When to martingale?

Tomas Michalek  

Hi, I have also tried martingale system, I used some values from 1 to 3 multiplier, I also tried to have bigger or smaller TP than SL.

I have run thousands of simulation and come to conclusion, that martingale doesn't work safely. 

If you have like 1000$, you don't have to worry about probable burnout, but try it when managing 100k$.

I had system, that could survive 20x loss. Well, in one simulation I had 23x loss :-D

It's a matter of time, when there will be such a loosing spree, which will burn account. Why risk it? 

Professional traders focus on low drawdown and stable profits

Chui Yu Lui  
Justin Lee:

Hey all, I am coming up with a new system for an EA that implements martingale. 

Tp is 5 pips

multiplier = 1.2

However, I am not sure when to apply the martingale. I do not wish to use the grid method! Thanks!

There are lots of methods to implement martingale. Briefly like:

1) Using manual provided pip steps

2) Using Dynamic pip steps

Both can on top to use indicators or other strategies to add orders.

Sergey Golubev  

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William Roeder  
Justin Lee: However, I am not sure when to apply the martingale. I do not wish to use the grid method! Thanks!


Muhammad Syamil Bin Abdullah: It can be profitable.

Hedging, grid trading, same as Martingale.
          Martingale, Hedging and Grid : MHG - General - MQL5 programming forum 2016.12.20

Martingale, guaranteed to blow your account eventually. If it's not profitable without, it is definitely not profitable with.
          Martingale vs. Non Martingale (Simplified RoR vs Profit and the Illusions) - MQL5 programming forum 2015.02.11

Why it won't work:
          Calculate Loss from Lot Pips - MQL5 programming forum 2017.07.11
          THIS Trading Strategy is a LIE... I took 100,000 TRADES with the Martingale Strategy - YouTube