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Dark Clouds

Dark Clouds is a fully automatic Expert Advisor for Scalping Trading and Intraday Trading. Dark Clouds is based on an artificial intelligence algorithm that allows to predict and anticipate the trading Signals that it uses. In this way, the expert advisor is able to get a very high-rate of winning trades.

The Expert was tested on the whole available historical period in EURUSD with exceptional results. You can download the demo and test it yourself. My tests were performed with the real tick date with 99,90% accuracy, actual spread, additional slippage and High commission.

I have also test in mt5 Strategy Tester, you can find it here https://www.mql5.com/en/market/product/33029

The Expert Advisor uses Special Algoritm DC* to identify the entry points. You can find the complete list of parameters in the parameters section blog.

Live Performance is also available by accessing my sales profile where you can also find my other Robots and their performances:


This Expert Advisor uses a pyramid strategy. The default settings can open a maximum of only 15 orders; The use of the news filter is recommended. In addition, too much settings are external, so that everyone can set the robot as they wish.


  • The Recommended Timeframe is M1. It is not recommended to use other timeframes for this robot, because they can only compromise the accuracy of the operations.
  • The recommended pair is EURUSD. no use this robot in other pairs.
  • An Ecn broker is always recommended.
  • It is recommended to run the robot with the default settings or by changing the risk to medium risk or conservative risk.
  • The recommended Leverage is 1:200 or more and minimum deposit recommended starts from $2000.

 To read the full description and access the FAQ section the blog link is as follows: https://www.mql5.com/en/blogs/post/722389

For further information regarding this expert advisor or for problems, we suggest you contact the author who will offer the maximum assistance. 

The link to be included in the Web Request for the news filter is as follows: http://ec.forexprostools.com 

In the Blog, you will find the complete installation video in case of difficulty. 

*DC: Decentralized Center of Current Market. For more detail contact me or visit the Blog


Dark Clouds Settings

  • Max Spread: maximum spread to trade.
  • Magic Number: ID number of the orders.

Money Management Settings

  • Lots: number of lots if the money management option is disabled.
  • Money Management: if true enables the money management option. 
  • Risk Percent: if the money management option is enabled, it indicates the risk percentage. how to calculate Risk?

Standard Trading Settings

  • Max Pyramid Order: maximum allowed position at the same time.
  • Coeff Pyramid: Position increase coefficient.
  • Min Distance: Min Distance For new Position.
  • Take Target: Basket Profit target in points.
  • Stop Target: Basket Loss target in points. how to calculate?
  • Custom Comment: personalized comment for each order.

Strategy Settings

News Filter Settings

  • Enable News Filter: if true enables news filter.
  • Enable High Impact News: if true enables news filter on High impact news.
  • Stop Minutes after High Impact News: Minutes after news for stop trading.
  • Stop Minutes Before High Impact News: Minutes before news for stop trading.
  • Enable Medium Impact News: if true enables news filter on Medium impact news.
  • Stop Minutes after Medium Impact News: Minutes after news for stop trading.
  • Stop Minutes Before Medium Impact News: Minutes before news for stop trading.
  • Enable Low Impact News: if true enables news filter on Low impact news.
  • Stop Minuts after Low Impact News: Minutes after news for stop trading.
  • Stop Minuts Before low Impact News: Minutes before news for stop trading.
  • Auto Gmt: Auto Gmt Detect.
  • News Broker Gmt: Broker gmt. (usually 2 or 0).
  • Custom Chart: if true, use my colors tastes.
  • Show Panel: Show Info Panel.

Read all the settings in the blog: https://www.mql5.com/en/blogs/post/722389

Download all Set File Here.

For other questions, please contact me!

Damian Borek
Damian Borek 2019.06.19 15:03 

Use default settings from February, 25% returns that are great for doing actual nothing expect checking profits.

Wing Kin William Lee
Wing Kin William Lee 2019.03.11 03:20 

Very supportive from Marco. And when you use Dark Cloud correctly with the right deposit and risk management, it provides you with fair return. A lot of people complaining hitting SL or losing big money maybe due to incorrect settings. I think all buyers shall do their backtests and determine the risk acceptance level. Deposit can’t be less than 2000. It’s quite a few months to earn back the robot fee of USD490, but in the long run it earns. A very good robot that backtest from 2003 to 2019 with no major loss.

Sze Yu Ma
Sze Yu Ma 2019.03.08 18:00 

If you had ever done your backtesting on this EA, you will understand it can hit 100000 points stop loss which will wipe out $1000 in mere hours. This incident happens 2-3 times a year in average, yet it can still earn back your money if you don't get angry and give up. SL is part of the game and this will happen someday sooner or later and this is a known risk.

I still have much trust in this EA, thinking any grid will be good forever is just pure unrealistic.

DustyShoe 2019.03.05 06:28 

Horrible EA. I had a small account to begin with, and now it's down to almost nothing. When contacting the creator, was told that I would get it back. WRONG! There is no intelligence in the trades. It will open trades against obvious signals. Total waste of money to buy it, and total loss of what little money I had. Don't buy this.

Juan Mata
Juan Mata 2019.03.01 02:24 

Dark Clouds been kind to me lately, I know some of the user hit SL.

But from my experience using DC for 8 week. the gain is almost 200usd. the max DD is less than 120usd

so, five star from me.


jacomalan 2019.02.27 11:32   

Horrible EA. No intelligence in the trades. Opens trades against obvious signals. I lost $13K in 2 weeks. Don't buy this.

Kiun Chiek Adrian Wong
Kiun Chiek Adrian Wong 2019.02.15 09:16 

Acceptable profit, with right setting

Ibrahim Almoghrabi
Ibrahim Almoghrabi 2019.02.04 17:17   

Dear's ..

This is Good EA ...but you need to find the right set .

Siarhei Ulyanau
Siarhei Ulyanau 2019.02.02 15:25   

Депозит слит!!!!!

Christian Menzer
Christian Menzer 2019.01.28 20:30   

A very good EA, but the Stop Loss is shit. A Grid System make no Sense with Stop-Loss

Roberto Cesar Ruarte Pedraza
Roberto Cesar Ruarte Pedraza 2019.01.28 20:13 

With proper management, the ea is profitable on the long run with conservative risks. As all grid systems, stoploss must be configured and ea must be checked.

xf4mxpf 2019.01.28 09:38 

lose half

BRADLEY PATRICK 2019.01.28 05:48 

Recently had major losses. I have removed it from my account.

Dmitrii Shmykov
Dmitrii Shmykov 2019.01.26 10:19 

Стоит начать строить сетку не в том месте и резкий проход в 110 пунктов уничтожит половину депо...

Вместо двух звезд оставил одну, так как Продавец удалил сигнал, где была DD в 50% минимум

25021943 2019.01.26 06:08 

This EA no good

WillofOne 2019.01.26 04:12 

Piece of crap. I won't recommend this to anyone

openwk 2019.01.26 04:00 

It made very terrible trades on 2019.1.25 which made my real account lost $7000.

The first trade of the grid open an sell order when was an RSI low and that's not quite reasonable. Marco have to check this issue.

I also notice that Joshua Mondragon has already removed this EA form his MyFXbook portfolio.

I know it's risky when using the grid system and complain doesn't solve problem... I wish Marco could find some way to fix it.

Looking forward to the future version.

John 2019.01.26 00:36 

too risk , I would change to 5 stars if there was more communication from the author, because now he is lost

review : excelent support by Marco

Hosam Park
Hosam Park 2019.01.25 18:06 

the most rubbish ea ever

i lost 2000 dollars with it !!!!!!!

sudhindra 2019.01.25 18:06 

Poor Grid ...Please dont buy ...didnt even last a month.

Vasiliy Kolesov
Vasiliy Kolesov 2019.01.25 16:50 

Для сетки важнее всего логика входов. Тут она явно хромает. Часто на Хаях открывается бай, на лоях - селл. это очень опасно, т.к. запас прочности у системы очень не большой, 110 пп против позиции убивают пол депозита.

Настораживает так же то, что в тестере я проверил каждый месяц, начиная с апреля 2013 года, стартуя с 1000$ депозита, и ни разу стоп лосс не был получен. А в реальной торговле советник не проработал и 2 месяцем до первого стоп лосса.

Хорошо, что это пока демо. Посмотрим как быстро отработает просадку и не будет ли новых стопов. На реал пока ставить не рекомендовал бы ни кому.

Пока три звезды за отзывчивость автора. Так же спасибо ему за идею торговли на ТФ М1, которую я использовал в своём советнике.

Franz Krenn
Franz Krenn 2019.01.22 09:42 


The author learned a lot since publishing his first EA. This is a grid advisor with risk control.

Marco always responds to all questions at PM very quickly.


The Author deletes ( or hides ) his MT4 signal where a basket stop loss happens.

He also deleted the youtube channel. This is not honestly. Decreasing my rating to 3 Stars because of that.

Gregory Clements
Gregory Clements 2019.01.13 08:40 

Author is very receptive to ways to improve the EA and is constantly looking for ways to make it safer. The performance is more stable and better than Grid Hero, which I also own but do not use. 5* is well deserved after several weeks of trading it on live account. Good on you Marco :)

Aitor Romero
Aitor Romero 2019.01.11 02:45 

Exceptional Support. The EA at the moment very safe.

Nuno Silva Da Cruz
Nuno Silva Da Cruz 2019.01.09 17:23 


Nuno Simoes
Nuno Simoes 2019.01.09 12:44 

Very risky. Without money management. Risk of full account loss.

traderstu 2019.01.08 00:34 

Friendly, communicative and professional seller with a well thought out, expertly coded and, most importantly, very profitable EA. Thanks Marco

Clifton 2019.01.02 15:49 

Definitely a 10 star if I could. Managed Draw down very well with sets. It works in 99.90 TDS backtest and also in live. Definitely one of the EAs I would run from 2018 and now into 2019. If you follow author Marco's EAs closely and comments, hes dedicated and made his own telegram group. Reachable instantly!

Henrique Felcar
Henrique Felcar 2018.12.24 14:35 

The EA is robust; and Marco's assistance is quick and efficient. Following the suggested parameters and the community discussions, the EA behaves very similar to the backtests. I am really satisfied with the Dark Clouds.

Georgios Daskaleas
Georgios Daskaleas 2018.12.21 09:35 

Dark Cloud is a very interesting EA in the category of Grid, Martingale trading systems. Even if many traders consider types of Martingale money management a "No-No" option, I'd disagree since all the money I have made until now in my career is from this kind of Money Management Systems.

Marco is supportive, and every time he tries to solve a problem. I recommend this EA.

Update 26-2-2019: No offense, but I am delighted that most people do not understand the versatility of this EA...The reason why is that the less popular it is, the more potential it has. But we all know that, don't we? ;-)

Many personal thanks to Marco for his work.

Badr Alobaid
Badr Alobaid 2018.12.20 17:31 

Really great EA .. the author is supportive and always looking for developing and updating the EA

I was trying the EA on demo account and now I feel comfortable to run it on real account and make a good decent profit

Also, the stop loss basket is great and better than any other grid that doesn't close the trades at any level till your account hit the margin call !

Thank you Marco Solito

Gabor Ferenczy
Gabor Ferenczy 2018.12.13 10:20 

Similarly to Grid Hero and WolfGrid EAs, DARK CLOUDS is another superb cost-averaging (alias "Martingale") EA which has become the 3rd member of my "Grid Trinity" portfolio.

The EA's backtest results are excellent with tolerable drawdowns at medium risk settings. Live account results nicely match backtest performance - as confirmed by other users -, so my rating is also a solid 5-Star.

Support by Marco is outstanding what only adds to the value of this exceptional EA which will probably rise to the "Top 3" of MQL5 soon (most likely at a higher price) as long as its live performance continues to match its backtest results.


UPDATE December 21, 2018: Just one place from the "Top 3" on MQL5...


UPDATE January 09, 2019: Dark Clouds is in the "Top 3" on MQL5. Just as predicted...

Poltergeist 2018.12.08 10:01 

So far in my opinion one of the best grid systems in the market. I'm sure that this EA will head to place #1 on the MQL5 market. I'm running Dark Clouds on demo and several real accounts and so far the backtests match the live results. Great support from the author! He's reacting very fast to questions and is very supportive.

Live results from my real account:

13/11/2018 until 28/12/2018 using modified settings: +16,75% with 6,37% DD

01/01/2019 until 16/01/2019 already + 8% with DD 2%

noshali 2018.12.08 04:10 

I like this product. The backtests are great and Marco's support is amazing. Will give it a 5 star to support Marco the way he supports his GOOD products.

Pep Martorell
Pep Martorell 2018.12.04 21:39 

I’ve been using this EA since its launch. So far, the performance is very good, and the risk taken seems reasonable (always coherent with author remarks and back test). In addition: great support from the author, answering fast and properly all the question. I fully recommend.


Update after 3 months: very consistent results with Basket_SL set. Low DD and good profits every month. Fully recommendable.

Marcus Glink
Marcus Glink 2018.12.03 21:24 

Great product, good profit. Super and fast support. I highly recommend it!

Update: 28.01.2019:

Stop EA: 10% profit in 3 month, 45% loss in 1 day. not so good results...

Joshua Mondragon
Joshua Mondragon 2018.11.10 22:34 

After our first loss , I am running a new setting to see how it does with a 3 pip Take profit and 10 pip pipstep

Backtest with $100 start and fixed .01 lot size


Backtest with $100 start and 5% MM


This EA still has potential


Took loss 1-24-19, To aggressive

New setting started 2-18-19

Martin Kirschner
Martin Kirschner 2018.11.10 10:56 

I have bought Dark Clouds because I have ever bought an EA from the provider and the class works and is still running.

After many tests, I decided to buy Dark Clouds as well. I can only say that I am completely excited about the EA.

runs very stable.

Version 2.7 2019.02.08
- Add Close In Percentage Loss
- Add Stop Trading After Percentage Loss
- Add Loss Percentage
Version 2.6 2019.01.23
- Add slip printing added
- Add Safer Closure
Version 2.5 2019.01.16
- Add Stop Trading After Basket Stop loss
- Add Emergency Exit
- Add Emergency Exit After Orders
- Add Emergency Target
- Add Freezes All Friday
- Add Freezes hour
- Add Freezes Minuts
Version 2.4 2019.01.12
- Add Close Friday Hour
- Add Forced Close Friday Night
- Add Forced Close Friday Hour
Version 2.3 2019.01.11
- Add Compounding Under Root
- Coeff Pyramid becomes double value
- Fix Auto GMT and UTC weekend Error
- Add Start New Cycle
Version 2.2 2018.12.17
- Change of AutoGmt and utc method
- Change Default settings in settings with stop target enabled
Version 2.1 2018.12.11
- Fix minors bug
Version 2.0 2018.12.10
- Add Close All Button Option
- Add Close Friday Night Option
- Total revision of AutoGmt and AutoUtc
Version 1.90 2018.12.05
- Add new settings: New Open Period.
- Fix News filter Alert (now we wait 10 seconds and not 5 for show it)
Version 1.80 2018.11.30
- The gmt changed the time when changing settings. Fix
Version 1.50 2018.11.21
- Now if the connection receives an error, Utc will have the previous value or entered
Version 1.40 2018.11.14
- Now you can use accounts with basic currency: USD, CHF, AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY, RUB,HUF, CAD, NZD, PLN, CNY.
Version 1.30 2018.11.13
- Add Panel Information
1) D.C. Profit/Loss.
2) Dark Clouds Gain.
Version 1.21 2018.11.09
- Fix Minors Bug
Version 1.20 2018.11.09
- Next Lot work only for Buy Trade, Fix
Version 1.11 2018.11.09
- the word "no news" remains red, Fix
Version 1.10 2018.11.08
- Add panel Information