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Reading RSS News Feeds by Means of MQL4


This article deals with an example of reading RSS markup by means of MQL4 using the functions from the article HTML Walkthrough Using MQL4. It is assumed that the reader has read the article or at least has the general understanding of the ideas described there.

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Interesting indicator - according to the coder - this indicator can forecast the good movement of the price:

JoeChalhoub FX Forecaster - indicator for MetaTrader 4


  1. "I would trade only when the pink bar is visible.
  2. The best time to get in would be when the pink bar shows up (or down) for the very first time. A good exit point would be when the Pink bar hides behind the black bar (again as soon as this happens, I would exit)
  3. The Black bar more or less shows the trend - if it is above the zero line, the trend is up and vice versa.
  4. If the Black bar points up, and if the Pink Bar has just shown UP for the first time, it would be a great time to enter a long trade. And as soon as this Pink Bar goes behind the black bar (hides), I would exit the trade. Same logic would apply on the opposite side for a short trade."

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How to Start with Metatrader 5

Sergey Golubev, 2016.03.22 07:54

This is very good news:

MetaTrader 5 features hedging position accounting system


"The MetaTrader 5 platform was originally designed for trading within the netting position accounting system. The netting system allows having only one position per financial instrument meaning that all further operations at that instrument lead only to closing, reversal or changing the volume of the already existing position. In order to expand possibilities of retail Forex traders, we have added the second accounting system — hedging. Now, it is possible to have multiple positions per symbol, including oppositely directed ones. This paves the way to implementing trading strategies based on the so-called "locking" — if the price moves against a trader, they can open a position in the opposite direction.

Since the new system is similar to the one used in MetaTrader 4, it will be familiar to traders. At the same time, traders will be able to enjoy all the advantages of the fifth platform version — filling orders using multiple deals (including partial fills), multicurrency and multithreaded tester with support for MQL5 Cloud Network, and much more.

Now, you can use one account to trade the markets that adhere to the netting system and allow having only one position per instrument, and use another account in the same platform to trade Forex and apply hedging.

This article describes the netting and hedging systems in details, as well as sheds light on the changes related to the implementation of the second accounting system."

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Coffie v1 - indicator for MetaTrader 4

This is interesting indicator from Kalenzo. We can use this indicator to find good entry especially for lower timeframe. Indicator is not lagging so we can catch good movement in the very beginning for example.


My idea about how to use it:

  • open sell or buy if fast line is crossing zero level, and
  • slow line is moving on the same direction with fast line.

We can see +56 pips in profit in the image using this rules for example.

Files:
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Gold is Reaching at 1270

Sergey Golubev, 2013.07.01 21:04

How can we know: correction, or bullish etc (in case of using indicator for example)?

well ... let's take AbsoluteStrength indicator from MT5 CodeBase.

bullish (Bull market) :

bearish (Bear market) :

ranging (choppy market - means: buy and sell on the same time) :


flat (sideways market - means: no buy and no sell) :

correction :

correction in a bear market (Bear Market Rally) :



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Gold is Reaching at 1270

Sergey Golubev, 2013.07.01 21:43

red lines are for sell (sell lines), blue lines are for buy (buy lines). So, bullish (uptrend) and bearish (downtrend) are separated by color of the lines in this indicator. Buy is main blue line is above blue signal line and both are in uptrend. If "sell within no buy" - this is correction (opposite for rally). if "no buy" and "no sell" - this is flat.

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Old but Famous

This is very famous EA - many traders started his trading life with this EA very long time ago:

Divergence Trader - expert for MetaTrader 4

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Stretch Breakout Channel - indicator for MetaTrader 4


Author:

The developer of these indicators is Arturo López, founder of Point Zero Trading Solutions.

Who is Toby Crabel?

Toby Crabel is a self-made millionaire commodities trader who has avoided having a losing year from 1991 to 2002. Among other achievements, he wrote a great trading book entitled Day Trading with Short-term Price Patterns.

What is the Stretch?

The Stretch is calculated by taking the 10 period SMA of the absolute difference between the open and either the high or low, whichever difference is smaller. It represents the minimum average price movement/deviation from the open price during a period of time, and that value is used to calculate breakout thresholds for the current trading session. This can be used to plot a multitimeframe breakout channel.

The Opening Range Breakout (ORB) Trading Strategy

Using this strategy, the trader places a buy stop just above the open price plus the Stretch and a sell stop just below the open price minus the Stretch. The first stop triggered enters the trader into the trade and the other stop becomes the protective stop.

Crabel's research shows that the earlier in the trading session the entry stop is hit the more likely the trade will be profitable at the close. A market movement that kicks off a trend quickly in the current trading session could add significant profit to a trader's position by the close and should be considered for a multi-day trade.

Extending Crabel's research results it is obvious that as time passes and we are not filled early on then the risk increases and it becomes prudent to reduce the size of the position during the day. Trades filled towards the end of the day carry the most risk and the later in the day the trade is filled the less likely the trader will want to carry that trade overnight.


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This is very good EA for newbies - for the traders who are learning Stochastic indicator about how it works. EA is trading on overbought/oversold levels of Stochastic indicator with the following parameters which were coded to be inside this EA:

  • the parameters of Stochastic indicator which were coded inside this EA: 5/3/3
  • overbought/oversold levels to be coded in EA: 80/20
ea_Stochastic_system - expert for MetaTrader 4
  • "Advisor analyzes the readings of the indicator Stochastic has, signal for buying is the intersection of the main and signal indicator lines in the oversold zone, a signal for the intersection of sales is the main indicator and signal lines in the overbought zone."

The coder proposed set file for this EA so we may use this EA on EURUSD M15 timeframe according to this set file/parameters.

I backtested EA just to see how it works - please find backtesting results and some charts with the ideas about overbought/oversold levels:





Files:
stoch2.zip 19 kb
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looks good
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Some interesting EA was found: Exp_BykovTrend - expert for MetaTrader 5

This is EA based on on one indicator only: BykovTrend indicator which is signal indicator similar with Asctrend or BrainTrend by trading.

I am suggesting to use the following based setting for this EA:

  • BuyPosClose to fase: EA will not close the trade on opposite signal of BykovTrend indicator (it will be closed on stop loss or take profit only);
  • SellPosClose to false: EA will not close the trade on opposite signal of BykovTrend indicator;
  • InpInd_Timeframe to D1: in this case we will use the daily signal of indicator for the direction trading on M4 or M15 or H1 timeframe for example;
  • Play with stop loss and take profit values to get profitable results/settings.

How to install

  • place bykovtrend.mq5 indicator to \MQL5\Indicators\ folder (compile or restart MT5);
  • place exp_bykovtrend.mq5 EA to \MQL5\Experts\ folder (compile EA or restart MT5);
  • place tradealgorithms.mqh file to \MQL5\Include\ folder (do not compile).

Tis is backtesting results with 300 dollar initial deposit for AUDUSD and GBPUSD (M5 timeframe):



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