A Trading Robot is a set of programming code that analyses and trades the market on its own. Trading Robots allow you to trade the markets without human intervention!
What is MetaTrader 5 (MT5) and MQL5?
MetaTrader 5 is a software that allows us to build trading robots. It is the successor to MetaTrader 4. MQL5 is the programming language we use in MT5. When MT5 was initially released in 2010, it was not very popular. However, recent updates to MT5 (changes to the hedging issue) has increased its popularity among traders and brokers.
MT5 may be the future, so let’s master this stuff now!
Some highlights of MT5 (aka benefits over MT4):
Trade Stocks and Futures
Multi-Currency/Product Backtesting (this opens up a wide range of strategy options!)
Insanely Fast Optimisation times (1000X faster than MT4!)
Backtesting on REAL tick data
Automatic Walk-Forward Optimiser
The MQL5 language is harder to pick up compared to MQL4. But once you get it, you can easily pick up other object-oriented languages like C++ and JAVA
In the unlikely scenario where MetaQuotes discontinues MT4, we are screwed. Thus, it is good to have a backup plan (aka learn MT5)
What does this course offer?
This course teaches the knowledge required to effectively build trading robots using MT5 and MQL5.
You will be able to build advanced strategies that span across multiple financial products (Stocks, Futures, Forex and CFDs), shorten optimisation times from hours to minutes and increase your backtest accuracy by testing on real ticks.
So yea, these are massive improvements over MetaTrader 4! (It’s kind of a big deal)
We do NOT promise that you will strike it rich overnight. We do not make ridiculous claims (like those you see in newspapers and online ads) that you will make $3722 every night.
This course WILL, however, offer you the years of experience we have in building Robots. You will understand the pitfalls and keys to success to design great robots. You will avoid the hundreds of mistakes we made in our journey.
What is an 8-Currency Hedging Trading Robot?
MetaTrader 5 allows us to backtest and execute advanced strategies that span across multiple financial products (this is not possible with MT4), so we’ll utilise that to build advanced multi-asset strategies.
We will build an 8-Currency hedging trading robot. This trading robot analyses the 8 major currencies (USD, EUR, JPY, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF and NZD) and exploits inefficiencies when any of them goes out of whack. This trading robot will serve as a good template for you to experiment and build your own strategies.
Here's What You Are In For!
Programming Fundamentals 1: Variables and Conditionals
Robot 1: Anna - Our First Robot!
Getting Market Information - Troublesome but Essential Stuff
Understanding the Strategy Tester (Part 1)
Programming Fundamentals 2: Loops + Importing Code
What’s the deal with OOP - Mastering Object-oriented Programming (Part 1)
Robot 2: Bella - Utilising Volatility!
Pseudo Data Management in MT5
Understanding Our Optimiser (Part 1)
Programming Fundamentals 3: Arrays and Indicators
Building Indicators 1: Simple Indicators and Multi-buffers
Bonus Robot: Zelda - 8 Currency Arbitrage Robot
<Course 2: Learn MQL5: Master OOP + Time Manipulation>
Programming Fundamentals 4: Self-Learning and Functions
What a Mess! - Order Management (Part 1)
Robot 3: Charlotte - Different Order Types
Understanding the Strategy Tester (Part 2)
Robot 3A: Charlotte 2.0 - Different ways to Code Orders
MQL5 Coding Nuances - Get to know the small things
Robot 4: Diana - Turtles
Programming Fundamentals 5: Manipulate Date and Events
MT5 In-built EA Generator
Robot 5: Emma - A Robot based on Time
Understanding the Optimiser (Part 2) - Multi-threaded and Walk Forward
Robot 6: Francoise - Net Positions, No Hedging
Building Indicators 2: Momentum
What’s the deal with OOP - Mastering Object-oriented Programming (Part 2)
<Course 3: Learn MQL5: Semi-Algo Robots and Trading on News>
Uses and Types of Scripts
Robot 7: Genevieve - Semi-Algo Robot
Overview of Different Algo Trading Strategies
Robot 8: Haley - Mean Reversion
Building Indicators 2: Oscillators
Robot 9: Iris - Breakout
Building Indicators 3: Volume
Robot 10: Judy - Strategy based on Volume
Programming Fundamentals 6: Understanding Libraries
Building Indicators 4: Multi-asset (Correlations aka Proxy Trading)
Programming Fundamentals 7: Clean code + Graphical Objects
Trading on News and External Events
Robot 11: Kate - News Trading
<Course 4: Learn MQL5: Multi-Asset Arbitrage - Futures and Stocks>
Free: All software and data used are free! All robot testing and trading done in this course are done using virtual money!
Unconditional 30 days money-back guarantee – You have absolutely nothing to lose
Full lifetime access!
Access to all future lectures. Over 9 sections (50 lectures) to be added in the coming months. (Note that Course Price will rise as more sections are added)
24/7 access to Luke Code Support (LCS). LCS is an email conduit where you can ask for help for any programming issues.