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  • MQL4 Arrays And Why You Should Be Using Them

    I’ve been helping people to learn how to code in MQL4 since 2007 and by far the most confusing topic that seems to stump students is ‘arrays’. Why that is I’m not completely sure but I have a few theories. The idea of arrays sounds confusing at first and when I hear the blind panic […]

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$50 Discount on MQL4 Video Course

It’s that time of year again when I like to do something special for the readers of the ATS blog. The whole purpose of setting up this blog way back in 2008 was to act as a hub or learning center for novice coders who were interested in learning how to code their own Expert […]

Adding ‘Margin Management’ to Risk Management – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the article “Adding ‘Margin Management’ to Risk Management”. If you would like to read part one you can find it here. Margin Management The first thing we have to know about Margin Management is Leverage. Leverage in the Forex allows us to make large trades with small amounts of money, […]

Adding ‘Margin Management’ to Risk Management – Part 1

One of the things to avoid when trading the Forex is a margin call/stop out, when your broker will close your trade on the spot without asking your permission. If you are using a computer program (or Bot), most brokers will shut down your EA at the same time, preventing any future trades until you […]

What’s the Difference Between MQL4 and MQL5?

The other week I had an email from a client asking what’s the difference between MQL4 and MQL5 and whether he should learn one or the other. One would assume that the two are somewhat related because after all both are MQL and both are designed to program indicators, scripts and expert advisors for MetaTrader…but […]

Code Your Own Candle Identifier in MQL4

There are quite a few indicators available that will identify various candle patterns but why not write your own? It’s really not that hard and you can customize it to only show the candle formations that you’re particularly interested in. As a simple outline I’ve written an indicator that will identify and mark inside bars […]

Forex Reversal Pattern Indicator

A failed attempt to close higher/lower is a very simple potential forex reversal pattern and in a recent project I had a requirement to be able to identify this pattern programmatically. I wrote a routine to spot the pattern and put it in an indicator so that I could offer it to my readers to […]

[Video] Build Your Own Forex Trading Robot

I was just looking  through some old files I’d created when I first started ATS back in 2008 and I came across one of the first videos that I ever made. It was pretty funny to see the video again as I literally hadn’t looked at in years and it was weird to notice some […]

Expert Advisors On Trial At ATS

UPDATE: Best forex robots on trial right now… After seeing countless expert advisors being offered for sale I was wondering if any of them actually live up to their hefty claims and wanted to get to the truth. I decided it would be a great idea to set up a trial and run it through […]

Is Automated Trading Software Right for You?

Trading the forex market like any other market can be a very difficult and, at times, an excruciatingly painful endeavor. To help make it a little bit easier Metatrader offer their platforms version of automated trading software which they call 'Expert Advisors'. Trading using this type of software can offer many advantages and help the […]

MQL4 Tutorial – Learn for Free!

Trying to learn anything can sometimes seem quite daunting at first but as you become familiar with the particular subject matter you soon realize that it wasn’t quite as hard as you’d first feared. To easily learn MQL4 you need to find a good introductory MQL4 tutorial and you’ll find a clear and concise one […]

Crazy Christmas Special On MQL4 Programming Course

In the spirit of the season I thought I’d do something special and so I decided to offer my MQL4 Programming Video Course at a very special low rate. Almost 3 hours of video training by a professional MQL4 programmer for only $25…CRAZY!!!! Here’s the deal… On December 1st I will be selling the course […]

Not All MQL Programmers Are Created Equal

MQL programmers come in many shapes and sizes so it’s unwise to assume that you’ll get the same level of service from each one. Having coded many projects for a large number of clients I’ve heard many sad stories of clients who had not checked out their programmer properly and instead just went for the […]