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Flex EA - TrendSurfer - REAL (by flexea)

Gain: +125.27%
Drawdown: 74.48%
Pips: 6336.3
Trades: 434
Won:
Lost:
Type: Real
Leverage: 1:500
Trading: Automated
nakos
Apr 21 2016 at 15:03
9 posts
Thank you, i completely missed that post!
BTW, I would shift to the new flex version...do you know what happen to the open trades if i do so? Do they automatically shift to the new settings or i need to take care manually?

Glenn (sheltongw)
Apr 22 2016 at 00:08
65 posts
I don't know if the new one takes over the open trades or not. When you shift to the new version, you have to remove the existing EA from each chart and re-drag and drop the new version of the EA to the charts again. I don't think it will recognize the previous existing open trades.

If they are kept as a temp file that is shared between old and new file it should be good to go though. If you do the 'hot swap' and it works please let us know. It will be good information to know since updates come out every month as Steve improves the EA.

😁

Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.
Pablo51
Apr 22 2016 at 06:41
91 posts
Bit concerned.

I am using trend surfer with the set file as published yesterday. However despite of the fact that the set file sets a max number of orders of 5 both buys and sells, so far I have 9 buy orders opened only in USDCAD. Also in the display shown on screen it say Max buys/sells 12/12, while it should be 5/5.

Any of you similar experience?.

Thanks and regards.

Glenn (sheltongw)
Apr 22 2016 at 06:51
65 posts
Hi Pablo51, can you post your .set file? Will be easier to assess that way.😲

Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.
Pablo51
Apr 22 2016 at 07:00
91 posts
Sure here it is.

I believe it must be a bug because when I change the max buy/sales orders to 6 instead of 5 works fine.



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Glenn (sheltongw)
Apr 22 2016 at 07:28
65 posts
Good catch! I submitted a request to check the code for that. It might be a simple math error on the code line so I think it is an easy fix. I tried it out on 3, 4, 6 max buy/sell and got the same 12/12. I even tried changing max charts but didn't change the 12/12 display. Steve is pretty quick with this kind of fix. Will keep you posted.

Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.
Pablo51
Apr 22 2016 at 07:31
91 posts
Thanks Glenn but as I mentioned 6 works fine with me.

Regards.

Pablo51
Apr 22 2016 at 19:58
91 posts
Well, I have started backtesting the trend surfer in order to understand what is going on.

I recommend everybody to do it as I am getting a very strange behaviour of the EA. It is duplicating orders when passing on the same level of price. Also, it is not only opening trades in favour of the trend but also when it is in losses. This might be a try to avoid leaving baskets in the limbus. The problem is that the strategy starts behaving like half grid but without adjusting TP.

I know this sounds confusing but if you make a visual backtest you will understand immediately what I am talking about.

Regards.

Glenn (sheltongw)
Apr 23 2016 at 13:55
65 posts
Here is the reply from Steve on the issue of the 12/12 display extra orders when you choose 5/5 max charts. I turns out that this is an internal setting which sets default number of max buy/sells depending on the strategy you choose (in this case, TrendSurfer users max of 12/12 which it changes to when you set default of 5/5). Steve will be updating this function to make it more transparent to the user what is going on to eliminate confusion, so the user won't think this is a bug issue:



Flex EA Support <support@forexflexea.com>
Apr 22 at 11:02 AM

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Glenn Shelton

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Hi,

This is intended but I have plans to change the way it works. Right now to change the settings like max trades, take profit, virtual trades etc. for each strategy, and allow user modification I need some sort of check. The way it works now is I check if Max buy/sell = 5 (the default value) if it is and a different strategy is selected like trendsurfer, then it will use the internally set number of max buy/sells for that strategy which is 12. If you change the max buy/sell to anything other than 5, then that defined number of trades will be used instead. So in summary, you can't use 5 max buy/sells with trendsurfer, has to be 4 or 6.

I plan to possibly change this so all those settings display as '0' which will eliminate the problem above, and maybe make things simpler to understand for everyone.

Steve
Forex Flex EA Support


Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.
Glenn (sheltongw)
Apr 23 2016 at 14:00
65 posts
Hi Pablo51, if this was recent behavior (new version 3.33) and you are using the TrendSurfer, it is because of a new feature Steve added to the EA:

'Added a new feature called TrendHybrid which is a toggle on/off mode. When toggled on and used with TrendSurfer it will make Flex open its additional orders when the price moves both in favor of the previous trade by +21 pips, or against the previous trade by -21 pips. This can help get out of drawdowns quicker instead of leaving Flex to hang on to small trendsurfer baskets for ages. So basically if the price goes against TrendSurfers initial trade, it will use the Default strategy until the price reverses in it's favor, and then continue stacking trades going with the trend.

Steve
Forex Flex EA Support'

Please check to see if you have this option turned on in your .set file. You can turn this off and on as desired.

Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.
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