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Making losing trades is part of the game. The key is to make the losses smaller than the wins, in aggregate. So share, what's your single biggest trading loss to date? The biggest loss in a single trade I can recall is in ORCL back in 2000, when I held into earnings release - it promptly gapped...
  Hedging (10)
I just wanna know how many of you who like to hedge as a trading strategy..? And how do you become successful on this kind of strategy.. and how about those who don't like the idea of hedging? Just want to hear your experience and opinions.. Thanks!
On the website of the Automated Trading Championship 2008,an article Statistical Report #3 has been published. In the third statistical report we analyze trading results of the Top Ten Participants by the end of the ATC 2008. In this report we consider currency pairs most preferable among these...
hello together, although my english is not very well i'd like to ask the experts what i do wrong with calling a function in a dll ... i created a c-dll that includes the function SCORE ... this needs an indata and outdata array and does some calculating ......
Hello, I want to use the Simplyfx2 EA on different charts. When I do that, I read that you change the Magic Number to make sure each open/close is unique to that chart. Is that the correct process? Thanks!
Hellow, I would like to know the client area at the chart. Please advise me. Assuming that the point of the left top corner is (0,0), please let me know the coordinats of the the right bottom. In this case, ObjectSet("",OBJPROP_CORNER,3)shoud not be used. Many thans and best regards,
Dear experts, In my EA, I have to use a custom indicator to decide when to trade. This indicator draws 4 lines on the chart. I don't have the source code for the indicator; all I know is that if at the start of a new bar the color of the indicator lines is green, then I have to buy, if it's red, I...
What are international rules in gold trading? Does MT4 follow international rules in gold trading?
and how. So that i could know how ES, GOLD, OIL etc.. open and close and the change at any trading time (6E for eur change) Now it has Symbol, Bid, Ask, Time, High/Low Thanks Happy trading
This is My first Post, I´ve been reading this forum, and others and mixing some indicators and Systems Trying to find something confortable and Profitable. So far this Mixed System I ´m using is doing Great. In this trade today I made 60 Pips, could had been 100 +, But I got Nervous and Afraid And...
Hi, I had got this indicator from one of the forums. This is basically an auto trendline indicator. This draws an upper and a lower trendline with probable targets for both upside as well as downside. Can it be programmed to function as an EA with options top set Stop Loss, Take Profit & Trailing...
I'm new to programming. I've read the (great) book at mql4.com andsome other tutorials (coders' guru, etc). I've also traded on my own inMT4 for two years now. I've used periodconverter.mq4 in the past to geta different look at the markets and consider it a very valuable toolfor several reasons. I...
build 220 genetic algo is checked using open prices i was running some optimizations this morning and the optmizer is behaving oddly. yesterday it worked OK. no matter what time frame length i choose there is nothing. the journal says * optimization started * optimization stopped, 322 cache...
  Positive to Negative (14   1 2)
I don't no weather that is the right term. but I would like to know how to change this indicator so the calculations are reversed. Cheers Beno
i am very new to coding world. i have coded an ea but it can only give you buy and sell signal. i want some one to edit the ea like this stoploss is recent low/high of the bar when order was triggered. and trade should close on the bar close. also audible alert when trade is opened and closed. i...
Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how a broker knows whether an order was placed by an EA or Manual entry? Is it when we use Comments in the OrderSend command from the EA? Thanks
How many hedge funds blew up in the last 12 months? How many of these supposed blow-ups were to really disguise carefully crafted ponzi schemes? How easy would it be to tell investors that you simply made some bad bets rather then telling them that you stole their money? If you are someone like...
(IHS) - buy IHS Inc, said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 33 percent as sales grew across all business segments. (APOL) - buy Apollo Group Inc, said that its quarterly profit rose 29 percent as enrollment hit a record. The company said it earned $180.4 million, or $1.12 per share, in its...
Hi, I recently downloaded MT4 and started developing my own scripts. I ran the Strategy tester on some simple expert adviser. Here are some lines from the report produced by MT4: (I removed some of the non relevant information) Line# Date & TimeID Lots Rate...
Ok, spreads kill some pairs. but is theire away to place trades in the middle of a spreads. This way we can save pips and make more money. i have this code and can it be changed to modify the order to chart price not bid ask? void PlaceBuyOrder() { double BuyOrders, Lots; double LowestBuy = 1000,...
Can someone please tell me. To have accounts with different Brokers using MetaTrader do I need to download the platform for each broker and save it in a different folder on my computer?
I have been using MetaTrader for several months now and have installed MetaTrader 4 on my new PC in Thailand but have the following problems :- 1. I have no data between 19:45 31/12/2008 until 01:00 05/01/2008 2. My charts are ticking 2 hours ahead of GMT. Current time = 00:00 (Midnight), chart...
is anyone using squared trader from squared financial? i checked their demo recently prices look nice i'm hesitating between this and fxcm. any feedback appreciated...thanks.
Hi, from some time ago my mt4 is closing any trade i open manually after few seconds or few minutes.It is demo acc. with Neuimex group. I checked,i have no EA open to close trades. Did any one had same problem ?
I have a good indicator combination.It has earsed false signals.It was repainting.But i used object instead of chart buffer line.So its signals are pretty good for me.I want to share all of my work here but i dont know how to put files here..thank you please show me the way so you will be happy when...
When I place a trade with 0.2 lots and then can close it with only 0.1lot and leave the rest in game. Now I'm doing it manually. Is there anyway to set it up like buy stop or sell stop etc. So I don;t have tomonitor the trade all the time?
Hi. i have searched through the posts, but I still cant figure out where I went wrong. I have Vista x64 Ultimate, 8GB RAM, 1.5TB HD. I am running 5 MetaTraders at the same time, all installed in different directories. I get a crash, and then this on a BSOD: 'systemt_service_exception' Then...
  Volume trading (25   1 2 3)
Hello everyone, I'm trading futures, mostly GC. I have a question. Does someone who trade also futures uses some software to track market volume? I mean the software such as Bloomberg or something.. I'd like to find people on this board who trade using volumes. I think together we could spread our...
Hello all, I am an old user of metatrader and like very much your software. Since few days i bought a new laptop with windows vista 32 bits, and all my metatraders crashes (i tried several brokers with different demos). Here is the message it comes with the crashes : There has been a critical...
  GARCH & Econometrics (11   1 2)
Hi Guys Does anyone here have an experience with GARCH models on metatrader? I would like to start build up a system with econometric and/or physical methods, but I am too lazy to start from a scratch. I am looking rather for practical applications not for theory. I do not want to use external...