Pair Trading Station MT4
How to use Pair Trading Station
Pair Trading Station is recommended for H1 time frame and you can use it for any currency pairs. To generate buy and sell signal, follow few steps below to apply Pair Trading Station to your MetaTrader terminal.
- When you load Pair Trading Station on your chart, Pair Trading station will assess available historical data in your MetaTrader platforms for each currency pair. On your chart, the amount of historical data available will be displayed for each currency pair at the beginning for your information. The minimum condition for calculation of Pair trading statistics really depends on available historical data. For example, for EURUSD and GBPUSD, MetaTrader Terminal must have matching historical data to calculate pair trading statistics for these pairs. When there is not enough historical data, you can do few things. Firstly you might open charts for that currency pairs and MetaTrader may load some of historical data. Secondly you might use Historical data centre to load the historical data manually.
- Secondly, you need to decide the correlation level for Pair Trading Station to generate trading signals. Higher correlation level will give you more accurate trading signal but you might get fewer trading signals. Based on our experience, the correlation must be greater 0.7.
- Once you have set the amount of bars to be used in the calculation and the correlation level, it is time to ask your Pair Trading Station to go through intensive calculation to generate trading signals. Just click “Analyze Pair” button to proceed the calculation. The calculation may take from 30 seconds to several minutes. The calculation time mainly depend on two factor including amount of bars to be used and the number of currency pairs in your market watch. If you have already calculated Pair trading statistics quite lately, then you don’t have to go through the intensive calculation again because Pair Trading Station keeps the latest Pair Trading Statistics. To load the latest Pair Trading Statistics, you just need to press “Ctrl”+ J key on your keyboard.
Important note: Most of time, many traders are not aware of how much historical data is loaded in your charts. In default setting, normally short historical data, pre-set by your broker, is loaded on your charts. To quickly increase historical data in your charts for many currency pairs, in the history centre, you can just download H1 historical data only for fast processing. Once the pair trading statistics is calculated and saved, you don’t have to worry about if your brokers overwrite or delete your historical data because Pair Trading Station will carry on generating signals using the saved information.
Input Variable Description
- Bars to scan for calculation: To calculate pair trading statistics, you need to specify how much historical data you are going to use in the calculation. Check the currency pairs with smallest and largest historical data to get some idea of how much historical data is available in your MetaTrader terminal. Then choose good amount of data to calculate pair trading statistics.
- Minimum Bars to qualify for calculation: Pair Trading Station will skip calculation if currency pair have less than minimum bars
- Minimum Factor to qualify for signal: normally signal is qualified from factor 2 as in z score of standard deviation
- Correlation Limit to match pairs: If correlation is too low, then Pair Trading Station will skip the calculation.
- Lines Per Column when signal is displayed: This variable will specify how many lines of signal to be displayed per column in your chart
- Colour for Medium Strength Signal: Control colour for medium strength signal
- Colour for High Strength Signal: Control colour for high strength signal
- Colour for Extreme Strength Signal: Control colour for extreme strength signal
- Background colour 1: Control Background colour of your chart
- Background colour 2: Control Background colour of your chart
- Use Normalized Spread: To equally weight two currency pairs, Pair Trading Station will normalize the historical data to start with
- Use Black Background (default = true): Recommended to set to true most of time.