Expert Advisor Programming Training Course

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This course is delivered in English.

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Duration Duration

7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)

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

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Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From £1300
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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.
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The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From £850
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Self-study courses allow you to learn at your own pace on your own time. There is no live instructor involved. The participants use recorded video, quizzes and reading at their own convenience.
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1 £1300 £1300 £850
2 £915 £900 £675
3 £787 £767 £617
4 £723 £700 £588
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VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
OxfordMon, 2016-07-11 09:30£850 / £1325
Bristol, Temple GateTue, 2016-07-12 09:30£850 / £1300
Birmingham Wed, 2016-07-13 09:30£850 / £1300
Manchester, King StreetThu, 2016-08-11 09:30£850 / £1375
London, BarbicanThu, 2016-08-18 09:30£850 / £1300

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