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newdigital, 2014.04.24 06:24
How to use RSI (based on dailyfx article)
Knowing this, traders should avoid RSI signals to sell as prices
continue upward towards higher highs. So how can traders use RSI in a
strong trending market?
Positive RSI Divergence
RSI divergence is a great tool for trend traders to use to help filter
RSI entry signals. The word divergence implies that we are looking at
price separating from our indicator. This can easily be identified on
the chart by identifying two points to begin on our graph. In an
uptrend, if price is retracing and moving towards a lower low but RSI is
forming a higher low this can be used to trigger fresh buy orders. The
idea is to buy when momentum is returning to the market. As RSI moves
higher it can pinpoint just that.
Below we have an example of positive divergence and RSI at work. There
are two potential entries highlighted below. The first uses a
traditional RSI crossover for entry. If stops are placed below a swing
low, traders would have been exited for a loss on this position. From
this point, as the market continues toward a lower low, RSI begins to
form a higher low. This is a strong signal that momentum is returning in
the direction of the trend. Traders then have the ability to trade the
next RSI signal and enter the market upon the trends continuation.
Trading a RSI Strategy
As you can see RSI and positive divergence can be great tools for
trading trending markets! Now that you are more familiar with one of the
many uses for RSI, you can begin working with the indicator in your
Libraries: The Moving Average Class
newdigital, 2014.05.01 09:53
Three Ways to Trade with Moving Averages
Indicators can be tricky tools. Knowing which ones to use and how to use
them can be complicated enough; but finding out how to properly employ
an entire strategy in the right market environment can be the most
difficult question for traders to address.
The Moving Average is simply the last x period’s closing prices added
together, and divided by the number of observed periods (x). And it’s in
its simplicity lies its beauty. When prices are trending higher, the
moving average will reflect this by also moving higher. And when prices
are trending lower, these new lower prices will begin to be factored
into the moving average and it too will begin moving lower.
While this averaging effect brings on an element of lag, it also allows
the trader an ideal way of categorizing trends and trending conditions.
In this article, we’re going to discuss three different ways this
utilitarian indicator can be employed by the trader.
As a Trend-Filter
Because the moving average does such a great job of identifying the
trend, it can be readily used to offer traders a trend-side bias in
their strategies. So if price action is above a moving average, only
long positions are looked at while price action below the moving average
mandates that only short positions are taken.
For this trend-filtering effect, longer-term moving averages generally
work better as faster-period settings may be too active for the desired
filtering effect. The 200 Day Moving Average is a common example, which
is simply the last 200 day’s closing prices added together and divided
After a bias has been obtained and traders know which direction they
want to look to trade in a market, positions can be triggered in a
variety of ways. An oscillator such as RSI or CCI can help traders catch
retracements by identifying short-term overbought or oversold
In the picture below, we show an example of a CCI (Commodity Channel
Index) Entry with the 200 day moving average as a trend filter.
As a trigger to initiate positions
Taking the idea of strategy development a step further, the logic of the
moving average can also be used to actually open new positions.
After all, if price action is showing a trending state just by residing
above a moving average, doesn’t logic dictate that the very action of
crossing that moving average can have trending connotations as well?
So traders can also use the price/moving average crossover as a trigger into new positions, as shown below.
The Moving Average can also be used to initiate positions in the direction of the trend
The downside to the moving average trigger is that choppy or trend-less
markets can invite sloppy entries as congested prices meander back and
forth around a specific MA. So it’s highly suggested to avoid using a
moving average trigger in isolation without any other filters or
limitations. Doing so could mean massive losses if markets congest or
range for prolonged periods of time.
As a Crossover Trigger
The third and final way that moving averages can be implemented is with
the moving average crossover. This is an extremely common way of
triggering trades, but has the undesired impact of being especially
‘laggy’ by introducing two different lagging indicators rather than just
one (as is the case of using the MA as a filter or a trigger
Common examples of moving average crossovers are the 20 and 50 period
crossovers, the 20 and 100 period crossover, the 20 and 200 period
crossover, and the 50 and 200 period crossover (commonly called ‘the
death cross’ when the 50 goes below the 200, or the ‘golden cross’ when
the 50 goes above the 200).
The 50 Day/200 Day Moving Average Crossover :
This can be taken a step further with multiple time frame analysis.
Traders can look to a longer-term chart to use a moving average filter
as we had outlined in the (1) part of this article, and then the
crossover can be used as a trigger in the direction of the trend on the
shorter time frame.
While no indicator is going to be perfect, these three methods show the
utility that can be brought to the table with the moving average, and
how easily traders can use this versatile tool to trigger trades ahead
and in front of very large, outsized moves in the market.
newdigital, 2014.05.02 10:19
How to Trade Short-Term (Day-Trade)
So, first and foremost before we get into the process of short-term
trading, I want to specify that this is often the most difficult way for
new traders to get started. Preferably, new traders will start with
longer-term charts and approaches that may be more forgiving, and as
they gain experience and comfort they can then elect to move into faster
The Biggest Challenge of Short-Term Trading
The biggest challenge of short-term trading is the same as the Top
Trading Mistake. Too few traders looking to scalp actually do so
correctly, under the incorrect presumption that trading on really
short-term charts gives them enough control to trade without stops
While keeping your finger on the trigger may give you more control, it
means absolutely nothing if prices gap against your position or if a
really big piece of news comes out that completely de-rails your trading
plan. So, even though you may be watching price action on a five or
fifteen-minute chart, protective stops are still needed.
Further to this point, traders need to be able to focus on winning more
when they are right than they lose when they are wrong. To put this
another way, just because one is trading very short-term, it doesn’t
mean that they can ignore The Number One Mistake Forex Traders Make.
This can be a huge challenge on really short-term charts where near-term
price movements are unpredictable. But it’s not impossible. In this
strategy, I’ll attempt to show you a way to do this.
An additional concern is variance. Per statistical analysis, the less
information that is being analyzed in a data set, the less ‘reliable’
that information becomes. If we’re looking at longer-term charts, such
as the daily or the weekly charts, quite a bit of information is going
into the formation of each individual candle. On a very short-term
chart, the opposite is true. Significantly less information goes into
each candle, and thereby each candle is less reliable as a forecast of
future candle formations.
With all of the above being said, trading on short-term charts is still
possible. It just requires that traders utilize even more control and
discipline over their trading approaches and risk management. For new
traders that often struggle with risk management, or staying
disciplined; the results can be disastrous. But if those boxes are
checked, traders can look to exert the upmost of control over their
approach with shorter time frames.
But just because we’re trading on shorter-term charts, does that mean we
want the entirety of our analysis to be performed on those time frames?
Absolutely not. We can still incorporate analysis from longer time
frames into our approaches in an effort to get the best probabilities of
The indicators that I add are the 8 and 34 period exponential moving
averages, based on the hourly chart but plotted on the 5-minute chart
Multiple time frame analysis can help traders see the ‘bigger picture’
These indicators act as a compass for the strategy, helping to see
what’s taking place with a longer-term time horizon. If the faster 8
period moving average (based on the hourly chart) is above the slower 34
period moving average (also based on the hourly chart), then the
strategy is looking to go long, and to only go long. As long as the
hourly 8 period EMA is above the hourly 34 period EMA, only buy
positions are entertained.
The hourly moving averages work like a compass, showing traders which direction to trade the trend
Once the trend has been identified, and the bias has been obtained, the
trader can then look for entries in the direction of that trend; looking
for momentum to continue on the 5-minute chart as it has been displayed
by our hourly-moving averages.
And when looking to buy, we ideally want to ‘buy low’ or ‘sell high.’
So, just because the trend is up and we’re looking to buy, it doesn’t
mean we want to blindly do so. We still need a ‘trigger’ for the
position, and for this, we can incorporate another exponential moving
The trigger for this strategy is another 8 period exponential moving
average, but this one is built on the shorter-term five-minute chart.
When price crosses the 8-period five-minute EMA in the direction of the
trend, the trader can look to buy in anticipation of the
‘bigger-picture’ trend coming back in force.
The ‘trigger’ in the strategy is when price crosses the 8-period five-minute EMA in the direction of the trend
The large benefit behind the strategy is that just by the very act of
price moving in the trend-side direction over the shorter-term EMA,
traders are buying or selling short-term retracements in the direction
of the momentum.
The most attractive part of the strategy is that it allows for traders
to ‘buy cheaply’ in anticipation of bullish momentum, or to ‘sell
expensively’ in anticipation of bearish momentum.
When prices make those short-term retracements, they create swings in
price action. And per price action logic, of up-trends making
‘higher-highs’ and ‘higher-lows,’ traders can look to place the stop for
their long position below the previous ‘higher-low’ so that if the
up-trend doesn’t continue – the trader can exit the position for a
Stops for long positions go below the prior period’s opposing-side swing
In the case of short positions, traders would want to look to place
stops for short positions above the previous ‘lower-high,’ so that if
the down-trend does not continue, the short position could be closed in
an effort of mitigating the damage as much as possible.
In my opinion, this is the most attractive part of this type of
strategy. It allows traders to attempt to avoid The Number One Mistake
that Forex Traders Make even though very short-term charts are being
used to trigger positions.
If momentum does continue in the trend-side direction, the trader could
be in a very attractive position as prices continue to move in their
If the trend does continue, should the trader just sit on their limit
order and wait for the sound of the cash register to ‘cha-ching?’
No way. When trading on short-term charts, things can change VERY quickly, and it’s the day-trader’s job to manage that risk.
When the position gets in the money by the amount of the initial stop (a
1-to-1 risk-to-reward ratio), the trader can look to move the stop to
break-even so that, worst-case scenario should prices and momentum
reverse, the trader puts themselves in a position to avoid taking a
At this point, the trader can also begin ‘scaling out’ of the position.
Since a 1-to-1 risk-to-reward has been realized, the trader is actively
attempting to avoid The Top Trading Mistake; and should momentum
continue in the trend-side direction, the trader stands to profit
As prices continue in the direction of the trader’s position, additional
pieces of the trade can be closed or ‘scaled out’ as prices move in
The goal is to get the ‘average out’ from the strategy as large as
possible, and if momentum is to continue, this strategy can allow the
trader to do just that.
After the stop has been moved to break-even, and the initial risk is
removed from the position; traders can even look to add-to the trade
with new positions or new lots in an attempt to build a larger position
with a significantly smaller amount of risk.
There is good article concerning to fundamental trading (for creation of the EAs related to News Trading) :
Building an Automatic News Trader As Investopedia
states, a news trader is "a trader or investor who makes trading or
investing decisions based on news announcements". Indeed, economic
reports such as a country's GDP, consumer confidence indexes and
employment data of countries, amongst others, often produce significant
movements in the currency markets. Have you ever attended a U.S.
Non-Farm Payrolls release? If so, you already know that these reports
may determine currencies' recent future and act as catalysts for trends
newdigital, 2014.05.08 21:49
The Three Keys of Day-Trading (based on dailyfx article)
1. Have your strategy (and plan) set before ever placing a trade
Do you already have a trading plan with your
strategy written out? If you don’t, you should. While it may sound
overly-detailed, or pedantic; the simple act of just knowing how you
want to approach a market can have a massive impact on your overall
Discipline is a necessary trait for any
discretionary trader, and perhaps even more important for a short-term
trader: But if you don’t know what you should do or how you should do it
– how can you expect to have long-term success?
That’s where the trading plan comes in. This is like
the trader’s ‘constitution’ as to how they’re going to operate and
speculate in a market. This way, anytime a trader begins their
operations for a day they already know how they want to attack the
market, and they don’t have to make up a brand-new game plan every
2. Be selective – Trading is not entertainment
A key benefit of having the trading plan written out
is that the strategy or mannerism for placing trades is already decided
upon, and the trader simply has to look to execute as their strategy
If a trader takes a position that doesn’t fall
within the plan or the strategy, well they know that it’s their fault
for not following the plan. It’s an unfortunate truth, but in many cases
the only way discipline can truly be learned is by seeing and feeling
the ramifications of being undisciplined; and in trading, that amounts
to losing money.
I know that many traders, particularly new traders
want to eschew this testing and building and formulating because, well
it’s not all that much fun. But trading is not supposed to be
entertainment. If you want entertainment, there are movies and music and
all kinds of other things in this world to enjoy. Trading is a way to
make (or lose) money.
Surely, there’s an emotional response that human
beings get when placing trades… the potential to make or lose money
brings on the excitement or thrill of ‘the chase.’
But losing money isn’t fun… making money is. Losing
money is painful, costly, and psychologically-defeating. Over a long
enough period of losing, most people will eventually abandon their
efforts and look for greener pastures elsewhere (by quitting trading and
giving up on their goals). And it’s all because that trader couldn’t
control themselves enough to stick to their own plan.
Give yourself the best chances of success by
choosing high-probability strategies that you’re confident in so that
you can simply follow your own plan as opposed to ‘waking up in a new
world every morning.’
3. Risk management is critical to short-term traders
One of the biggest misconceptions about trading is
that winning percentages are the largest determinant of success. If you
look at most other venues in modern-day society, winning is the only
thing that matters.
In trading, this is somewhat deceiving; because the
size of the losses versus the size of the wins takes on a huge level of
importance. So much so that winning only 35-40% of the time could allow
for profitability, while a trader winning 60 or 70% of the time could
still be struggling while losing money (on net).
But many scalpers think or feel that looking for
bigger rewards than risk amounts is simply impossible in the short-term;
so they use wide stops and look to take ‘quick’ profits and they try to
win 80 or 90% of the time. This doesn’t usually work out well. Why?
It’s because we can’t tell the future. No matter how
strong your analysis, or strategy or trading plan – markets (and the
future) will always be unpredictable.
Discussion of article "MQL5 for Newbies: Guide to Using Technical Indicators in Expert Advisors"
newdigital, 2014.02.27 16:46
Introduction to Technical Indicators (based on dailyfx aticle)
Trend following indicators were created to help traders trade currency
pairs that are trending up or trending down. We have all heard the
phrase “the trend is your friend.” These indicators can help point out
the direction of the trend and can tell us if a trend actually exists.
A Moving Average (MA for short) is a technical tool that averages a
currency pair’s price over a period of time. The smoothing effect this
has on the chart helps give a clearer indication on what direction the
pair is moving… either up, down, or sideways. There are a variety of
moving averages to choose from. Simple Moving Averages and Exponential
Moving Averages are by far the most popular.
Ichimoku is a complicated looking trend assistant that turns out to be
much simpler than it initially appears. This Japanese indicator was
created to be a standalone indicator that shows current trends, displays
support/resistance levels, and indicates when a trend has likely
reversed. Ichimoku roughly translates to “one glance” since it is meant
to be a quick way to see how price is behaving on a chart.
The Average Direction Index takes a different method when it comes to
analyzing trends. It won’t tell you whether price is trending up or
down, but it will tell you if price is trending or is ranging. This
makes it the perfect filter for either a range or trend strategy by
making sure you are trading based on current market conditions.
Oscillators give traders an idea of how momentum is developing on a
specific currency pair. When price treks higher, oscillators will move
higher. When price drops lower, oscillators will move lower. Whenever
oscillators reach an extreme level, it might be time to look for price
to turn back around to the mean. However, just because an oscillator
reaches “Overbought” or “Oversold” levels doesn’t mean we should try to
call a top or a bottom. Oscillators can stay at extreme levels for a
long time, so we need to wait for a valid sign before trading.
The Relative Strength Index is arguably the most popular oscillator out
there. A big component of its formula is the ratio between the average
gain and average loss over the last 14 periods. The RSI is bound between
0 – 100 and is considered overbought above 70 and oversold when below
30. Traders generally look to sell when 70 is crossed from above and
look to buy when 30 is crossed from below.
Stochastics offer traders a different approach to calculate price
oscillations by tracking how far the current price is from the lowest
low of the last X number of periods. This distance is then divided by
the difference between the high and low price during the same number of
periods. The line created, %K, is then used to create a moving average,
%D, that is placed directly on top of the %K. The result is two lines
moving between 0-100 with overbought and oversold levels at 80 and 20.
Traders can wait for the two lines to crosses while in overbought or
oversold territories or they can look for divergence between the
stochastic and the actual price before placing a trade.
The Commodity Channel Index is different than many oscillators in that
there is no limit to how high or how low it can go. It uses 0 as a
centerline with overbought and oversold levels starting at +100 and
-100. Traders look to sell breaks below +100 and buy breaks above -100.
To see some real examples of the CCI in action,
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence tracks the difference between
two EMA lines, the 12 EMA and 26 EMA. The difference between the two
EMAs is then drawn on a sub-chart (called the MACD line) with a 9 EMA
drawn directly on top of it (called the Signal line). Traders then look
to buy when the MACD line crosses above the signal line and look to sell
when the MACD line crosses below the signal line. There are also
opportunities to trade divergence between the MACD and price.
Volatility measures how large the upswings and downswings are for a
particular currency pair. When a currency’s price fluctuates wildly up
and down it is said to have high volatility. Whereas a currency pair
that does not fluctuate as much is said to have low volatility. It’s
important to note how volatile a currency pair is before opening a
trade, so we can take that into consideration with picking our trade
size and stop and limit levels.
Bollinger Bands print 3 lines directly on top of the price chart. The
middle ‘band’ is a 20-period simple moving average with an upper and low
‘band’ that are drawn 2 standard deviations above and below the 20 MA.
This means the more volatile the pair is, the wider the outer bands will
become, giving the Bollinger Bands the ability to be used universally
across currency pairs no matter how they behave. The wider the bands,
the more volatile the pair. Most common uses for Bollinger Bands are
trying to trade double tops/bottoms that hit an upper or lower band or
looking to trade bounces off an outer band in the direction of the
Bollinger Bands® is a registered trademark of John Bollinger.
The Average True Range tells us the average distance between the high
and low price over the last X number of bars (typically 14). This
indicator is presented in pips where the higher the ATR gets, the more
volatile the pair, and vice versa. This makes it a perfect tool to
measure volatility and also can be a huge help when selecting where we
should set our stop losses.
Being one of the older technical indicators, Pivot Points are one of
the most widely used in all markets including equities, commodities, and
Forex. They are created using a formula composed of high, low and close
prices for the previous period. There is a central pivot line and
subsequent support lines and resistance lines surrounding it. Traders
use these lines as potential support and resistance levels, levels that
price might have a difficult time breaking through.
Price channels or Donchian Channels are lines above and below recent
price action that show the high and low prices over an extended period
of time These lines can then act as support or resistance if price comes
into contact with them again. A common use for Donchian channels is
trading a break of a line in the direction of the overall trend. This
strategy was made famous by Richard Dennis’ Turtle Traders where Dennis
took everyday people and was able to successfully teach them how to
trade futures based on price channels.
newdigital, 2014.05.09 11:42
2 Methods to More Patient Trading
If you hang around trading communities long enough, you’ll hear the
wiser traders encouraging the newer traders about trading with patience
and removing emotions.
It sounds simple, especially if you are practicing with a demo account.
However, see what happens to your patience when your money is on the
A few weeks ago, we covered three common mistakes traders make during
trendless markets and how to correct them. Over the next few minutes, I
want to expand on the third mistake noted in that piece to help equip
you with two actionable methods that can promote more patient trading.
One common mistake of traders during trendless markets is that they
become impatient and close their trades prior to the stop loss or target
being reached. During trendless markets, patterns and waves are slower
to develop which breeds the impatience we feel.
To balance that impatience, practice these two methods below.
“Remember the clever speculator is always patient and has a reserve of cash.” Jesse LivermoreUse Conservative Amounts of Leverage
We assume that trades which have historically reached their profit
targets quickly should continue indefinitely into the future. Therefore,
if prices aren’t hitting their targets quickly, it must obviously not
be a good trade so we exit prematurely.
This impatience is in part due to expecting the next trade to be a big
home run. As a result, we’ll place a trade size a little larger than
normal so as to squeeze a little extra juice out of the trade in case it
goes nowhere. However, during this process, the trader ends up risking a
significant portion of their account on the outcome of that one trade.
Remember, a 25% loss requires a 33% return to get back to break even. If
a 25% loss in a fast moving market is difficult enough to overcome,
imagine how challenging it would be to overcome a 25% loss in a slow
moving market. Therefore, de-emphasize each trade and think of the next
trade simply as the first of ten trades rather than the next homerun.
You can reduce the emphasis by implementing less than 10x effective
leverage. Effective leverage is simply taking the total notional trade
size and dividing it by your account size. The result will indicate how
many times you have your equity levered. According to our research, we
recommend implementing less than ten times effective leverage.
Incorporating smaller trade sizes and less leverage will alleviate the
stress of having to produce a profitable trade. As a result, you’ll be
more likely to let the trade develop and let the trade evolve in the way
the patterns indicate.
Analyze Longer Term Patterns
Another way to become more patient is to remember what the longer term chart patterns are suggesting.
Recently, I had been trading the USD/MXN extensively and the movement
was quite choppy. It had been a while since I stepped back to review the
daily chart. Since it had been several months, the pattern on the daily
chart cleared up which affected my near term bias on the trades.
Sometimes, we can get caught up in the minutia of the day to day. Then,
we forget what the longer term patterns are suggesting and lose that
perspective in trading.
That is the benefit you get with longer term chart analysis. Longer
charts help you develop a bias of direction. With each trade you make,
there should be some method of determining a bias.
For example, trend traders look at the longer term trend and filter
their trades accordingly. Range traders will see the longer term levels
of support and resistance and make buying decisions near support and
selling decisions near resistance.
The point is that the market tries to lull us to sleep, yet the longer
term patterns are still playing out. What better time is there to
analyze charts than while the markets are slow!Good luck and happy trading!
newdigital, 2014.05.09 15:55
Can You Trade Forex Well with a Small Balance?
“Ninety-five percent of
the trading errors you are likely to make—causing the money to just
evaporate before your eyes—will stem from your attitudes about being
wrong, losing money, missing out, and leaving money on the table. What I
call the four primary trading fears.”
“Attitude produces better total outcomes than analysis or technique.”
― Mark Douglas, Trading in the Zone
What’s the least amount I can’t start trading with?
That’s a common question running through a trader-to-be’s head when
they’re about to open a trading account. However, you’ll soon see how
that line of thinking can breed a lot of poor thinking patterns and get
you in trouble.
Let’s start off with some tough love. You’re not
trying to buy something at a discount when you put down margin for a
trading account. Less is not more and as you could understand, less is
less. Put in other words, the attitude that comes with trying to get the
best deal on a large purchase can do damage to your trading.
Here’s how. The attitude you
trade with will follow through to how you manage risk and in keeping
that mindset, you’ll likely overleverage your trading account and
potentially be forced out of trades at the worst possible point. A
better approach is to ditch the focus on a win percentage
and instead focus on preserving capital / downside risk as opposed to a
key juncture break long before an extreme pressed you out of the
market. This new attitude that focuses on risk often produces better total outcomes than analysis or technique alone.
The Limits of a Small Balance
There’s a reason Hedge Funds don’t start with $5,000
or $50,000 or even $500,000. That’s because they know their inability
to enter into a position with favorable risk: reward
is directly tied to limited capital. Now, before you think, “I’m not a
hedge fund so that doesn’t concern me,” think about this. Everyone is
trying to extract money from the market while risking as little as
possible however, there is an amount of agility that is needed to trade
well and put the odds in your favor.
In short, a small trading balance limits your
agility as a trade. Acute observations from traders with small balances
show common traits that limit agility and your edge as a trader:
Agility is a mindset that traders need to have are
often doomed without. When you’re agile, you’ll have the ability to pay
attention to what matters most in trading, which is exploiting an edge
in the market while always limiting risk. Of course, there’s an easy way
to do this without trying to find a psychologist to change your mind
The Better Path Regardless of Risk
Always think risk first regardless of your account
balance. However, the more trading capital and usable margin you have,
the easier it is to stay level headed and agile as the market moves.
It’s been said that to enter a trade without a clear risk-point in mind
is reckless and I agree. However, the more usable margin you have, which
goes hand in hand with a larger account balance, the less you’ll keep
holding out for the big winner and rather look for fewer high
probability trades. Here’s a look from the Traits of Successful Trader’s
Research that shows the correlation to high balance and better
The graph above shows a clear pattern: the less
equity you trade with, the more prone you are to use high amounts of
leverage. The more amount of leverage you utilize, the more focus you’re
likely to have on short-term gains. The only problem with an overt
focus on short term gains with high leverage is that you’re unlikely to
take a small loss in the near term which can eventually lead to a huge
or devastating loss before long.
Starting with a small account can become one of the
most expensive ways to get started. This article has opened up many of
the mental traps that lurk for those trading a small account. The
question becomes, are you willing to take trading seriously enough to
protect your mental capital and align yourself with those who have made a
success in trading before you?
I hope your answer is yes.
How to Start with Metatrader 5
newdigital, 2013.07.24 10:00
I just want to remind about how to insert the images to the post - read this small article
MQL5.community - User Memo :
All your texts in Forum, Articles and Code Base are edited in a single environment with a convenient and easy-to-use interface. Let us take a look at its capabilities.
The drop-down list where you can select one of the three
languages in which your message will be automatically translated by
the Google Translate service.
The button (Ctrl+Alt+L) is used for adding links into messages. The Link window appears as soon as you click this button (shown next).
In the Link field, you should specify the address of the link and then click the Insert button.
The button (Ctrl+Alt+I) is used for inserting pictures into messages. The Image window appears as soon as you click the button (shown next).
In the Upload image field, you should specify the picture file. To do it, click the Browse button that opens the standard window to choose files. Select the necessary file and click the Insert button to confirm the choice, or click the Cancel button to end without uploading a file. In the Title field, you can specify the comment that will be displayed as a pop-up help if you move the mouse cursor over the picture.
In HTML mode, it is prohibited to insert external links
to images (HTML tag "src"). It is also prohibited to insert text,
containing such images.
When you try to save text that contains external links to
images, such links will be automatically deleted. This is done to
ensure safety of MQL5.community members.
RaptorUK, 2013.07.24 10:18
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