Guest post by 4xdev.
Want to know if you can code your trading strategy into MetaTrader 4 robot effectively?
Read on to find out more!
One of the most capable features of MetaTrader 4 is algorithmic trading (automated trading) which lets you develop, experiment, and apply Expert Advisors and technical indicators. Additionally, it removes any complications in methodical and trading action.
On this platform, you will find the MQL4 IDE (Integrated Development Environment) which can allow you to develop trading bots as it has an MQL4 object-oriented programming language core to develop trading strategies. It is very efficient, flexible, and functions at a distinctive level. It sports a debugger and lets you compilation via the editor. Once you have done that, it automatically moves your application to MetaTrader 4 where a test or optimization is run on it in one of the MQL4 IDE components, the Strategy tester.
Explaining further, this means that the MetaTrader 4 make the broadest chances for the development of Expert Advisors and technical indicators open to you. Aside from that, you will get extra services that let you put your programming skills in play when using MetaTrader 4.
Can any trading strategy be coded into MetaTrader 4?
The question we frequently receive from our clients is if any strategy can be coded into MetaTrader 4. This part of the article will provide a comprehensive answer to the question and clear the doubts you may be having. So, if you’re one of those who ask such questions, follow us as we explain this in detail:
On the MT4, you can code any trading strategy regardless of its complexity thought it will encompass various setups as related to indicators, price actions, candlestick patterns, visual manipulation of MT4 objects, e.g. trading based on trendlines, arrows, fibos and more.
You must possess a clear set of guidelines for opening, closing, and handling orders if you wish to generate an automated trading system. The advantages of using an EA to do your trades include being able to handle your trading with the physically unfeasible swiftness, precision, and frequency as well as carrying out your trades continually 24/5 a week.
Despite the fact that you can precisely code any strategy in Meta Trader4, some exceptions still exist. For instance, several basic strategies might be more sophisticated than just reading a news result from a news web site and acting on it, therefore it would need some physical input.
Nevertheless, you can code strategies based on complicated analytical methods. From our own research or encounter, we have found out that with an increase in the sophistication of the strategy, the more likely that it would be able to gain from moving intricate functions into a DLL accessed from the EA.
Hence, it is in most cases but if not, we will inform you too. And in those situations when it cannot completely automate, it is often likely that you can create semi-automatic tools that are very useful for the trade.
Although most trading strategies can be encoded in an MT4 Expert Advisor, some of them may contain features not supported by the platform. At 4xdev, we always warn the customer whether it is possible to implement the strategy or whether it is necessary to make changes to the specification, abandon some features, or change them.
To understand whether it is possible to implement a particular strategy, we need a description from which it is possible to select a set of rules that can be implemented programmatically for the strategy.
In terms of performance, almost any strategy can be created, but not everyone will work fast. For example, an advisor that will check all currency pairs will work much slower than several identical advisors working on the same currency pair.
For specific tasks that are beyond the scope of MQL capabilities, we can use third-party libraries that will add all the necessary functionality to the MT4 Expert Advisor.
The 4xdev team has extensive experience in creating tools for MT4 (more than 500 orders for MT) and will certainly cope with a project of any complexity.
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