists of 5 tabs.
VirtualTradePad PositionsStyle VirtualTradePad Ordersstyle VirtualTradePad SignalsStyleDemo version of the panel - VirtualTradePad LiteProfit or Loss PadINFO PadYou can also try this panel for
My Money Manager like a risk controller, which places your trades with the exact volume that meets your desired stop loss risk.
It can also help you to preview your EP/SL/TP levels before placing an order by dragging these levels directly on a chart, and keep reporting about them during the position opening.
With this tool, you will feel more comfortable when deciding to open orders, as well as forecasting your profit/loss with your orders. Placing orders is a very precise and profe
Three variables are available for every strategy, any one of them can be disabled, their period can be changed.
type_order=ORDER_FILLING _FOK - order filling type.
ReverseTrade=false — trades opens in reverse direction if true. ExitOnBar=true — trades close on each bar only. spreadcover=false — Spread you pay includes in profit trades. It's like trade with zero spread but you should remember that it can decrease exact match between tester's result and live one. It
Auto Trade Copier is designed to copy trades between multi MetaTrader 5 accounts/terminals with 100% accuracy.
With this tool, you can act as either a provider (source) or a receiver (destination). All trading actions will be copied from the provider to the receiver with no delay.
Note: Demo version for testing can be downloaded at: https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/5006.
Followings are highlight features:
Switch between Provider or Receiver role within one tool.One provider can copy tr
A script for opening a grid of orders
If you need to quickly open several pending orders (Buy Limit, Sell Limit, Buy Stop, Sell Stop) on a certain distance from the current price, this script will do all the routine for you! Allow AutoTrading before running the script.
Run the script on a chart.
Language of messages displayed (EN, RU, DE, FR, ES) - language of the output messages (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish). Price for open - open price. If set to
The Smooth Price technical indicator is used for plotting a smoothed line as close to the price of the financial instrument as possible, and serves to eliminate its noise components. The indicator is part of the Monarch trading system, but here it is presented as an independent technical analysis tool.
The indicator is based on the cluster digital filter, which, unlike the ClusterSMA, is applied directly to the price time series. Smooth Price does not redraw (except the very last, zero bar) and
This script help user record the value of Moving Average and OHLC at the moment once deals happen.
The datas save as .CSV format file so you can quantitative analysis someone's trading.
Please input value of MA's parameters you like. It tells you the path of data file when script is stopped.
This is a forward-looking indicator for trading on all instruments. An advanced version of Bollinger Bands indicator created by outstanding analyst John Bollinger. One of the main differences of Super Bollinger Bands indicator from its predecessor consists in displaying upper and lower ribbons behavior on the middle line with some specific colors. Thus, the indicator gives a trader some visual information about trend development at the moment, and not in the past, as majority of other indicators
The Expert Advisor for increasing (or opening) market positions.
Allows specifying the desired risk, target and searching for the best open price and trade volume.
It is included in the ActivePanel product.
The Synchronized Charts script allows comparing bars of different symbols or different periods of the same symbol.
Attach the script to a chart and move bars or change the scale, all opened chart will move synchronously with the current one. The bars on different charts aligned to the border according to their open time.
Fast Copy MT5 allows you to copy trades between different MetaTrader 5 (netting)(hedge) and MetaTrader 4 accounts in any direction and amount, quickly and easily (without loading the system).
Any type of copying is available
MT4 → MT5 MT4 → MT4 MT5 → MT5 MT5 → MT4
* For the MetaTrader 4 terminal — Fast Copy MT4
* For the MetaTrader 5 terminal — Fast Copy MT5
** Before the purchase, you can test the program by downloading the free demo versions — Fast
FULL Automatic is a fully autonomous trading robot for MetaТrader 5 without configurable parameters.
It is designed for traders having no knowledge of trading basics. It works in Low, Medium, High and Extremal trading modes.
The EA applies modified versions of well-known strategies, including Elliott waves, following a trend, half-pyramiding, scalping, speculative trading with a double deposit protection. The EA switches the strategies automatically. The robot does not open n
Scalper with Automatic Parameter Setting
Would you like to have an Expert Advisor that could automatically calculate trade parameters and adjust to the current market situation?
We present you our new development for the Forex market. This is a tick scalper for МТ4 and МТ5 - TickSniper.
Trading with it is fully automated. Forget continuous monitoring - this Expert Advisor trades independently. Its settings have been optimized over the course of testing on our real accounts.
This is the first public MQL5 indicator using the cluster filtering. The advanced smoothing effect allows the digital filter to transform an ordinary moving average into a new faster indicator providing fewer false signals. At least, that is the purpose of the new experimental project. The project stages and ClusterSMA features are described in the author's blog (in Russian).
The indicator is based on the cluster digital filter that is successfully used in another area. At the time of publicati
This indicator has been created by a former hedge-fund employee and it automatically identifies when a divergence occurs between price and an oscillator. It can identify both bull and bear divergence and it is pre-loaded with four of the most popular oscillators. You can choose from RSI, MACD, Stochastics and CCI.
Remember: When a divergence occurs, it means that price and momentum are not in agreement. And divergence signals are widely used by institutional traders to identify potential revers
The script is intended for automatic placing of Buy Stop pending orders, Stop Losses and Take Profits on the user specified levels.
Avoiding unwanted entering a long position in case of false hitting the level as a result of widening of the spread by a dealing center. Avoiding unwanted triggering of a Stop Loss in case a quote pierces a significant level (fractal) without further confirmation with the close price. Setting a necessary virtual order and entering the marke
The indicator has been designed for use on FORTS, but it can also work on other markets, at brokers broadcasting the required data.
A peculiarity of these data is that they cannot be requested from the broker's server as a section of history, but can only be obtained for the current moment.
The indicator periodically requests the broker, collects to a file and displays the following history from the stored file:
The weighted average price. The volume of buy orders. The volume of sel
The Sane Reversal indicator is one of the leading oscillators. The signals are generated early, unlike in other indicators which give the signal after the price goes far away in either direction. The indicator displays the price reversals using arrows with high accuracy. The arrows appear on the zero bar and do not flicker of disappear regardless of the market volatility, which allows to trade effectively with short stop losses:
the Buy signal - white arrow on the bar Low,the Sell signal - red
The iTicksChart allows you to create custom tick charts. It is suitable not only for trading but also for analysis of tick history. Each missed or ambiguous tick is fixed and displayed on the chart. Experts, indicators, graphical objects can be used for technical analysis.
Advantages and Features
runs and works at any open chart window (called "base chart" further on in this document); looks like a common chart after launching (see Screenshots); history quality is monitored - each missed o
This is a half scalping system that analyzes the market using a transmission function and price movement speed.
This Expert Advisor is intended for trading on EURUSD, however it can run on other currency pairs. Please use the M1 timeframe.
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The indicator determines the inside bar and marks its High/Low. It is plotted based on the closed candles (does not redraw). The identified inside bar can be displayed on the smaller periods. You may set a higher period (to search for the inside bar) and analyze on a smaller one. Also you can see the levels for Mother bar.
Period to find Inside Bar — the period to search for the inside bar. If a specific period is set, the search will be performed in that period. Ty
SDC: If thats the case why is it, the so called experts on the regular forums, the ones who claim to have been at this for years always say the same things, find a strategy make your rules and stick to them.
Another myth. Jump into any location with manual traders and you'll get the same sad story. "I've been trading for 5-years; the first 3 I lost my pants off". And usually you have to ask them in a direct and honest way for them to admit it. People don't like talking about their losses and if traders are anything like professional blackjack players then they also exaggerate their wins. I'm not saying everyone should run around telling everybody else how much money they've won or loss. But if you're going to give advice to newbies then be open.
I observed some manual traders at work. They place a trade, watch to see if price goes into their favor or not. 5-minutes later, bob shouts "humm... I don't like the slowness of EU, I'm getting out +5 pips". Then bob turns to me and go, I always look for a 2:1 profit to loss ratio and never risk more than 2% of my equity. And I sit there thinking, so Bob were you risking 2.5 pips on that last trade.... I'm listening to these guys for hours going +7, Break-Even, +20, +10. But very, very rarely did I hear -1. So, at one point I had to ask, seems like everyone in here is winning ... so much for 99% losers in forex.
If anyone tells you that if you were manually trading 2 years ago then you would have been a winning trader just smile. Manual traders think when you say EA (they like to call it Robots) then you don't know how to trade manually. Six months after I started, I toke Phillips advice and traded Manually for about 6-Months. What I got from that experience is what I expected to get from that experience. Staring at chats for hours, looking for trade setups, constant bombardment from different factors, like News, Slow Moving Markets, Fast Moving Markets, etc. You're constantly asking yourself should I do-this or should I do-that even tho it wasn't part of the plan.
No one ever said that EAs take the Emotions out of trading but some Manual Traders like to jump on this against EAs. The EA trader would always Reserve the Right to pull the plug on the EA. This could be a double edge sword as people change systems or EAs often. Most people wouldn't admit this to themselves but 20% drawdown makes the average person sweat and abandon the system. The lessons I've learned watching Back-Tests are far more advanced than anything Manual trading could have ever done for me. Manual trading with real money could have only taught me how to let the Ice waters flow through my veins, something BJ already done a good job teaching me.
When I observed those manual traders, I played little games with them... I say something like anyone wanna guess where EU would go and how far? And mostly I was correct. They started to label me as someone who always had the need to be correct. And non-real money guesses mean nothing. If only they knew lol. Sometimes I say something like I know Weekend Gaps closes 95% of the time and thats why I guessed that it would close however It wasn't a sure thing.
Sure I've developed a Sixth Sense about where and how far the market would go within near future but I rather be in a location with lemonade and people than sitting in my home office all day doing something an EA could do without all the second guessing.
I was responding to the OP question which was does anyone here have an EA that produces consistant profits, I did not speak for anyone else I gave him an honest answer based on my own attempts to create such an EA.
Your comments and rhetorical questions in response to that are at best unhelpful, and for the most part, pointless.
I hope you did. It's pointless, unhelpful to go into "zero sum game", "wasting 2 years", then why so and so experts mention this, that, etc, losing $ on manual, etc, etc.
The audience of this thread, forum, and esp. to the OP, may consider your advice, i.e.
as extremely unhelpful, needless just another personal affair of some stranger that thinks he is all correct.
Consistent EA Profits? Yes, Possible. How? The way to it, as I see, and as I explained, and as I countered, is also what being echoed by this poster:
manual trading ideas I have tested on live accounts and know them to
work either ok, med or good enough for me to be satisfied
That's the place to start - then code can begin
Place to start: Manual Trading Ideas, on live.
If its profitable, or as I suggest even breakeven, "then code can begin". It cant be any simpler than this. Don't complicate things, even if the market is not complicated enough.
People don't wish to toy and tinker with any robots all their lives. Traders, want to USE (rather than HOPE) technology to leverage strategy further in returns, and be confident that the automation does exactly what they wish for. And the expectation is, It should return higher than manual.
Thats MetaQuotes business as usual. That's the traders business as usual.
I wonder what is YOURS.
@diostar your trollish posts are getting rather tiresome.
@Ubzen I agree with everything you said I have been there manual trading myself before I even considered learning mql4 and creating robots, I have also spent time with other manual traders and have usually been left with the feeling you get when you stand at the craps table with a bunch of guys shooting dice, some win some lose, those who win think it is because they play craps better then those who lost, when in all reality they just got lucky for a while.
While manual trading with different strategies I realized quite early on, I was playing in the dark, is the strategy I'm using losing money this month just because this is not a good month and will it be better next month and will it overall be profitable ? It was that simple question that led me to learn mql4 to write the strategy into an EA and test it over chart history to see if it could have been profitable, obviously it wasnt and tanked over the previous years chart history, so then I set about testing other strategies, some I read about, some described by self styled forex gurus on some of the well known forex forums, I tested them, one after another drainer after drainer, so yes your right, when people say if I had been manual trading for the past two years I would have been a winning trader, I should smile, because had I been manual trading any of the strategies I thought were good when I coded them into an EA I would probably be broke by now.
Over what period? Any strategy will have phases of better or worse results, the trick is assessing suitability as part of the system (whether manual or coded), see topic here
@SDC: Yep, and you would have lost money and formed Bad-Habits which would be harder to undo in the future. I have absolutely nothing against Manual Traders but I hate it whenever they go EA bashing. Just because you purchased a $199 EA which didn't work out doesn't make it all bad apples. I agree with BB's comment that one should start with manual strategy. This is the same advice Gordon give me. You look at the charts Manually scan for strategy's which makes sense. You code them into an EA. When you test it, it should be Profitable the First time around without using the Optimizer. Ok, for those who have manual strategies, go ahead and take the challenge. Code it and run it for 2011 and see if it's even profitable. Then if you feel like you can really handle the truth, go year by year backwards testing it.
If someone tell me, "I don't have the skills to code my manual strategy into an EA" I'd understand. But most of the manual trader who want to remain in the dark about their strategy use the excuse "The computer cannot do what the Human Being can". Yea? like what? Change your mind at the seat of your pants? I'm not saying computers can do everything, but you'd be hard pressed to get someone to say what a computer cannot do without going into Emotions.
Some on here claims people can start with
Bank Accounts and make something substantial within their life time. I'm not saying this is impossible, but this same person should not try to lecture me about 30% returns annually, 2% risk per-trade, 5% returns monthly because the math don't add up. This person probably toke on substantial risks earlier on to built their account and now they trade differently or this person don't know how much a Piggy holds.
As I read a lot of these posts I come up with same question all the time.
Did anyone bother to read the posters question: (((((Does anyone have an EA that produces CONSISTENT profits?)))) or do they just like to hear themselves talk.
Not that but there wasn't some good advise there but that's not what he asked!
This is comical. How'd you drag a 5 year old post from the dead? Is it haunting you?
You need one of two things or preferably both. An active interest in programming and enjoying a challenge and or natural aptitude.
If your chasing the money rather than actually enjoying learning and the challenge then what would the probability be of success?
I dont think MQL language makes it easy, it hardly comes shipped with the latest statistic libraries or genetic algorithms but then why would they?
If you read a closely someone has answered your question, anyone with above average capabilities won't be sitting around forums bragging about their latest and greatest, they'll probably be sitting with their feet up somewhere sunny.
I barely know anything about the forex but its not rocket science to notice that volume is partially sinusoidal. Mix it up with some markov analyses if you wish.
Money doesnt grow on tree's, banks dont have branches and it's unlikely anyone knows how to catch autumn leaves.