The last revision was announced in post #492. Post #524 directed you here; so below is an outline of the latest changes:
The greatest change was purely internal: I cleaned up the code, making it smaller and more efficient. But this should not affect its functioning.
The functional changes / features that were added are as follows:
1) Additional trailing stop types have been added. These were not done specifically for Synergy; they were merely additions to my standard trailing stop code, and I thus thought I would enable them within Synergy as well, so you will see additional trail options in the inputs. Among them are the ability to trail using Parabolic, a given Moving Average line, or Price Channel Stop (the only non-standard indicator; this one is similar in behaviour to parabolic. The indicator is included in the package). These new types are explained more in the instructions document.
2) The definition of what constitutes a higher timeframe trend has changed, based on some feedback from a member here who thought it would help. The "TrendHTF_Minutes" setting should still be set to zero if you do NOT want to use higher TF trend confirmation, and to the minute value of the higher TF if you do (so 60 for hour, 1440 for daily, 10080 for weekly, etc). But there is also a new setting called "HA_CandlesAbovePAC". This should be set to the minimum number of candles (on that upper TF) that you want to require to establish a trend on that upper TF. To establish a long trend, the HA candles on that TF need to be the same colour, with "HA_CandlesAbovePAC" of them in a row closing above the PAC (on that higher TF). Reverse for short of course.
I believe that is all the changes, or at least all the significant ones. Please read over the instruction manual for detailed info.
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Also... I have had feedback from two or three users telling me they are having the best luck with the 4 hours charts. Coenraad offered me a .set file, which has been included in the package if you'd like to try it. It is called "Synergy_H4_eu-gj-gu-uj-uc.set" because he recommended using it with those 5 pairs. Thanks to Coenraad for sharing.
As usual, the system is posted on post #65. I see Chris had also put the system on post #1, so perhaps he will do that again.
Good luck to all, I hope my little donation can make some of your some pippage!
* Okay, that's not true... April fools!
ORIGINAL POST #65:
Good day all:
Someone on another group just posted a link here, informing me about this discussion already in progress on the synergy system.
I created an indicator for this last week, and have been looking for ways to improve the system (with additional rules or indicators), to try to cut down some of the bad trades.
I see there is already an indicator posted... but mine is a bit different, so some might want to check it out. First off, I have programmed it not to paint redundant entry or exit signals, and second, I have it posting how many pips it would have made/lost on each trade, as well as a 2 letter abbreviation for why it exited the trade.
Take a look; hopefully I can get some good input here and improve it. It may already be profitable, but I would like to get rid of more of the losing signals, and then I will make an EA as well.
i have tried to load this, and it isnt laoding correctly...doesnt even show up in meta ...can someone please help with this...also, is anyone still using this stuff???
thanks...please help !!!!
is anyone still using derk's "synergy' EA in post 65??
also ... i am unable to load this correctly...doesnt even show up in meta ...
please help !!!
is anyone still using derk's "synergy EA" from post 65???
i have tried to load this unsuccessfully...doesnt even show up in meta...can someone please help!!??!!!
Unpack .zip file into main folder of metatrader & everything will be fine( read word .doc first, it is explained totally ) I downloaded again - link works. Good luck!
p.s. Derk did the great job. EA is Great!
I would like to do some forward testing of the EA. Could you post a settings file that produces good results? Please include info on currency pairs and timeframes for testing.
Thanks for your trouble.
OrderSelect(cnt, SELECT_BY_POS, MODE_TRADES);
//if (OrderSymbol() != Symbol() ||
// OrderMagicNumber() != MagicNumber ||
// OrderType() != op)
That part of the code simply assures that the EA attached to the chart only closes trades:
a) Of the same pair (as the chart)
b) Of the type passed into the function (so just buys or just sells)
c) Having the correct magic number (the number assigned by the EA, so it does not close manual trades or trades opened by another EA).
Removing that code is not going to help you; it's going to cause you problems.
I suggest you find a coder that knows what he is doing if you want changes made. This EA/strategy I never witnessed as profitable, and I have abandoned it. These days I need to spend time on paid jobs to pay the bills, so unfortunately, I can dedicate no more time to this.
had problems getting this EA loaded the other day ... went back and reloaded the zip from post #65, unzipped into the metatrader/experts folder ... i can now see it on platform, BUT ... now i cant seem to attach to a chart ...
what am i doing wrong now ...lol??? is there some other template or something i need to install ???...
please help ... thank you!!!
nevermind ...i got it. operator error !!!
question: i've been through this thread, and probably just missed it...but i am also looking for the "indicators package" of this strategy ... by what i see, this EA has no graphics ... i would like to be able to visually see what the EA is doing trade wise via the indicators.
again ... i probably just missed in here somewhere, so i apologize...but can someone please direct me to the most recent updated indicators file.
the just loaded EA initiated first trade (15min TF/euro), opened 2 trades though at same price...
supposed to do this???
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