MQL5 VPSMonitor the trades
Yes, you can monitor it.Just watch the following videos here, and the article here: Working with the Virtual Terminal
What the Numbers in the Expert Testing Report Mean
Any expert can be tested on history data. After the expert has been tested, the summarized expert testing results and some key characteristics are displayed in the "Report" tab. Reports allow comparing to each other both various experts and the working results of the same expert with different inputs working. This article explains how to read such reports and to interpret the obtained results properly.
LifeHack for trader: four backtests are better than one
Before the first single test, every trader faces the same question — "Which of the four modes to use?" Each of the provided modes has its advantages and features, so we will do it the easy way — run all four modes at once with a single button! The article shows how to use the Win API and a little magic to see all four testing chart at the same time.
Testing trading strategies on real ticks
The article provides the results of testing a simple trading strategy in three modes: "1 minute OHLC" using only Open, High, Low and Close prices of minute bars; detailed modeling in "Every tick" mode, as well as the most accurate "Every tick based on real ticks" mode applying actual historical data.
As many people are asking about "How to open account with MT5" and "How to add the broker to MT5" so I want to remind the following links:
Forum on trading, automated trading systems and testing trading strategies
How to Start with Metatrader 5
Sergey Golubev, 2017.02.12 06:36
The development of MetaTrader 5
started in 2007. MetaTrader 5 was conceived as a revolutionary,
multi-market platform that can run on Forex as well as on any other
financial market. A lot of work has been done since then, and the result
of this work is the platform that provides unlimited opportunities to
traders. In this article, we will talk about all the key features of
MetaTrader 5 and carry out a comparative analysis with the previous
version of the trading platform.
And this is the MT5 user manual:
MetaTrader 5 Help - Trading Platform — User Manual
Do you Autotrade?
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 parameters
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 was for MT4 but MT5 is same with this case.
Support for Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista to be discontinued after 01 October 2017
MetaQuotes Software Corp., 2017.06.01 14:02
XP was released almost 16 years ago, on 25th of October, 2001. It is
now considered to be an outdated operating system. Microsoft stopped
supporting this system 3 years ago, because potential hardware
capabilities could no longer be realized on Windows XP due to technical
Being an outdated system, Windows XP features a number of dangerous vulnerabilities, one of which was recently revealed by the WannaCry encryptor. That is why:
versions of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 will continue to work on
these systems, but will not be able to receive updates after 01 October
2017. Also, installers will not run on these operating systems.
(MQL5 is the name of this portal, and MQL5 VPS can be used for MT4 and MT5 as well).
How to Start with MT5, a summary !
Alain Verleyen, 2013.03.15 16:12
How to start with MT5 platform : summary.
As our topic about "How to start with Metatrader 5" is going to be huge, here you find a summary, with main links.
Work in progress, stay tuned :-)