TIPS for beginners

TIPS for beginners

If this is your first Expert Advisor, or you are not sure what to do, here are some tips that will help you.

1. Activate Automatic Trading

For EAs to work, automatic trading must be activated.

Tools > Options > Expert Advisors > Allow Automated Trading

2. Use a different magic number for each symbol

For example –> EURUSD (Magic Number) = 1234,   GBPUSD (Magic Number) = 2345, USDCAD (Magic Number) = 2525

3. Use the recommended symbols

Nexus EA is mainly made for FOREX 5 digits. Recommended EURUSD, USDCAD, GBPUSD, USDCHF, AUDUSD

Atomic79 EA is primarily made for the gold symbol, XAUUSD.

Respect this rule if you don’t know what you’re doing.

4. Activate the news filter

All our EAs have a news filter. Activate it.

Tools > Options > Expert Advisors > Allow WebRequest listed URL, and add the address

It is not a web page, it is a gateway, it does not open in the internet browser

5. Do not manually intervene in trades opened by the Expert Advisor

Trades opened by the EA should not be closed. Results can be unpredictable.

Unless you know very well what you’re doing, don’t change inputs when there are open trades.

6. Use a VPS

If you don’t want to have your PC 24 hours a day on and working, use a VPS.

This is the equivalent of a virtual pc.

7. Respect Lot Sizes

To win in trading there are no shortcuts. If you have $1,000, you’re not going to make $100,000 in a year.

The sooner you understand this, the easier it will be for you to make money.

If $1000 per symbol is recommended (according to EA), don’t skimp and protect your money.

Do not open trades with a lot size larger than recommended, we usually use 0.01

8. Do not change parameters without knowing what you are doing

It is common for users to change parameters of the EA’s operation without knowing why they do so.

If you want to change a parameter, I recommend that you first check the repercussions of that change with a backtest.

If you don’t know how to do backtests, you should start with it now.

To get started, open the Strategy Tester, CTRL+R, select the EA, the symbol, the timeframe, and start your test.

9. Once you start using the Expert Advisor, look in the Experts log and check how everything is correct.

Access the registry from Terminal (Ctrl + T), and go to the Experts tab, check that there are no errors.

It is only necessary to do this the first few times you use an EA, to check that there are no errors of any kind.

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