Hello Talented Programmer,
I am seeking to develop a simple robot with as few bugs as possible. The logic is straightforward enough - I have included a detailed framework and summary at the bottom of this message in the BLUE SECTION.
While I can program at an amateur level, I am a full-time options trader that does not have time to learn the MQL4 syntax. Also, I do not primarily trade FOREX - but I do believe that using a robot to trade continuous EMA crossovers using increasingly large entry sizes on highly specific time intervals is a decent way of generating easy income. While I would say that neither the logic nor the strategy itself is terribly difficult to implement, it is extremely important that the ruleset be followed seamlessly. Otherwise, a lot can go wrong very quickly, especially if the program lacks functional efficacy.
To this end, I will offer a base fee of 150 dollars for a high-quality, functional product. Essentially, it must function properly and include all of the features/logical components that I have listed in the RED SECTION below. It must also prove that it can follow the strategic sequence explained later on.
Also, I will offer up an additional incentive bonus for up to 200 dollars depending on my appraisal of the product, timeliness of delivery and other factors which I outline in the GREEN SECTION. Basically, if it functions properly and according to specifications, but either the process was inefficient or the attention to detail was lacking, then you would not receive any additional bonus. I am a pretty reasonable person, so it's highly unlikely that any completed product that lives up to my initial acceptance would not receive any additional compensation. The bonus attributes will be made clearer as you read on.
Ok, from this point on, I will break down the different sections, which contain specific information that you will require so that you can gain an understanding of the qualities I am looking for in the product and the service you provide:
RED SECTION contains information regarding Components/Indicators
GREEN SECTION contains some of the criteria that would merit the highest additional bonus. Remember, some of these are subjective and none are negotiable after final appraisal
BLUE SECTION contains two subsections: 1) Detailed Example of Strategy & Typical Order Entry Sequence 2) Summary of General Sequence/Ruleset
Factors for Highest Possible Compensation:
Detailed Example of Trading Sequence: The concept and indicators are simple, but the exact strategic execution is what will make this profitable long-term. I have included an example of what a daily sequence of trades and outcomes would look like using the strategy and indicators I've devised.
DETAILED EXAMPLE: Let's assume that my account starts with 1,000 dollars and the Current Trend is BULLISH:
1) Identify Current Trend - if the 618 EMA (GOLD) is trending above the 1618 EMA (SILVER), then I consider the current trend "Bullish." If the 1618 were trending above the 618 EMA, the trend would be "Bearish." It does not matter whether a given pair is in a bullish trend or a bearish trend to start, only that the robot can accurately identify the current trend on any timeframe (but especially the hourly) using this criteria. Perhaps a textbox on the upper-left corner of the chart stating what the given trend is, would be useful.
2A) Enter a BUY Order - Assuming the trend starts as BULLISH, then the first order should be a BUY order placed whenever the 21-EMA crosses over the 186-EMA (for any timeframe). Since I prefer the hourly time frame as my default, let us assume that the BUY we just placed was triggered by the 21-Hour EMA (PINK) crossing over, "above", the 186-Hour EMA (INDIGO).
2B) Order Entry Specifications - The BUY order should be made using 90% of my entire portfolio value (NO MARGIN) and should also contain a regular stop loss that is nearly impossible to trigger. An example would be a stop loss that prevents my account value from falling below 25% of its original value at time t=0, i.e. before the first trade of the session is placed.
3A) Take Profit SELL Order - Assuming that Outcome 2 occurs, the program should now operate using "Current Account Balance" = Balance Before Profitable Trade + Profit on Trade, not the original portfolio balance that was registered before the first trade of the day. For example, first trade above yields 200 USD in profit, then current account balance = 1200 USD.
3B) Short SELL Order (Trade 2 of Current Session) - So, now that the first long position realized a profit, the next trade should come pretty soon. Now that the 21-EMA has crossed UNDER the 62-EMA (Take Profit Signal), the next trade should be a short SELL entry using a higher amount -> 0.5*1200 USD = 600 USD using a buy stop that will trigger when/if my account breaches 300 dollars (not original 250 dollars). The short SELL entry should get triggered when the 21-Hour EMA crosses UNDER the 186-Hour EMA. Now that the short has been entered, we again have two binary outcomes.
4) Continuously Enter and Exit Long/Short/Long, etc. Positions - Using the 21-Hour EMA, 62-Hour EMA for Profit Taking on Both Long/Short Positions, and the 186-Hour EMA as the trigger to initiate a new position, long or short. The process should continue to operate until either the session ends, a position is stopped out, or I manually override and close out positions whenever deemed necessary.
Quick Summary of Strategy & Sequence
The point of this continuous sequence of exiting long then entering short then entering long, etc. is to have a machine perform a series of boring, but extremely high-probability trades that take too much time/patience for me to do manually. I will monitor it occasionally and may override the stop loss if needed. Ultimately, with my limited oversight, the portfolio should grow slowly and continuously in the beginning and then exponentially as size is added organically. The very loose stop loss and lack of margin use will allow each trade the proper time and space it needs to become profitable.
*Note: If the 618-EMA is trending under the 1618-EMA, then the overall trend is bearish and the first trade placed should be a short-entry when 21-EMA crosses UNDER the 186-EMA.
BREAKDOWN SAMPLE SYNTAX OF TRADING SEQUENCE (Using BULLISH start example above)
I am not a very experienced programmer, so I did my best to illustrate the steps described above in basic programming syntax for ease of understanding.
End of Basic Sequence;
I know its syntactically incorrect, but hope this makes things easier than reading all those paragraphs. While I am new to this process for hiring through mql, I am no stranger to contractual business arrangements, so please reach out to me if you are interested in this opportunity.
I look forward to potentially working with you.