Can anyone please advise me on how to set the autotrading button to come on and off when I want it to? is this possible I have tried one script/file but it flickers on and off too much inbetween the on and of set times????
Thanks in advance
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Sergey Golubev, 2016.08.03 08:46
I mean - if all MT5 EAs does not work in your MT5 so you can check the following: autotrading for the EA, in common tab of the EA properties.
Allow Auto Trading — this option allows or prohibits trading using Expert Advisors and scripts.
If it is disabled, scripts and Expert Advisors can work, but are not
able to trade. This limitation can be useful for testing the analytical
capabilities of an Expert Advisor in the real-time mode (not to be
confused with testing on history data).
The option enables/disables automated trading for the
entire platform. If you disable it, no Expert Advisor will be allowed
to trade, even if you enable automated trading individually in the Expert Advisor settings.
If you enable it, the Expert Advisors will be allowed to trade, unless
automated trading is individually disabled in the Expert Advisor
If everything is fine with the setting but EAs does not work (any EA - how many did you try?) so ask your broker (it may be the broker's limitation).
Sergey Golubev, 2016.08.03 09:38
Where to check autotrading:
If you attached EA to the chart and you see "smiling face" so it is fine with autotading (in most of the cases):
If EA's face is not smiling and not happy so you can check everything once again:
It is the same for MT4 but MT5 with this case.