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Learn how to code your own ideas on Ea and one day you will be profitable.

giannis CH (giannis)
Oct 11 2020 at 16:17
posts 18
I started trading on Forex 7 years ago.
At the same time i started learning how to code Expert Advisors.
Every strategy that i made , failed.

It took me 6 years to write an EA that actual works.
I had to write 22.154 strategies to find the right one.
I made more than 500.000 backtests to find the right pairs.

So this is my advise.
Learn how to code your own ideas on Ea and one day you will be profitable.


The advantage of automatic trading vs manual trading is the backtest.
With manual trading you have to wait 1-2-3 months to see if it works.(and you ll never be sure)
With automatic trading you have to wait 1-2-3 minutes you can be SURE if it works
So time is money.. Invest your time wisely

My steps over these years was these...

2013
(https://www.fxcm.com)
(https://www.mjtnet.com)
I started trading on FXCM Trading Station 2 platform.
I then used Macro Scheduler Desktop Automation, which has a function for Screen Recognition,
to automate my first ideas.I had to run 20 virtual windows using vmware on 6 PC so i can reduce the time for testing.

2017
(https://fxcodebase.com)
4 Years later, and after thousands of fails , i found this site which made the fxcm platform and they have sections with
hundreds of strategies.So i downloaded the some simple ones and i started experiment with the code , to understand how it works.
This way i learned the .lua programming language.

2018 and ESMA
(https://www.mql5.com/)
After the decision of EU and ESMA, i had to open account to australia or something similar , so i could use the 1:400 leverage.
At the same time i had to learn .mql for MetaTrader 4, and recreate my .lua projects to .mql

2019
(https://forextester.com/)
I had finally made 1 strategy that was working. So to make my strategy more efficient i should add more pairs.
But either FXCM or MT4 could backtest several pairs under the same account balance at once.
So i found this app ( ForexTester 4 ) that can do it.And that was my last language i learned.Delphi


I hope that my links will help someone to start coding his own EA.
 Invest your time wisely

rosscortb
Nov 10 2020 at 10:01
posts 7
@giannis

I am at the early stages of writing one. Taken a course on the basics of writing one based on just opening trades outside of bollinger bands.
Thanks for the links
Bansheedo
Nov 10 2020 at 11:30
posts 10
Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope that I to can get an EA that works one day
Beagelv
Nov 10 2020 at 12:22
posts 81
Really thanks for sharing such information, it will be very useful
LyudmilLukanov
Nov 13 2020 at 17:26
posts 819
I prefer manual trading. However, I will try to start coding my own EA. Thanks to you.
TR4DEX
Nov 13 2020 at 18:01
posts 88
I've had a very similar experience. Happy coding @giannis
EbonyJones
Nov 13 2020 at 19:52
posts 232
Learning is a continues process for any trader. He should learn as much as he can to become successful in the forex market.
Sairdred
Dec 17 2020 at 12:31
posts 9
Well, this is really interesting. But there are traders who prefer to make their own decisions every time.
Dictiony
Dec 18 2020 at 02:24
posts 231
Great! Thanks for sharing your experience. Can I ask every EA can give us a good profit in Forex?
Androgelv
Dec 19 2020 at 13:37
posts 21
It seems to me that in order to learn this you need a lot of experience in the market.
You have to have a clear understanding of all the mechanisms and peculiarities of what is going on.
SofieAndreasen
Dec 20 2020 at 21:21
posts 759
Quite nice trading journey. In my opinion building EA with own trading strategy is better than commercial EA.
Henreyedwards
Dec 29 2020 at 10:08
posts 21
Yes, this is something a lot of traders need and it is very important to get the basics clear. Helps a lot, thanks for this.
Norman (azmanpay124)
Dec 29 2020 at 14:33
posts 20
I agree with you. Backtesting and optimization is statistical evidence of your trading strategy.
I never trust a trading strategy, especially a manual trading strategy, until it proved working and profitable.
It only can achieve by backtesting or trade on a live account and analyze the trade history.
turnipfollow
Jan 12 2021 at 08:55
posts 27
Wow! 6 years is a long time to learn something. I’m glad you finally learned how to successfully work with EAs. all the best to you.
debramaldonado
Feb 09 2021 at 09:58
posts 21
That reflects a very good progress. I hope you keep sharing some expertise with others on this platform. Thank you for this.
freckcope
Feb 24 2021 at 05:26
posts 16
I think it is essential that people learn to code their own EAs. This will be for their own good and they can create custom EAs as per their preferences.
RobertFerrari
Dec 28 2021 at 07:08
posts 410
turnipfollow posted:
Wow! 6 years is a long time to learn something. I’m glad you finally learned how to successfully work with EAs. all the best to you.
I think learning is the only process to become successful in this market.
RobertFerrari
Jan 07 at 05:50
posts 410
turnipfollow posted:
Wow! 6 years is a long time to learn something. I’m glad you finally learned how to successfully work with EAs. all the best to you.
There is no alternate way to get success. You have to learn all the tools and techniques.
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