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Gerardo Bustos
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Gerardo Bustos  

Hello forum, good day.

 

I'm an MQL5 newbie and I have started with the Step-By-Step Guide to writing an Expert Advisor in MQL5 for Beginners  tutorial, but when I run the code I get a message about Invalid stops and an error 4756. I started to modify it but still continue to get the same errors. Could someone with more experience in MQL5 point me in the right direction or help me with a couple freelance classes/jobs in order to complete this EA please? Help will be much appreciated. 

 

What I'm trying to do in my first EA is: 

1. Check ADX indicator values when a new bar is created (right at 00:00 hours).

2. If +DI > -DI it should be Buy position, else, if +DI < -DI should be a Sell position.

3. Once determined if it is a Buy or Sell position:

    3.1. If it is a Buy position and the previous bar is black (Bear), the order should be placed as a pending order (Buy Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Lowest price from previous bar - 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not black, then the order shuld not be placed.

    3.2. If it is a Sell position and the previous bar is white (Bull), the order should be placed as a pending order (Sell Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Highest price from previous bar + 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not white, then the order will not be placed.

4. Stop Loss should be moved every day.

5. When the latest price of the product (ask/buy, or bid/sell) reaches Stop Loss, the position is closed. 


For now I'm trying to do this with a Market order, but I need to do it with a Pending order. Here is the code I'm using:

 

//--- Input variables
input double Lots     = 0.1;    // Lots to trade / Trade volume
input int StopLoss    = 1000;   // Stop Loss should be in $
input int ADX_Period  = 14;     // ADX Period

//--- Global Variables
bool BuyOpened, SellOpened;     // Variables to check for Opened positions
int ADX_Handle;                 // Handle for our ADX indicator
int SL;                         // To be used for Stop Loss value

double ADX_Val[],               // Dynamic arrays to hold the values of ADX,
       Plus_DI[],               // +DI and
       Minus_DI[];              // -DI for each bar

double p_Open,                  // Dynamic arrays to hold the opening,
       p_High,                  // highest,
       p_Low,                   // lowest
       p_Close;                 // and closing prices of each bar

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Expert initialization function                                   |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
int OnInit () {

    //--- Get handle for ADX indicator
    ADX_Handle = iADX(NULL, 0, ADX_Period);

    //--- What if ADX_Handle returns invalid handle?
    if ( ADX_Handle < 0 ) {
        Alert("Error creating ADX_Handle for indicators - error: ", GetLastError(), "!");
    }

    //--- Assign StopLoss value to SL variable
    SL = StopLoss;

    //--- Let us handle currency pairs with 5 or 3 digit prices instead of 4
    if ( _Digits == 5 || _Digits == 3 ) {
        SL *= 10;
    }

    //--- Check that everything is running correctly
    return(0);

} // end OnInit()

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Expert deinitialization function                                 |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
void OnDeinit (const int reason) {

    //--- Release our indicator handles
    IndicatorRelease(ADX_Handle);

} // end OnDeinit()

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Expert tick function                                             |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
void OnTick () {

    /**
     * Check for new bars
     */
    //--- Do we have enough bars to work with?
    if ( Bars(_Symbol, _Period) < 60 ) {
        Alert("We have less than 60 bars, EA will not exist!!");
        return;
    }

    //--- We will use the static Old_Time variable to serve the bar time.
    //--- At each OnTick execution we will check the current bar time with the saved one.
    //--- If the bar time isn't equal to the saved time, it indicates that we have a new tick.
    static datetime Old_Time;
    datetime New_Time[1];
    bool IsNewBar = false;

    //--- Copying the last bar time to the element New_Time[0]
    int copied = CopyTime(_Symbol, _Period, 0, 1, New_Time);

    if ( copied > 0 ) { // ok, the data has been copied successfully
        if ( Old_Time != New_Time[0] ) { // if old time isn't equal to new bar time
            IsNewBar = true; // if it isn't a first call, the new bar has appeared

            if ( MQL5InfoInteger(MQL5_DEBUGGING) ) {
                Print( "We have new bar here ", New_Time[0], " old time was ", Old_Time );
            }

            Old_Time = New_Time[0];
        }
    } else {
        Alert("Error in copying historical times data, error: ", GetLastError(), "!!");
        ResetLastError();
        return;
    }

    //--- EA should only check for new trade if we have a new bar
    if ( IsNewBar == false ) {
        return;
    }

    //--- Do we have enough bars to work with?
    int Mybars = Bars(_Symbol, _Period);

    if ( Mybars < 60 ) { // if total bars is less than 60 bars
        Alert("We have less than 60 bars, EA will now exist!!");
        return;
    }

    //--- Define some MQL5 structures we will use for our trade
    MqlTradeRequest request;    // To be used for sending our trade requests
    MqlTradeResult result;      // To be used to get our trade results
    MqlRates rates[];           // To be used to store prices, volumes and spread of each bar
    ZeroMemory(request);        // Initialization of request structure

    /**
     * Reverse the time series ... 3 2 1 0
     */
    //--- The rates array
    ArraySetAsSeries(rates, true);

    //--- The ADX values arrays
    ArraySetAsSeries(ADX_Val, true);

    //--- The ADX +DI values array
    ArraySetAsSeries(Plus_DI, true);

    //--- The ADX -DI values array
    ArraySetAsSeries(Minus_DI, true);

    //--- Copy the new values of our indicators to buffers (arrays) using the handle
    CopyBuffer(ADX_Handle, 0, 1, 3, ADX_Val);
    CopyBuffer(ADX_Handle, 1, 1, 3, Plus_DI);
    CopyBuffer(ADX_Handle, 2, 1, 3, Minus_DI);

    //--- Get the details of the last 3 bars
    int copied_rates = CopyRates(_Symbol, _Period, 0, 3, rates);

    // CopyOpen(_Symbol, Period(), 0, 3, p_Open);
    // CopyHigh(_Symbol, Period(), 0, 3, p_High);
    // CopyLow(_Symbol, Period(), 0, 3, p_Low);
    // CopyClose(_Symbol, Period(), 0, 3, p_Close);

    //--- Do we have positions opened already?
    BuyOpened = false;  // Variable to hold the result of Buy opened position
    SellOpened = false; // Variable to hold the result of Sell opened position

    if ( PositionSelect(_Symbol) == true ) { // We have an opened position
        if ( PositionGetInteger(POSITION_TYPE) == POSITION_TYPE_BUY ) {
            BuyOpened = true;  // It's a buy
        } else if ( PositionGetInteger(POSITION_TYPE) == POSITION_TYPE_SELL ) {
            SellOpened = true; // It's a sell
        }
    }

    //--- Current position information
    // bool open_position = PositionSelect(_Symbol);
    // long position_type = PositionGetInteger(POSITION_TYPE);

    // Copy the previous bar prices prior to the current bar, that is Bar 1
    p_Open  = rates[1].open;    // Bar 1 opening price
    p_High  = rates[1].high;    // Bar 1 highest price
    p_Low   = rates[1].low;     // Bar 1 lowest price
    p_Close = rates[1].close;   // Bar 1 closing price

    //--- Declare variables to hold our Buy and Sell conditions
    bool Buy_Condition  = (Plus_DI[0] > Minus_DI[0]) && (p_Close < p_Open);     // Buy condition
    bool Sell_Condition = (Plus_DI[0] < Minus_DI[0]) && (p_Close > p_Open);     // Sell condition

    /**
     * Check for long/Buy, or a short/Sell
     */
    if ( Buy_Condition ) { //--- Open Buy order
        //--- Any opened Buy position?
        if ( BuyOpened ) {
            Alert("We already have a Buy position!");
            return;     // Don't open a new buy position
        }

        ZeroMemory(request);
        ZeroMemory(result);

        request.action       = TRADE_ACTION_DEAL;
        request.type         = ORDER_TYPE_BUY;
        request.symbol       = _Symbol;
        request.volume       = Lots;
        request.price        = NormalizeDouble(p_Open, _Digits);
        request.sl           = NormalizeDouble(p_High - SL * _Point, _Digits);
        request.type_filling = ORDER_FILLING_FOK;
        request.deviation    = 50;

        //--- Send Buy order
        int trade_order_1 = OrderSend(request, result);

        //--- Get the result code
        if ( result.retcode == TRADE_RETCODE_PLACED || result.retcode == TRADE_RETCODE_DONE ) {
            Alert("A buy order has been successfully placed with Ticket #", result.order, "!");
        } else {
            Alert("The buy order request could not be completed - error: ", GetLastError(), "!");
            ResetLastError();
            return;
        }
    } else if ( Sell_Condition ) { //--- Open Sell order
        //--- Any opened Sell position?
        if ( SellOpened ) {
            Alert("We already have a Sell position !");
            return;     // Don't open a new Sell position
        }

        ZeroMemory(request);
        ZeroMemory(result);

        request.action       = TRADE_ACTION_DEAL;
        request.type         = ORDER_TYPE_SELL;
        request.symbol       = _Symbol;
        request.volume       = Lots;
        request.price        = NormalizeDouble(p_Open, _Digits);
        request.sl           = NormalizeDouble(p_Low + SL * _Point, _Digits);
        request.type_filling = ORDER_FILLING_FOK;
        request.deviation    = 50;

        //--- Send Sell order
        int trade_order_2 = OrderSend(request, result);

        //--- Get the result code
        if ( result.retcode == TRADE_RETCODE_PLACED || result.retcode == TRADE_RETCODE_DONE ) {
            Alert("A sell order has been successfully placed with Ticket #", result.order, "!");
        } else {
            Alert("The sell order request could not be completed - error: ", GetLastError(), "!");
            ResetLastError();
            return;
        }
    }

} // end OnTick()

//+------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Regards and thank you in advance,

codeMolecules 

Sky Limit
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Sky Limit  
codeMolecules:

Hello forum, good day.

 

I'm an MQL5 newbie and I have started with the Step-By-Step Guide to writing an Expert Advisor in MQL5 for Beginners  tutorial, but when I run the code I get a message about Invalid stops and an error 4756. I started to modify it but still continue to get the same errors. Could someone with more experience in MQL5 point me in the right direction or help me with a couple freelance classes/jobs in order to complete this EA please? Help will be much appreciated. 

 

What I'm trying to do in my first EA is: 

1. Check ADX indicator values when a new bar is created (right at 00:00 hours).

2. If +DI > -DI it should be Buy position, else, if +DI < -DI should be a Sell position.

3. Once determined if it is a Buy or Sell position:

    3.1. If it is a Buy position and the previous bar is black (Bear), the order should be placed as a pending order (Buy Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Lowest price from previous bar - 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not black, then the order shuld not be placed.

    3.2. If it is a Sell position and the previous bar is white (Bull), the order should be placed as a pending order (Sell Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Highest price from previous bar + 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not white, then the order will not be placed.

4. Stop Loss should be moved every day.

5. When the latest price of the product (ask/buy, or bid/sell) reaches Stop Loss, the position is closed. 


For now I'm trying to do this with a Market order, but I need to do it with a Pending order. Here is the code I'm using:

 

 

Regards and thank you in advance,

codeMolecules 

codeMolecules
:

Hello forum, good day.

 

I'm an MQL5 newbie and I have started with the Step-By-Step Guide to writing an Expert Advisor in MQL5 for Beginners  tutorial, but when I run the code I get a message about Invalid stops and an error 4756. I started to modify it but still continue to get the same errors. Could someone with more experience in MQL5 point me in the right direction or help me with a couple freelance classes/jobs in order to complete this EA please? Help will be much appreciated. 

 

What I'm trying to do in my first EA is: 

1. Check ADX indicator values when a new bar is created (right at 00:00 hours).

2. If +DI > -DI it should be Buy position, else, if +DI < -DI should be a Sell position.

3. Once determined if it is a Buy or Sell position:

    3.1. If it is a Buy position and the previous bar is black (Bear), the order should be placed as a pending order (Buy Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Lowest price from previous bar - 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not black, then the order shuld not be placed.

    3.2. If it is a Sell position and the previous bar is white (Bull), the order should be placed as a pending order (Sell Stop) with the Opening price of the previous bar; Stop Loss should be placed at the Highest price from previous bar + 0.1 cents. If the previous bar is not white, then the order will not be placed.

4. Stop Loss should be moved every day.

5. When the latest price of the product (ask/buy, or bid/sell) reaches Stop Loss, the position is closed. 


For now I'm trying to do this with a Market order, but I need to do it with a Pending order. Here is the code I'm using:

 

 

Regards and thank you in advance,

codeMolecules 

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