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PZ Goldfinch Scalper EA MT5

This is the latest iteration of my famous scalper, Goldfinch EA, published for the first time almost a decade ago. It scalps the market on sudden volatility expansions that take place in short periods of time: it assumes and tries to capitalize of inertia in price movement after a sudden price acceleration. This new version has been simplified to allow the trader use the optimization feature of the tester easily to find the best trading parameters. [ Installation Guide | Update Guide | Troubleshooting | FAQ | All Products ]

  • Simple input parameters for easier optimization
  • Customisable trade management settings
  • Trading session selection
  • Weekday selection
  • Money management


Tick scalpers are dangerous because many factors can ruin the payoff. Variable spreads and slippage decrease the mathematical expectancy of the trade, a low tick density from the broker can cause phantom trades, the stop level undermines your ability to secure profits and network lag means requotes. Caution is advised.


  • The Expert Advisor uses tick data only. Please backtest in "every tick" mode.
  • It does not use HLOC (high - low - open - close) data at all
  • The timeframe of trading is irrelevant
For better performance, run a cloud optimization for each symbol you want to trade in every tick mode. Share later!

Input Parameters

  • Trigger: Price movement needed to fire a trade, in pips. (default = 10)
  • Min Time Window: Minimum time for the price movement to happen. (default = 3)
  • Max Time Window: Maximum time for the price movement to happen. (default = 10)
The above inputs handle trades. They literally mean "trade if the market moves 10 pips in less than 10 seconds, but not in less than 3 seconds."
  • Breakeven: Pips in profit to perform the break-even. Zero means  disabled.
  • Breakeven Behavior: Choose either
    a) Move the SL to open price or
    b) Secure half the profits of the trade
  • Trailing Stop: Trailing stop for trades expressed in % of the trade profit at the time
  • Trailing Step: Minimum increment in the stop-loss order.
  • Stop Loss: Stop-loss in pips, must have value.
  • Take Profit: Take-profit in pips. Zero means disabled.
  • Session Settings: Enable/Disable trading on asian / america / europe sessions
  • Weekday Settings: Enable/Disable trading on weekdays
  • Money Management Behavior: Choose either
    a) Auto-calculate lotsize for each trade or
    b) Trade a manual lotsize on each trade
  • Risk Per trade: Risk per trade expressed as % of the account balance
  • Manual Lot Size: Manual lot for the trades
  • NFA/FIFO Compliant: Enable to trade this EA on US Brokers
  • Custom Comment: Custom order comment for the trades
  • Magic Number: Number used by the EA to sign and recognize its trades
  • Slippage: Maximum deviation in filling prices, in points.
  • Manual Pip Value: Override the value of a pip for this symbol, if needed


I am happy to provide free products but given my limited time, they come without support of any kind. My apologies.


Arturo López Pérez, private investor and speculator, software engineer and founder of Point Zero Trading Solutions.
Ahmed Sarıkaya
Ahmed Sarıkaya 2019.09.09 14:14 

İt is working profitable. Thanks.

Pavel Malyshko
Pavel Malyshko 2019.04.05 23:16 

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Boris Bond
Boris Bond 2018.02.17 15:50   

На реальном счете сливает, убытки измеряются долларами, а прибыл 0 или несколько центов!

Rudolf De Heer
Rudolf De Heer 2016.09.12 12:09   

Thank you for this free E.A.

Is dll calling mandatory for the Goldfinch E.A.? MQL5 VPS doesn't allow DLL calls.

Rodrigo da Silva Boa
Rodrigo da Silva Boa 2015.11.19 06:35 

Funcionava bem no passado...

Ghostfather 2015.06.16 14:04 

Very nice work.

Can you insert a new function, that could help to increase the performance.

Maximum Position Duration Time.

I testet it with a self created script acting like a "Scalp Wrapper".

If a position is open longer than the duration time, the position will be closed with loss/profit.

According to different parameters of the TradeSignal, the duration time of position becomes a higher interest.

reforef 2015.02.12 20:28   

для mt 4 что то нету ссылки для скачивания . а так отличный тестовик

vadoos 2014.05.15 07:44 


Stefano Giacone
Stefano Giacone 2014.04.24 12:46 

I tried it for several months on demo, with different settings and risk but it never gains. I'm so sad to say that, this is one of the many EAs that work only in strategy tester (but this is normal for a scalper system, remember: a scalper can't be tested on strategy tester, test it always in live)

Andrey Tsygankov
Andrey Tsygankov 2014.04.05 03:08   

Не работает, не совершает сделки, подскажите почему?

Antonio Nicodemo
Antonio Nicodemo 2014.04.01 16:21 

I tried this EA in real (of course with a 1% risk)

The results are worse than the backtest, small profits and big losses

I tried to optimize and modify the parameters but the result no changes


Marie-MiredeVie 2014.03.01 21:41 

Does not work for me.

Vadim Strelkov
Vadim Strelkov 2014.02.12 09:38 


Johannes Hermann
Johannes Hermann 2014.02.01 14:42 

not working...

Sergiu Colitov 2013.12.29 14:10 

not working .. stu system ...

Nauris Mucenieks
Nauris Mucenieks 2013.12.19 16:41 

In my honest opinion - a VERY fine piece of work.

Congratulations, I'll be looking forward for more interesting EA's!

Achmad Hidayat
Achmad Hidayat 2013.11.10 14:45 

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Christian Beckmann
Christian Beckmann 2013.11.04 19:53 

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Trentano 2013.11.02 12:16 

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Version 7.4 2019.08.19
- Simplified logic and inputs
- Bug fix in order fillings
Version 1.2 2013.11.12
- Bug Fixes
- Customizable Order Comments
- Information displayed on the chart
Version 1.1 2013.11.01
Bug fixed regarding the initial stop-loss level.