Expert Advisor Programming Training Course

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This course is delivered in German or English.

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Duration Duration

7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Overview Overview

Course Outline Course Outline

An introduction to MQL

  • Introduction to MetaEditor
  • Basic Concepts
  • Layout of an MQ4 File

Order Placement

  • Bid, Ask and Spread
  • Order Types
  • The Order Placements Process
  • OrderSend()
  • Calculating Stop Loss and Take Profit
  • Retrieving Order Information
  • Closing Orders
  • A Simple Expert Advisor

Advanced Order Placement

  • Order Modification
  • Verifying Stops and Pending Order Prices
  • Calculating Lot Size
  • Other Considerations
  • Putting It All Together

Working with Functions

  • Add Stop Loss and Take Profit
  • Using Include Files
  • Using Libraries
  • A Simple Expert Advisor (with Functions)

Order Management

  • The Order Loop
  • Order Counting
  • Trailing Stops
  • Updating the Expert Advisor

Order Conditions and Indicators

  • Price Data
  • Indicators
  • Indicator Constants
  • Evaluating Trade Conditions
  • Comparing Indicator Values Across Bars

Working with Time and Date

  • Datetime Variables
  • Date and Time Functions
  • Creating a Simple Timer
  • Execute on Bar Open

Tips and Tricks

  • Escape Characters
  • Using Chart Comments
  • Check Settings
  • Demo or Account Limitations
  • MessageBox()
  • Email Alerts
  • Retry on Error
  • Using Order Comments as an Identifier
  • Margin Check
  • Spread Check
  • Multiple Orders
  • Global Variables
  • Check Order Profit
  • Martingale
  • Debugging Your Expert Advisor

Custom Indicators and Scripts

  • Buffers
  • Creating a Custom Indicator
  • Scripts

Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 1230EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 990EUR
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Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 1230EUR 990EUR
2 790EUR 645EUR
3 643EUR 530EUR
4 570EUR 473EUR
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Course Discounts

Course Venue Course Date Course Price [Remote/Classroom]
Excel Advanced with VBA Basel Mon, 2016-10-24 09:30 1500EUR / 2150EUR

Upcoming Courses

VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
BaselWed, 2016-11-09 09:30990EUR / 1340EUR
BernWed, 2016-11-30 09:30990EUR / 1340EUR
ZürichTue, 2016-12-06 09:30990EUR / 1340EUR

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