Hello, Ruslan! It is the first time
you are participating in the Championship and you are already close
enough to a winning position. Where are you from and how long do you
deal with the automated trading?
I live in the Far North in Khanymey
village of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. I started developing Expert
Advisors a year ago after I tried to trade manually using the terminal
of VTB24 Bank called onlinebroker. Then VTB24 offered MetaTrader 5
platform. While using the platform, I also had some MQL5 programming
experience. At first, I did not have enough knowledge, as I was not
quite good at C++. My daughter Elvira, who is a programmer and
mathematician graduated from Tomsk university, helped me to master all
the peculiarities of the language.
First of all, I tried to generate Expert Advisors
and test them. Then I decided to develop trading robots following my
own mathematical models. I selected the Expert Advisor based on ATR and
started to improve it. As a result, I had about 15 Expert Advisors based
on various models at the beginning of the Championship. I have chosen
the most reliable of them according to the test results. However, the
final optimization has been performed on a light-duty netbook, as I was
on vacation that time having a rest in one of the Altai health resorts.
Therefore, the number of test passes was small. Now, I use the
remarkable function of the strategy tester – connect all available home PCs to perform optimization works. That helped me to increase productivity as much as eight times.
The full text of the news can be found at the Championship's website - Interview with Ruslan Ziyatdinov (rusland1962).