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Best Expert Advisor Builders

March 25, 2018 admin 0

Best Expert Advisor Builders   What is the available best EA builder ? Which EA Builder covers the most features in checking condition? Which EA is the most reliable and easy to be used without the knowledge of MQL4 programming ? Before I start on EA builder, do you already have the knowledge of EA Build? What is a EA Builder? Previously, I also have taught you how to construct and build  your own forex strategy . This is the fundamental on how to design your forex strategy based on the trade logics. For more advance level, you should know how to use comparison logic like more than, lesser than, more or equal than, lesser or equal than , equal or not equal to help you make comparison for a single strategy checking.  For more deeper, you also know how to use AND and OR operators to compare multiple conditions. These all knowledges are essential for you before you start to look at what is EA Builders. Let’s assume you are experts of these and you are ready to create your Expert Advisor (EA), then let’s continue below.  I am going to introduce the best EA Builder that I searched across so far – which is EA Builder.com  What you’ll learn in this post What could the EABuilder.com do What couldn’t the EABuilder.com do How much does it cost Step by step how to build a Expert Advisor Robot through EABuilder.com What could the EABuilder.com do From my best of knowledge, all the EA builders in the market provides basic to intermediate level of flexibility to create the conditions. You can do the simple condition checks scenario as below I want to create a new buy trade when 5 moving average is above 13 moving average The Bollinger band is getting smaller Below is the full list of the feature supported by EABuilder.com Trade to enter Buy, Sell, Buy Stop, Sell Stop, Buy Limit, Sell Limit Trade to close Buy, Sell, Buy Stop, Sell Stop, Buy Limit, Sell Limit Condition to check Indicators Price Comparison (Accelerator Oscillator, Accumulation/Distribution, Alligator, Average Directional Movement, Average True Range, Awesome Oscillator, Bear power, Bollinger bands, Bulls power, Commodity Channel Index, Demarker, Envelopes, Force Index, Fractals, Gator Oscillator, Ichimoku Kinko Hyo, MACD, Market Facilitation Index, Momentum, Money Flow Index, Moving Average, Moving Average of Oscillator, On Balance Volume, Parabolic SAR, Relative Strength Index, Relative Vigor Index, Standard Deviation, Volumes, and William’s Percent Range Price Bid, Ask Candlestick All timeframes (From 1 minute to 1 month), current timeframe Number of the candlestick (current, previous .. until last 20th bar) Open , High, Low, Close, Body Length Custom Code You can write own custom code on in what condition the indicator should show However, this need the knowledge of MQL4 programming knowledge Trendline A new feature from the EABuilder to test on the up trendline or down trendline S/R A new feature supported by the EABuilder to test on the support and resistance value based on different time interval Money management Trailing stop lost Lot size Risk per trade Martingle Extra features to be added on top of the indicators Draw on separate window Show up alert When indicator pains Show alert Print out to Journal Send email Print to file Send notification Maximum open trades /  long trades/ short trades / pending trades     Screenshot above is showing how to create a condition to open a buying trade. The condition could be set through just by selecting on the criteria that you want to set. All in all, the provided features are quite complete. What couldn’t the EABuilder.com do Nevertheless, if you are comparing EABuilder.com with the flexibilities of creating Expert Advisor through MQL4 Programming knowledge, then it is surely lagging behind. There are several aspect of EABuilder couldn’t do. Let me give you some example as below The ability of comparing multiple condition through “Either OR” operation I.e. I want to create a trade ONLY when EITHER RSI is > 70 OR  Bollinger band different is 30 pips The ability to check on the trade information to create a trade I.e. I want to stop all trades when total stop lost is – 100 The ability to change the lot size accordingly to your account balance i.e. I want to create the lot size on 5% of my account balance There are more in the lists. Anyway, I think you could ignore this if you do not need the condition to check. You could just use the provided basic function. How much does it cost This site provides free access to create the Expert advisor. However, you need to pay $97 for the service to generate the source code in .EA for you. Sign up for free here to try out create your EA. Step by step how to build an Expert Advisor Robot through EABuilder.com Here, I will teach you how to create a Expert Advisor Robot through EA Builder.com Step 1 Login into the EABuilder.com Step 2 Click on the New ICON on the top left and choose “Strategy” Step 3 Write a name and press Create Step 4 Click on the tab to create a trade, or close a trade Step 5 Click on the Add condition to add condition accordingly to your trade strategy Example below I create my open trade condition with 5 moving average is more than 14 moving average. If you do not know how to use more than or smaller than, refer to this post to learn how to use the operator. Step 6 Click on the source and generate your EA. Step 7 Upon getting your EA, you could place into Metatrader 4. If you do not know how to do it, please follow this post on how to install the .EA into Metatrader 4. I have covered most of the topic from which EA Builder to use, how to create EA through the comparison operator , as well as how to install the .EA into Metatrader 4. I hope you have learned something from the post. If you still have any doubts, please feel free to email us and we will help to solve your problem.   Post Views: 3,060

How to Compare Multiple Conditions using AND OR in Forex Trading Strategy

March 16, 2018 admin 0

How to Compare Multiple Conditions using AND OR in Forex Trading Strategy In previous post, you have learned how to use the relational operators to build a single criteria check. more than, lesser than, more or equal than, lesser or equal than, equal not equal How about if you want to design multiple criteria check? In this post, you will learn on Logical Operator  How could Logical Operator do How to use AND operator How to use OR operator How to check more than 2 conditions?   How could Logical Operator do Logical operator allows you to check multiple criteria in a same time. During your design of trading strategy, you might come across the scenario as below Scenario #1 I want to do a pending buy stop when When 5 moving average is > 13 moving average When RSI < 70 When RSI > 30 When MACD signal value is > 0 (Positive) In this scenario, you want all conditions to be met in order to perform your buy stop Scenario #2 I want to close the trade When the 5 moving average is < 13 moving average  OR When RSI > 70 In this scenario, you want to close the trade when either one of the condition is met , whether is the 5 moving average is < 13 moving average or RSI is > 70. Let’s reveal how to cover the scenario 1 and scenario 2 using logical operator. How to use AND operator AND operator or && (double ampersand) is a operator that allow you to compare A condition and B condition where it will only be true when A condition is matched AND B conditions is matched. In this example, I will use two conditions to check Condition A: 5 moving average is > 13 moving average Condition B: RSI < 70 Case #1 is the only one is matched when condition A and condition B is matched. Only any of the condition is fail, then the overall criteria check in AND operator will be fail (Case #2, Case #3 and Case #4) This is suitable for strategy that need an absolute match on the criteria to do on the action. If anyone of the condition checking fail, then action will not be proceeded. How to use OR operator OR operator or || (double vertical splash) is a operator that allow you to compare A condition and B condition where it will be true when either A condition is matched OR B conditions is matched. Similarly, I am using the same example from above Condition A: 5 moving average is > 13 moving average Condition B: RSI < 70 If using OR operator, any of the condition is true, then the overall result will be true.  This result is true for Case #1, Case #2, and Case #3. It will only be fail, when both condition A and condition B is failed (Case #4). How to check more than 2 conditions? Now you should have know how to  compare 2 conditions concurrently. How about 3 conditions ? 4 ? or 5 ? Same rules logical condition applied to more conditions check even if is 3 conditions or 4 conditions or 5 conditions. Lets say you have a condition as below to create a new trade and you are using AND to check on 4 conditions Condition 1: I want to have 3 continuous bullish bar Condition 2: I want to check RSI is between 70 and between 30 Condition 3: I want to check 5 moving average is above 13 moving average Condition 4: I only want to trade in between 3pm to 10pm So if you are using AND condition, anyone of the condition is not matched, then your new trade will be executed That’s end of the topic. This concludes the condition checking lessons: You should have know how to do a simple condition check You should have know how to make multiple condition check through AND or OR operator I hope you have learned something from this post. Thank you for reading and happy learning.

How to Use More Than, Lesser Than, Equal, Not Equal in Forex Trading Strategy

March 11, 2018 admin 0

How to use more than , lesser than, equal or not equal in Forex Trading Strategy  As a part of how to design your forex trading strategy,  you need to know what is the condition that you could check for ? In general, you know you could compare the price, buw how to compare the price? For example, you want to check Whether the price has moved more than the 5 moving average price ? Whether the price has moved lesser than the 5 moving average price? This post is going to reveal the type of mathematic condition that you could use to check your criteria, they are known as relational operators. This knowledge will help you when you’re designing your condition using the EA builder to design your condition for custom indicator custom EA. What you’ll learn in this post What does relational operators do? More than  >  Lesser than <  Equal == More or equal than >=  Lesser or equal than <= Not equal != These are the relational operators that are commonly used when you want to design your trading strategy. What does relational operator do? From the example below, I am using two variables to make comparison  A and B . A and B can either be a price Ask, Bid, Open Price, High Price, Low price, or Close price an indicator price (i.e. Moving average price , Bollinger band price) Time Volume or etc A reminder, the comparison will ONLY give you TWO results in True / Matched / Condition passed False / Mismatched / Condition failed For both of the results, you could decide to do the actions that you want. For example, if the condition checking is passed, then you do a buy trade, on the other hand, if the condition checking is failed, then you do a sell trade. On both results, whether is true or fail, you could decide to do something on each of the result, or  you could just do nothing. For example, I only want to execute sell trade when the result is fail. I will do nothing if the checking is true. I only want to close the trade when the condition checking is true. More than  >  This operator more than > is to check whether A  is more than B. For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF   Result  Graph Examples   A = 102.00 B = 101.00 A > B Condition Matched.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 101.00 B = 102.00  A  > B  Condition Failed.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line Lesser than <  This operator lesser than < is to check whether A lesser more than B. For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF  Result  Graph Examples   A = 102.00 B = 101.99 A < B Condition Failed.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 101.99 B = 102.00  A  < B  Condition Matched.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line Equal == This equal operator is to check the whether A is exactly the same with B. For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF  Result  Graph Examples   A = 70.00 B = 70.00 A == B Condition Matched.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 71.01  A  == B  Condition Failed.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 69.99  A  == B  Condition Failed.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   More or Equal than >= More or equal than operator is to check whether the price is more than OR equal with. Unlike the more than > comparison, if the price is exactly the same, it is still not true. However, in this comparison, the result is true when the price is exactly the same.   For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF  Result  Graph Examples   A = 70.00 B = 70.00 A >= B Condition Matched.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 71.01  A  >= B  Condition Matched.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 69.99  A  >= B  Condition Failed.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   Lesser or Equal than <= This is the opposite of the more or equal than operator. It is to check if the price is lesser or equal than . The condition is true when the price is exact the same or lesser. For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF  Result  Graph Examples   A = 70.00 B = 70.00 A <= B Condition Matched.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 71.01  A  <= B  Condition Failed.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 69.99  A  <= B  Condition Matched.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   Not Equal != Not equal is the opposite sign of equal. Anything that is not equal then will result in true. For example,  Examples  Condition Check IF  Result  Graph Examples   A = 70.00 B = 70.00 A != B Condition Failed.  A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 71.01  A  != B  Condition Matched.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   A = 70 B = 69.99  A  != B  Condition Matched.   A = Blue Line B = Red Line   So summary, in this post, you should have learned how to use the relational operator to make your comparison. You should know the basic relational operator like > more than, < lesser than, >= more or equal than, <= lesser or equal than, == equal operator, != not equal operator. With this, you should able to create your own trading strategy. Nevertheless, in this post, it only mentions how to create a single criteria check. How about you want to combine 2 criteria check? For example, I want to check both 5 moving average is > 13 moving average RSI price is < 70   You will learn this in next post. Stay tune. I wish you happy learning and success in creating your EA robot.

How to Design Your Forex Trading Strategy

March 4, 2018 admin 1

How to Build EA Robot Strategy | How to Design Your Forex Trading Strategy This post is to show you how to build a good forex trading strategy for your trade or for your EA robot. A good strategy covers different aspects from trade entry, trade management to account management. These 3 aspects are the crucial elements that you should think while you are designing your trade strategy. Trade strategy is the golden trade secret that each trader owns. Revealing the trade strategy to other is like allowing other to know your secrets. On the other hand, stealing other trader trade strategy or reverse engineering the EA robot to reveal the trade strategy is an unethical behavior that I definitely say NO. Therefore, protect your trade strategy and protect your own copyright. Back to the topic, any of the trading method could be written as a trade strategy. If someone is trading through the gut feeling, then he will surely lost in trade in long run when the emotions come. Therefore, before you trade, you should design your trade strategy. You should follow your trade strategy in any circumstances without affected by any emotion, especially in trade entry, in taking profit, in stopping lost and in account management. These are the keys that you will accumulate your profit, rather than you are betting all your money in a trade blindly. Trading is not gambling, but trading is a skill of finding out the probability through technical analysis or fundamental analysis. What you’ll learn in this post? What is Forex trading strategy How to design trade strategy Step 1: Design strategy for trade entry Step 2: Design strategy for trade exit (take profit or stop loss) Step 3: Win to Loss Ratio, Profit to Loss Ratio Step 4: Test your strategy What is Forex trading strategy Trading strategy is a set of condition checking to take an action in MT4. The set of criteria could consists of ONE or MANY conditions. Use the keyword “WHEN” to ask yourself when you want to do an action. The action could be buy / close / modify / close trade. So you need to ask yourself these questions: What is your action ? When you want your action to be executed ? For example: (What is my action) : I want to do a buy trade (When you want your action to be executed) : I want to execute a new buy trade when I’ve detected 3 past bars is bullish bar Thus, The “When you want to trade ” is the strategy checking or you could say this is a set of criteria. So this is pretty simple right. Now, it is time to convert your thoughts into a sequence of thought flows. I normally just use power point to help me or draft out in a paper.  You could use a flow diagram with rectangle shaped box, diamond shaped box, and round shape box to form your idea. For example as: Flow Chart Explanation: Round shaped boxes are use to indicate start of strategy checking and end of the checking Diamond shaped box is used for decision making. There are ONLY two possible outcome: whether is the checking is matched or fail (In programming, it is true or false) True is when the checking is matched False is when the checking is fail Rectangle shaped box is used for action: i.e. You want to do a buy trade Arrows flow is used to indicate the flow of thought of what will happen next So, try to draft out your trading strategy in a paper or even in power point. You can use this template for a quick start too. Download the Template here. Step 1: Design strategy for trade entry First is to design your trade entry, whether is a buy trade, sell trade or pending trades like buy stop, sell stop, buy limit or sell limit.  These are the action for the trade entry. Before that, you need to think of when you want the trade to be executed. In general, it can be broken down into two: Which timeframe you want the trade to be checked For example in 5 minutes chart, 15 minutes chart, 30 minute chart, 1 hour chart, 4 hours chart, 1 day chart, 1 week chart or 1 year chart i.e. I want to check on every new bar created in 5 minutes chart What is the criteria need to be met ? You can use indicator to find the criteria For example moving average , RSI, MACD. i.e. Price is moving above 5 moving average You also can use the help of Price action in finding the resistance and supports With these, then you can form a single criteria check. You could write it out your criteria check as below I want to check on every new bar in 5 minutes chart When the previous price is moving more than previous bar 5 moving average For more advance criteria check, you could combine more criteria into checking, for example I want to check on every new bar in 5 minutes chart, previous price is moving more than previous 5 moving average I also want to check that at the same time previous RSI value is lesser than 70 In this example, you combine two indicators check. There is also time that you could combine checking in different time frames. For example I want to  check on every new bar in 5 minutes chart,  previous price is moving more than previous 5 moving average I also want to check that at the point of time 4 hours time frame, current RSI price is lesser than 70. The criteria checking is depending on your trade strategy.  It is on your research and study, which indicators will give you more profits. Design strategy for trade exit (take profit or stop loss) Now, once your trade is entered, you also could write the trade strategy for your take profit and stop loss. Normally the once the trade is executed, you will check on the condition of your trade in every price changed. On each price changed, you can take action as below Change your trades through modifying the take profit or stop loss Close your trade in critical condition Again, you could write your strategy for these actions. Win to Loss Ratio and Profit to Loss Ratio This is very important that you need to consider on the risk management: Win to loss ratio This is the ratio how many times you win versus how many time you lost i.e. I win  8 times out of 10 times, loss 2 time. The win to loss ratio is 80% i.e. I win 2 times out of 10 times, loss 8 time. The win to loss ratio is 20% Profit to loss ratio This is the ratio of profit versus loss in a single trade i.e. I win 50 pips averagely in a time, but if I loss 20 pips averagely in a time. Then the profit to loss ratio is 250%. This also means, if I win one time, basically I could cover 2.5 times of lost. i.e. I win 20 pips averagely in a time, but if I loss 50 pips averagely in a time. Then the profit to loss ratio is 40%. This also means, if I lost one time, basically I would need 2.5 times of wining to cover my lost. Both ratio carries different weights. You will still lost in total if you didn’t calculate correctly. For example If my win to loss ratio is 50% (10 times of trade, 5 times will win, 5 times will loss) I will loss in total if my profit to loss ratio is less than 50%, meaning I need more wining trade in order to cover my losing trade However, if my profit to loss ratio is more than 50%, then I will win in total. This is to show you how important that you should understand the ratios and design your stop loss and take profit correctly. Test your strategy Lastly, you should test your strategy for goes into live. There are two ways you could test your strategy. First: build an EA and test through MT4 Strategy Tester. With this, you could get 100% of accuracy whether your trade strategy is working or not, whether will loss or win through the past history. Robot will not tell lies. Second: You need to do the back test one by one through Metatrader 4 past history. You need to be honest to your self and only follow the strategy that you have defined, else you will not get the 100% of accuracy and know the result of trade strategy if it is working. So, this is the end of the post. I hope you have learned the knowledge of how to design your trading strategy. By now, you should be clear the trade considerations that you need to think when design a trade. These all will eventually affect your result. I hope it will help you to improve your trade. Happy learning ^^