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MA Crossing Bot tutorial – Buying and selling Programs – 17 September 2023


This tutorial applies to the EA ‘MA Crossing Bot‘ whose product web page is accessible by clicking on the picture under:

This product is not only an EA that may open orders when the crossing of two shifting averages happens. Certainly, the principle benefits of this EA are:

  • It consists of extra filters (third MA, Pivot Factors, different filters will be carried out on demand).
  • It has an entire administration of orders (closing on reverse sign, break even, trailing cease, closing earlier than weekend, max misplaced or win / day …).
  • It will probably work with all market watch symbols without delay.

Under is the backtest of this EA for EURUSD (default settings) from 01/01/2020:

Backtest EURUSD

Detailed options are described on the product web page. Under is the listing of EA settings with explanations.

-====Normal settings====-

Symbols: symbols for alerts & buying and selling (all or image on the chart)

There are a number of potentialities to decide on which symbols needs to be scanned:
  – ‘Solely image on the chart’ : you need to use this feature for backtests or if you wish to apply the bot on the chart image ;
  – ‘All main foreign exchange pairs’ : the bot will scan all 28 main foreign exchange pairs (EUR/USD/GBP/CHF/AUD/NZD/JPY) ;
  – ‘Market watch’ : the bot will scan all market watch symbols ;
  – ‘Solely symbols listed under’ : solely symbols listed within the subject under shall be scanned

Symbols to scan or exclude: write right here symbols to scan (‘Solely symbols listed under’ mode) or to exclude (‘All main foreign exchange pairs’ and ‘Market watch’ mode)

Dealer prefix (if essential): just for brokers who use prefixes. For instance, sort m for mEURUSD

Dealer suffix (if essential): just for brokers who use prefixes. For instance, sort m for EURUSDm

If a number of symbols have to be entered on this subject, they have to be separated by commas

Use Timer: outline buying and selling days and hours

Orders will solely be opened on buying and selling days. Nevertheless, orders will be closed/modified even outdoors of the established time if not less than one of many following parameters is enabled:
  – ‘Max % misplaced/day’ ;
  – ‘Max % win/day’ ;
  – ‘Shut earlier than weekend’ ;
  – ‘Shut on reverse crossing’ ;
  – ‘Shut order if worth closes above/under a Ma’ ;
  – ‘Break even’ ;
  – ‘Trailing cease’.

Monday: alerts & buying and selling on Mondays

Tuesday: alerts & buying and selling on Tuesdays

Wednesday: alerts & buying and selling on Wednesdays

Thursday: alerts & buying and selling on Thursdays

Friday: alerts & buying and selling on Fridays

Saturday (crypto): alerts & buying and selling on Saturday (usually for crypto buying and selling)

Sunday (crypto): alerts & buying and selling on Sunday (usually for crypto buying and selling)

Begin time: begin of the session

Finish time: finish of the session

Indicators alerts: terminal and/or smartphone notifs

Buying and selling alerts: terminal and/or smartphone notifs

-====Transferring averages crossing settings====-

Timeframe: all MT4 timeframes

Warning! If you wish to use the timeframe of the chart, use the worth “CURRENT”!

When you use one other worth, the present chart timeframe won’t have an effect on the Ma calculation.

Crossing validated at: precise bar or as quickly because the bar is closed

Beneficial worth: ‘as quickly because the bar is closed’. An order shall be opened if a crossover is detected through the present bar and whether it is nonetheless there when the bar is closed.

Min bars after earlier crossing: the crossing is validated if no crossing through the earlier x bars

This setting is there to keep away from market noise and a interval of vary. Which means that if a cross happens, the earlier cross shall be positioned. The EA will depend the variety of bars between the two crossings (present and former). 2 options:

  – Variety of bars < x: the order shouldn’t be open;

  – Variety of bars >= x: the order is open.

Reversed logic: purchase and promote logic of the two MA crossing is reversed

     -=Transferring common 1 settings=-

Ma1 interval: interval of the first  MA

Ma1 methodology: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

Ma1 utilized worth: CLOSE / OPEN / HIGH / LOW / MEDIAN / TYPICAL / WEIGHTED

Ma1 shift: shift of the first  MA

     -=Transferring common 2 settings=-

Ma2 interval: interval of the 2nd  MA

Ma2 methodology: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

Ma2 utilized worth: CLOSE / OPEN / HIGH / LOW / MEDIAN / TYPICAL / WEIGHTED

Ma2 shift: shift of the 2nd MA

-====Filters settings====-

     -=third Transferring common settings=-

Use a third MA: checks if worth is above (purchase sign) or under (promote sign) this MA

Ma3 timeframe: all MT4 timeframes

Word: to keep away from pointless backtests in optimization mode, the ‘Similar than Ma1 & Ma2’ has been added to routinely present the identical timeframe for Ma3 than for Ma1 & Ma2.

Ma3 interval: interval of the third  MA

Ma3 methodology: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

Ma3 utilized worth: CLOSE / OPEN / HIGH / LOW / MEDIAN / TYPICAL / WEIGHTED

Ma3 shift: shift of the third  MA

     -=RSI settings=-

Use RSI: checks RSI worth earlier than opening an order

RSI Timeframe: all MT4 timeframes

RSI interval: interval of the RSI filter

RSI utilized worth: CLOSE / OPEN / HIGH / LOW / MEDIAN / TYPICAL / WEIGHTED

RSI shift: shift of the RSI filter

Min RSI worth for a purchase order: purchase order is opened if RSI > this worth

Max RSI worth for a promote order: promote order is opened if RSI < this worth

     -=Pivot factors settings=-

Each day PP: checks if worth is above (purchase sign) or under (promote sign) day by day PP

Weekly PP: checks if worth is above (purchase sign) or under (promote sign) weekly PP

Month-to-month PP: an identical to the earlier parameter for month-to-month PP

Word: the extra filters carried out, the less orders shall be opened. When you discover that there aren’t sufficient open orders, strive disabling some filters.

-====Buying and selling settings====-

     -=Normal settings=-

Permit buying and selling: if false, solely alerts are operational

Magic quantity: have to be distinctive if different EA are operating

‘Max open orders’, ‘Max % misplaced/day’ and ‘Max % win/day’ are calculated from the magic quantity. For instance, when you’ve got 3 EAs with the identical magic quantity, the full variety of orders opened would be the sum of the orders opened in these 3 EAs.

Max open orders: max variety of orders opened concurrently (if 0, no max)

Max % misplaced/day: if max worth is reached, the EA open orders are closed and no different order is opened till the following day (if 0, no max)

The calculation relies on account steadiness + open orders advantages. So as to pace up the backtests, the calculation is finished each hour throughout backtests, as an alternative of each minute for an actual buying and selling session.

Max % win/day: if max worth is reached, the EA open orders are closed and no different order is opened till the following day (if 0, no max)

Similar comment than for ‘Max % win/day’.

Shut earlier than weekend: shut all EA orders on Friday

Closing time earlier than weekend: if ‘Shut earlier than weekend’ is ‘true’

Use cash administration: if ‘true’, lot dimension in % steadiness

Mounted heaps dimension: lot dimension per order (if ‘Use cash administration’ is ‘false’)

Lot dimension in %: % steadiness per order (if ‘Use cash administration’ is ‘true’)

Max unfold: max allowed unfold to open an order (if 0, no max unfold)

Warning: if the worth of the unfold is just too low, no order shall be opened! To keep away from any downside, it is strongly recommended to set the worth ‘0’ for the backtests.

Max slippage: max allowed slippage to open an order

Similar comment as ‘Max unfold’.

     -=SL & TP settings=-

SL mode: cease loss will be positioned x pips above/under present worth (regular SL mode) or x pips above/under an Ma (Ma SL mode)

In ‘Ma SL mode’, SL is positioned under the Ma for a purchase order and above the Ma for a promote order. For a purchase order, if the Ma is above the value, the order shouldn’t be opened. For a promote order, if the Ma is under the value, the order shouldn’t be opened.

Ma for SL (Ma SL mode solely): if ‘Ma SL mode’ is chosen, the SL is x pips above/under the Ma chosen on this parameter when the order is opened

SL in pips: cease loss x pips above/under present worth in ‘regular SL’ mode and above/under the chosen Ma in ‘Ma SL’ mode

TP in pips: take revenue x pips above/under the present worth on the opening of the order whatever the ‘SL mode’ chosen

     -=Extra closing settings=-

Shut on reverse crossing: shut the order if the two MA cross within the different route (just for ‘previous_bar’ mode)

Min variety of bars to shut an order on reverse sign: for ‘Shut on reverse crossing’ mode, an order is closed provided that there’s a minimal of bars between the order opening and the reverse sign

If the crossing was not convincing, one other crossing within the different route could happen throughout subsequent bars. This parameter prevents the order from being closed too early.

Open an order on reverse crossing: opens a brand new order if one other order simply closed with the ‘Shut on reverse crossing’ parameter

Shut order if worth closes above/under a Ma: shut order if ask < Ma (purchase order) or if bid > Ma (promote order)

Shut order if worth closes above/under this Ma: MA to make use of for the earlier parameter

     -=BE/TS/Grid settings=-

Break even: if ‘true’, break even is activated

Break even revenue: triggers the break even from a sure revenue in pips

Trailing cease: if ‘true’, trailing cease is activated

Path revenue: triggers the trailing cease from a sure revenue in pips

Path distance: distance in pips between trailing cease and worth

Path step: step in pips for the trailing cease

Open extra orders: an extra order is opened every time the revenue reaches a step

Max extra orders (by image) : ‘Open extra orders’ have to be ‘true’

Mounted heaps dimension (additionnal orders): if ‘Use cash administration’ is ‘false’

It’s higher to have smaller heaps than for foremost orders.

Lot dimension in % (additionnal orders): if ‘Use cash administration’ is ‘true’

It’s higher to have smaller heaps than for foremost orders.

Revenue step in pips to open an extra order: every time the revenue reaches this step, a brand new order is opened

SL of extra orders: SL in pips of the extra orders

TP of extra orders: TP in pips of the extra orders

  • Earlier than utilizing the ‘All main foreign exchange pairs’ mode, confirm that the 28 main foreign money pairs are current within the “Market Watch” tab of MT4.
  • It is suggested to make use of multi-symbol mode for alerts solely. When a worthwhile methodology is discovered on a logo, it’s higher to use it in ‘only_symbol_on_the_chart’ mode.

Main foreign exchange pairs :

EURUSD / GBPUSD / USDCHF / AUDUSD / USDCAD / USDJPY / NZDUSD

EURGBP / EURCHF / EURAUD / EURCAD / EURJPY / EURNZD

GBPCHF / GBPAUD / GBPCAD / GBPJPY / GBPNZD

AUDCHF / CADCHF / CHFJPY / NZDCHF

AUDCAD / AUDJPY / AUDNZD

CADJPY / NZDCAD

NZDJPY

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