New article Building a Social Technology Startup, Part I: Tweet Your MetaTrader 5 Signals has been published:
This article aims to illustrate, through a practical example, how you can communicate an MetaTrader 5 terminal with an external web service. We are tweeting the trading signals generated by an Expert Advisor.
This idea comes from a particular conception of automatic trading called computer-assisted trading. In a nutshell, the computers of the XXI century do not have cognitive abilities, but they are very good at processing information and executing data. So why do not we build computer systems using human brains as filters to make decisions? This approach is inspired on the Human-based computation (HBC) paradigm, hence focuses on building decision support tools, rather than coding decision maker algorithms.
I had initially thought about creating an RSS feed with the trading signals generated by my EAs (it is assumed that there is a medium or long term underlying trading system, this idea is not valid for automatic scalping systems). A human with access to the feed should validate my robotic signals according to the circumstances of the moment, just before putting them on the market. However, I soon realized that everything could be even more social, and thought to myself, 'Why not publish my trading signals on the Twitter?' This led me to develop this Social Decision Support System.
Figure 1. SDSS Architecture
By the way, if you plan to create a technology startup related to FX trading this article may help you to take some ideas. It can be seen as a technical guide to build a commercial SaaS (Software as a Service) based on an SDSS.
This text is long, so I've decided to split it into two parts. The first one focuses on the web service architecture, the communication protocol used between the MetaTrader 5 terminal and the Twitter app, and finally the web app's integration with Twitter. The second part will cover the MQL5 layer of the network diagram shown above, which is intended to consume our Social Decision Support System's RESTful web service. Specifically, we will code an MQL5-RESTful framework in the same way as explained in the article MQL5-RPC. Remote Procedure Calls from MQL5: Web Service Access and XML-RPC ATC Analyzer for Fun and Profit.
This article is also social, so I encourage you to write your comments to help to continue with the second part.
Author: Jordi Bassaganas
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
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.
The indicator has standard settings. The new modification of indicator provides special marking of the segment when the moving averages begin to form a cross in one direction or another. The Alligator`s cross indicates that the trend is about to change. Modified Alligator helps traders to determine a trend on a particular timeframe even if the averages are intertwined and have a shift in the future. Direction of a trend is determined by a cross of the averages with a specified marking area on th
This indicator incorporates the volume to inform the market trend. A warning system (chart, SMS and e-mail) is incorporated for warning when a certain level is exceeded.
Developed by Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) measures the amount of Money Flow Volume (MFV) over a specific period. Money Flow Volume forms the basis for the Accumulation Distribution Line. Instead of a cumulative total of Money Flow Volume, Chaikin Money Flow simply sums Money Flow Volume for a specific look-back
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
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
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
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
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
This is an intelligent trend indicator based on Moving Averages and Bollinger Bands. The indicator does not redraw at all. In order to trade, all you have to do is watch for color changes. Go short when a thick red line is drawn over price action, and go long when the blue thick line appears under price action.
The indicator will show the trend, so therefore it is advisable that you must use an oscillator to provide for well-timed entries. Otherwise, the stop loss will probably be reached. Usin
This trading panel has been developed for fast and comfortable operation of the financial markets. It is equipped with the necessary functions for manual and semi-automated trading. Due to the presence of the order trailing feature, trailing stop and automatic closure by equity, profit, time. You can use it to automate your trading system. All you have to do is open a position and set the parameters for maintenance, everything else will be handled by the EA. If you want to limit your losses, set
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
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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
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
Auto Trade Driver is an automatic powerful tool (run as Expert Advisor) that helps you to manage risk and control orders and maximize your profit in multi-protect/trailing-stop rules.
This tool is very useful for both scalpers and trend followers. It not only calculates the trade risk exactly, but also protects and maximizes your profits in real-time.
With this tool, the only thing you have to do is to enter trade by your own strategy, then it will auto-drive your position with exit strategy y
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
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
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
Cluster analysis of volumes is now available in MetaTrader 5!
The YuСlusters indicator is a professional tool for analyzing the trading volumes. The cluster graph is plotted based on tick data. For the exchange financial instruments these are the volume, type and price of a deal. For the Forex instruments - the real or tick volume (depending on the broker) and Bid price.
There are 6 criteria of cluster generation:
Time interval, the criterion is set in seconds. Price range, the criteri
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 indicator shows buy and sell signals.
Timeframe - any, currency pair - any.
alertsMessage - enable/disable the message window. alertsSound - enable/disable sound. Arrow Type - select arrow type.There are three simple ways to filter the indicator signals:
Compare direction with the indicator from the older timeframe. Use standard MACD diagram. Use Parabolic indicator.Do not forget about money management and stop loss.
The most profitable trend traders are the ones who know how to recognize not only the market trend, but also the trading opportunities that arise once a trend has been established. The Pz Trend Trading indicator has been designed to profit has much as possible from trends taking place in the maket.
Established trends offer dozens of trading opportunities, but most trend trading indicators neglect them completely, and leave the trader completely uninformed about what the market is doing during a
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.
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 represents an additional chart window with a lower time frame where bars are combined into groups that are equivalent in time to main chart time frame. Bars are synchronized by the right hand side of the window, i.e. the time of the last bar in the main window corresponds to the time of the last bar group in the additional window. The maximum number of groups is 16; the maximum number of bars combined into groups in the additional window is 256. Limitations on the numbers are requi
This is a highly accurate, universal, multitimeframe instrument for traders following supply and demand levels.
Each chart candle is in fact a cluster – the smallest unit of market data on a price movement and a volume/effort put into this movement. The combination of these clusters (the chart itself), as well as different combinations of clusters on various timeframes provide sufficient data for analysis.
The indicator displays peak levels of activity formed by the maximum volume, tracks the
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
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.
You should optimize only two parameters: Seconds_to_move and TradePrice. It is sufficient to optimize Bobra Adept only once, for example, for a half year period. After that, Bobra Adept shows good results on a forward period (or backward in my case). This ca
Scalper with Automatic Parameter Setting
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We present you our new development for the Forex market. This is a tick scalper for МТ4 and МТ5 - TickSniper.
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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.
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There are so many wonder articles, and MQL5 Platform has everything that one need to build amazing trading strategies and much more.
You see this as a way for FX trading I see it as a global market intelligence network the only thing lacking from the Platform is "Natural Language Programming Integration" and "Big Data" to speed up processing of written languages.
Thank you for your comment! The main idea of this article is that robotic trading may not completely satisfy some traders. If this is your case, then you can consider some other approaches (decision support tools).
For example, you can combine the power of MetaTrader 5 with a human audience of experts who can make decisions on trading signals, and then analyze the knowledge obtained. One solution is capturing experts' observations in a web ontology.
A recommended reading on this subject is Roger Penroe's book "The Emperor's_New_Mind" -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor's_New_Mind
Good point! Well, I am not familiar with Support Vectors so right now I cannot understand very well how they could be used in this SDSS.
Regarding the "Natural Language Programming Integration" problem, it can be solved by first capturing knowledge into a web ontology (with RDFs or OWL) and then later publishing a SPARQL endpoint to perform "Natural Language" queries, such as Wikipedia's -> http://dbpedia.org/snorql/
By the way, there is another interesting resource on this topic entitled Predicting Crowd Behavior with Big Public Data