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Straddle EA by Hitz

The main use of Straddle EA is to trade at the major fundamental news events. It opens 2 pending orders Buy Stop and Sell Stop to capture the market single direction movements at the time of news.

The EA will run from "News Time – Seconds before News Time" to "Expiration Time". These are the sequence of states in the EA:

  1. Waiting: Before "News Time – Seconds before News Time". The EA is waiting to start.
  2. Passed: The EA started and trade executed.
  3. Expired: The EA expired, after the expiration time.

After you attached the EA to a chart it will show the following information on the chart:

  1. Type of trade opens at activation.
  2. Trade settings information: lot, gap, TP & SL.
  3. Trailing Setting.
  4. Trade activation and expiration time.
  5. Current status of the EA: Waiting, Expired, and Passed.

You can hide all the information displayed in the chart by setting false to Display in Display Setting.

Indicator Settings

Trade Setting

  • Trade Type: Type of order open at news time.
    • Buy Trade: Open only buy stop order.
    • Sell Trade: Open only sell stop order.
    • Both: Open both type of orders (buy stop and sell stop).
  • Lot Size: Lot size of the trade.
  • Buy Gap (in points): Gap for the buy stop trade.
  • Sell Gap (in points): Gap for the sell stop trade.
  • Take Profit (in points): Take profit in points.
  • Stop Loss (in points): Stop loss in points.
  • Comment: Comment in all the trades.
  • Magic Number: Magic number of the trade.

Trailing Setting

  • Enable Trailing: Enable the trailing.
  • Trail Only Profit: If enabled, trail only when trades come to profit.
  • Trailing Start (in Points): Trailing window. When Trail Only Profit is enabled, it tells the starting point.
  • Trailing Step (in Points): Forward step of the trailing.

Other Setting

  • Trade Only Once: If true, open pending order only once. In other case, open pending order again as soon as all the orders are closed.
  • Cancel Opposite Order: As soon as one pending order gets executed, close the other one.
  • Close Pending Order on Expire: After the expiration, close all pending orders.
  • Close Live order on Expire: After the expiration, close all the live orders.

Display Setting

  • Display: Shows the indicator information on chart.
  • Location: Location of the display window.
    • Top-Left: Display all the details in top-left place.
    • Bottom-Left: Display all the details in bottom-left place.
  • Font Size: Size of the font.
  • Other Color: General Color.
  • Header/Footer Color: Header and footer color of display window.
  • Background Color: Background color of display window.
  • Position X: X-axis position of display window.
  • Position Y: Y-axis position of display window.

We recommend using the EA in demo account first to understand all the functionality.


Connect with me at https://www.mql5.com/en/users/hitaroratrader

You can contact me for:

  1. Any bug fixing or clarification in the EA.
  2. New additions to the EA.
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Version 2.0 2018.07.05
Added trailing.