MA Crossing Bot tutorial – Buying and selling Methods – 15 November 2023

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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 can open orders when the crossing of two shifting averages happens. Certainly, the principle benefits of this EA are:

  • It consists of further 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 may work with all market watch symbols directly.

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 record 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 ought to be scanned:
  – ‘Solely image on the chart’ : you must use this selection 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 obligatory): just for brokers who use prefixes. For instance, kind m for mEURUSD

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

If a number of symbols should be entered on this subject, they should 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 exterior of the established time if at the least one of many following parameters is enabled:
  – ‘Max % misplaced/day’ ;
  – ‘Max % win/day’ ;
  – ‘Shut earlier than weekend’ ;
  – ‘Shut on reverse crossing’ ;
  – ‘Shut order if value 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 (typically for crypto buying and selling)

Sunday (crypto): alerts & buying and selling on Sunday (typically 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

-====Shifting averages crossing settings====-

Timeframe: all MT4 timeframes

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

Should you use one other worth, the present chart timeframe is not going to 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 if a cross happens, the earlier cross shall be situated. The EA will rely the variety of bars between the two crossings (present and former). 2 options:

  – Variety of bars < x: the order just isn’t open;

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

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

     -=Shifting common 1 settings=-

Ma1 interval: interval of the first  MA

Ma1 technique: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

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

Ma1 shift: shift of the first  MA

     -=Shifting common 2 settings=-

Ma2 interval: interval of the 2nd  MA

Ma2 technique: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

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

Ma2 shift: shift of the 2nd MA

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

     -=third Shifting common settings=-

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

Ma3 timeframe: all MT4 timeframes

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

Ma3 interval: interval of the third  MA

Ma3 technique: SMA / EMA / SMMA / LWMA

Ma3 utilized value: 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 value: 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=-

Day by day PP: checks if value is above (purchase sign) or under (promote sign) each day PP

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

Month-to-month PP: equivalent to the earlier parameter for month-to-month PP

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

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

     -=Normal settings=-

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

Magic quantity: should 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, you probably have 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. To be able to velocity up the backtests, the calculation is finished each hour throughout backtests, as a substitute 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)

Identical 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

Fastened 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 simply too low, no order shall be opened! To keep away from any downside, it’s endorsed to set the worth ‘0’ for the backtests.

Max slippage: max allowed slippage to open an order

Identical comment as ‘Max unfold’.

     -=SL & TP settings=-

SL mode: cease loss will be positioned x pips above/under present value (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 worth, the order just isn’t opened. For a promote order, if the Ma is under the worth, the order just isn’t 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 value 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 value on the opening of the order whatever the ‘SL mode’ chosen

     -=Further closing settings=-

Shut on reverse crossing: shut the order if the two MA cross within the different course (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 course might 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 value closes above/under a Ma: shut order if ask < Ma (purchase order) or if bid > Ma (promote order)

Shut order if value 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 value

Path step: step in pips for the trailing cease

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

Max further orders (by image) : ‘Open further orders’ should be ‘true’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Earlier than utilizing the ‘All main foreign exchange pairs’ mode, confirm that the 28 main forex pairs are current within the “Market Watch” tab of MT4.
  • It’s endorsed to make use of multi-symbol mode for alerts solely. When a worthwhile technique is discovered on an emblem, 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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