why does that happen?

 

when I use my ea on metatrader5 demo direct downloaded from mt5 wbsite, I make profits.

 when I trade the same ea on mt5 of some broekr, the ea fails.


Reason?

 
pcindia:

when I use my ea on metatrader5 demo direct downloaded from mt5 wbsite, I make profits.

 when I trade the same ea on mt5 of some broekr, the ea fails.


Reason?

Different trading conditions.

 
Eleni Anna Branou #:

Different trading conditions.

can u explain that for me please? and how do I conquer that?

 
pcindia #: can u explain that for me please? and how do I conquer that?

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Fernando Carreiro, 2022.05.27 20:26

Yes. Your EA does not properly adjust for different contract specifications or broker conditions.


 

In other words, there may be differences. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Quote prices
  • Spread
  • Commission
  • Swaps
  • Minimum volume or volume step
  • Liquidity
  • Network latency
  • etc.
 
Fernando Carreiro #:

In other words, there may be differences. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Quote prices
  • Spread
  • Commission
  • Swaps
  • Minimum volume or volume step
  • Liquidity
  • Network latency
  • etc.
Correct, network latency and liquidity. now how do i sort that problem out? 
 
pcindia #:
Correct, network latency and liquidity. now how do i sort that problem out? 

Compare different brokers, to find the best trading conditions.

Recommendations are not allowed in the forum, so you need to make your own search.

 
pcindia #:correct, network latency and liquidity. now how do i sort that problem out? 

Network latency? Improve your internet connection or use a VPS that is close to the broker and offers low latency connection to them.

Liquidity? I don't believe liquidity is your problem since I am sure you are not trading with millions in your account balance and high volume, unless it is a VERY RARE symbol being traded. But in any case, you can't change liquidity. Choose a broker that offers the necessary conditions for the the type of trading you need.

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