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I have written an EA which takes trade positions (buy/sell) on bar openings. Suppose the EA is attached to a chart of H1 time-frame, the the EA will make trading decision on the opening of a new bar (i.e. every hour), and if the decision is a go, it does the trade (either buy or sell). You can have...
Hi everybody, I don't know if someone else has the same problem I have. The day before yesterday I've updated my PC from Windows XP Home edition to Windows 8.1, and I've formatted my hard disk. Then, I've reinstalled my MT4 platform (the broker is FORMULA FX), and I've put my EAs into "Formula FX...
Hi, Is this possible to add list/combo box as extern variable? if yes how to add? pls. see image i attached here.
Hi All, I am new to coding (never done this before) but want to realize my own trading strategy. The system should send a buy order each bar (at open price) for a number of periods that is equal to an moving average used. After this the EA should close the first (oldest) order in the next period ans...
Hello friends,   I am developing a strategy, where i want to use an auto lot configuration, but not based on Stop loss or take profit, i want that the code uses a lot size that is a % of the total balance, for example:    If i have10.000 USD balance in the account and i setup the percentage of...
Hi, I'm facing a strange issue. I have a "Flag" order, a Pending order (OP_BUYLIMIT / OP_SELLLIMIT) with a specific comment. This order, could be triggered when market moves very quick, and my CloseOrders function closes this "triggered flag order", by checking with its OrderType, OP_BUY / OP_SELL....
Hi, This simple routine gives me an output of the latest tick every 5 seconds.  But I've found that if I don't use RefreshRates() before Bid, the routine just repeats the first value received.  Is this the right way to ensure that I get a new value every time Bid is accessed? for (n = 1; n <= 10;...
No answers, very expert peple indeed!!!
Here is a snipet from my trailstop function, here i select the orders to be trailed if(!OrderSelect(i, SELECT_BY_POS,MODE_TRADES)){                     Comment(">> Order select failed, error # ", GetLastError() );                     Print(">> Order select failed, error # ", GetLastError()...
Does the Bid variable work correctly in strategy tester, if so then what value it returns. And does it return the same value as Close[0] in Strategy Tester, or not?
error 131. This is the ordersend: OrderSend(Symbol(),OP_BUY,0.01,Ask,3,Ask-500*Point,Ask+500*Point,NULL,0,0, clrNONE); Somebody know what is the error?
Hello, in the working source code below, on lines 74 we see:      ObjectCreate("H4_SMA", OBJ_LABEL, 0, Time[1], H4_SMA);   ObjectSetText("H4_SMA","H4 SMA",14,"Tahoma",Gold);   I would like to modify these lines such that the label is right-justified and all the way to the right on the chart at...
I hav erecently go some invalid stops occurring (Error 130) so thought I'd try the Market info stoplevel command as shown below. I just seem to be getting a value of zero 0.00000000 to be precise. The following code is the 'entire' EA I expect to return a integer number of points. void...
For some reason, the labels "H4 SMA" and "H1 SMA" are not being rendered on the y-axis where the H1 SMA has been calculated.   Instead, they are always rendered at the exact same place on every chart that I put this EA on. How can I get the labels to render at the computed value of the SMA? Source...
Hello everybody, I'm trying desperatedly to get the value of past stochastic values over n amount of bars. The error i get is "'[' array required". Could you please explain me why iStochastic function wouldn't start on a simple for loop? Here is my code. int init(){int i;  int...
Good afternoon, I hope you are fine. I would like to ask wether closing all trades with the following function is FIFO compliant, just to check. Is it enough to iterate trades backwards? For some reason it does not close all trades at the same time. for(int i = 0; i <= OrdersTotal(); i++) Thanks in...
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Hello, I was looking at the backtesting results (1H, every tick) for an EA that performed exceptionally well and saw trades with impossible exit points. I only enter trades on candle closes and let them run until tp/sl. It seemed as though the EA both placed the trade **and took profit** at exactly...
What is the general structure of an EA?   What is wrong in that code? How it is done correctly? when I do the testing, using  "Print (" error ", GetLastError ());" it say "error 4054". But when I give opening that message, the txt says "Error 131". I'm doing this: void OnTick()   {    double TEND1,...
I am using PF12 to scroll forward one bar on my chart and would like to be able to capture that event in an indicator or expert in order to control a second chart to keep them in sync. However, I find that there is no keypress event generated for the pressing of PF12. Is there any way to capture...
Hi all, It's my first post here. I'm starting to learn about EA recebtly, and I've a doubt about time functions. I've been looking for a code that allow to buy/sell at a specific time, but I only found examples that work with a time value of HH:MM. What about seconds? Is it possible to define a...
Could someone link me to the docs for drawLine()? I have searched both this site and google and can find no docs. Thank you.  
Hi, i am trying to write a simple EA, which will close two specified trades when net profit from them both reach specified value. For example i bought EURCAD and sold USDCAD and i want EA to close them both when overall profit would reach 10 pips. I have written that code below but there is a...
From the TimeCurrent() help: "Returns the last known server time, time of the last quote receipt for one of the symbols selected in the "Market Watch" window. " If I understood correctly, I cannot get current time on the broker's server when market is closed.   I would like to calculate time...
Please, anybody know write code EA - "write current price to file"? For example: Pair: EURUSD Filename: EURUSD.txt At all time, on every change (=every second/milisecond) must EA write current sell price of EURUSD to txt file. In file can not be other as price only. For example 1.3520. No more....
hi guys, maybe someone could  tell me please how to do only one trade per bar ? when tp are taken, ea opens another trade on the same bar, I need it to do only one trade per bar... thanks!
With an open trade, you can - with right click - open the trailing stop window and set the trailing stop in points. Does anyone here know, where those settings are stored and how it's possible to read them? I found a file named "trailingstop.ini" in the profiles-folder, but even in case I would read...
Hi I can assign the ticket numbers to the variables and continually check them against the OrderProfit of all the other open orders, but my problem is this.......What if a 2nd hedge group opens while hedge1 is still open? my variables hedge1ticket1 and hedge1ticket2 are already assigned; or worse...
After upgrading to the latest build (604), I am unable to attach my EA's to my charts after a re-compile.
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I am using OrderModify for trailing stops.   The problem is when the stop is => the OrderOpenPrice the order closes at the stop.  How do I get the order to stay open past the order open price?           if(OrderType()==OP_BUY)          {                if(Bid>OrderOpenPrice())                  {...