# How to resume trading in x minutes after loss

```int start() {
if(AccountEquity()>AccountBalance())
CloseOrders();```

so this will close all orders as soon as any  there is any profit its just an example in mt4 but  what i want is   time resume  ,,like  after this closes all orders     i want to resume in lets say 5 minutes    how do we do that?

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so this will close all orders as soon as any  there is any profit its just an example in mt4 but  what i want is   time resume  ,,like  after this closes all orders     i want to resume in lets say 5 minutes    how do we do that?

Hi , this is not tested

So what is happening is :

• declare a variable that retains the last time your system fully stopped
• when your system fully stops you capture the time
• if there is a time captured and the limit input is not zero (system active by user) then you run a check
• which compares the difference in seconds of the current time from the last stop time

a more complete solution would retain all that info even after reinits and terminal shutdowns , check for trading etc check if all trades closed  etc

```input int continueSecs=3600;//continue after stop in seconds
datetime stopped=0;
int start(){
if(AccountEquity()>AccountBalance()){
CloseOrders();
//should check if they really closed , but not of topic
stopped=TimeLocal();
}
//if you have a recent stopped time
if(stopped!=0&&continueSecs>0){
//difference in seconds
int secs_diff=((int)TimeLocal())-((int)stopped);
//if the difference crosses over your limit reopen
if(secs_diff>=continueSecs){
stopped=0;
}
}
}```

Lorentzos Roussos #:

Hi , this is not tested

So what is happening is :

• declare a variable that retains the last time your system fully stopped
• when your system fully stops you capture the time
• if there is a time captured and the limit input is not zero (system active by user) then you run a check
• which compares the difference in seconds of the current time from the last stop time

a more complete solution would retain all that info even after reinits and terminal shutdowns , check for trading etc check if all trades closed  etc

thank you bro

 Code ```input int continueSecs=3600;//continue after stop in seconds datetime stopped=0; int start(){ if(AccountEquity()>AccountBalance()){ CloseOrders(); //should check if they really closed , but not of topic stopped=TimeLocal(); } //if you have a recent stopped time if(stopped!=0&&continueSecs>0){ //difference in seconds    int secs_diff=((int)TimeLocal())-((int)stopped); //if the difference crosses over your limit reopen   if(secs_diff>=continueSecs){   //open your trades here and reset stopped time      stopped=0;   }``` Simplified ```input int continueSecs=3600;//continue after stop in seconds datetime stopped=0; int start(){    if(AccountEquity()>AccountBalance()){       CloseOrders(); stopped = TimeLocal() + continueSeconds;    }    //if the "continue after" has expired.    if(stopped < TimeLocal()){      //open your trades here and reset stopped time    } }```

William Roeder #:
 Code Simplified

Awesome , thank you sir William