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CupidAlaska
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CupidAlaska 2015.04.23 12:54 

Hi everyone,

I know this might sound silly to most of you, but I recently have bought my first EA and have attached it to the currency pair chart I want to use it on;

I got the smiley face and everything seems fine as my orders are being placed and my EA is operating.

However, how does a EA recognize a trend?  Do I have to download the history of the relevant currency pair so my EA can run optimally? 

 

Would someone be able to elaborate this for me?

 

Many thanks!

Cupid x 

Drazen Penic
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Drazen Penic 2015.04.23 13:06  

You have to ask the seller or developer. 

Nobody here can know how your EA works.

CupidAlaska
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CupidAlaska 2015.04.23 13:19  
drazen64:

You have to ask the seller or developer. 

Nobody here can know how your EA works.

I mean, just generally speaking?

The reason I ask is, that my VPS is slowing running out of space and I could delete .hts data, but I am not sure if it would affect my EAs performance?

What do you guys tend to do?

Thanks

Cupid 

Drazen Penic
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Drazen Penic 2015.04.23 13:40  

If you are running out of disk space on VPS, you might:

  • Consider buying more space
  • Remove all unused symbols from the market watch window. It will stop downloading ticks for the removed symbols.
  • Check log files sizes. They also tend to grow if developer left log messages in the code. 
  • Remove all unnecessary files from the VPS (windows temp folders, browser cache, uninstall unused software, delete personal files you do not need on VPS any more ...)

Dan Thompson
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Dan Thompson 2015.05.06 07:51  
Trend can be determined several ways but that's a loaded question and is exactly why someone suggested asking the developer. I have an EA I'm working on where a human decides the trend. Trend on a 15 minute chart may go completely against the trend on a daily chart. 
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