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After many years of EA coding for other traders (also for many of you) I think, I have seen it ALL. I have seen traders creating thier EA’s and strategies based only on one chart screenshot with only few trades on it or just because they have read something on the web. Obviously this approach doesn’t work! So the only way to go is to start creating strategy-portfolio’s using auto-generation supported by machine learning platforms like StrategyQuant. Read more…

StrategyQuant Review 2019

StrategyQuant is one of the best algo-trading/strategy development platforms available. I have decided to write an extended StrategyQuant review because more than 90% of all strategies I run on my MT4 are developed using this single tool. After many years of programming and testing for myself and also for other traders, I am 100% sure this is the proper way to go. So, what is so special about StrategyQuant?
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Learn how to validate your strategy design process.

Using this very easy to use ‘Simulated Forward Test’ method, you can verify if your system design method is really resulting in generating of profitable trading systems. That’s a very easy alternative to the commonly used method which is based on ‘generate and hope’ methodology where traders just ‘hope’ they are right about their strategy generation workflows. Stop wasting your time and money and get an additional confidence in system trading in just a few steps! Read more…

#1 reason traders fail in auto-trading

The number one reason traders fail in their auto-trading is due to lack of proper monitoring of their trading systems. Algo-trading is all about being able to find a needle in a haystack. If you are running 50 systems on your MT4 account, processing of statistical data can become very overwhelming. CoensioMT4Charts tool generates beautiful graphs and a clear overview of all system statistics, directly on your local MT4 platform. Read more…

+4500pips in the last 100 signals.

This time I will have a closer look at the FxMagnetic indicator. According to the makers of this indicator, the signals provided by this indicator are very accurate. The indicator has several different versions, each version is fine-tuned to specific currency pair (which makes sense from the algo-trading point of view). Of course everything is based on statistics and probabilities, but for example the current GBPJPY version of this indicator ‘predicted’ last 100 trades with the resulting profit of +4500pips and only 20% draw-down. Read more…

Free video course: How to properly optimize trading systems

Curve-fitting is the most common mistake made by inexperienced algo-traders. This is because the MT4 based optimization is nothing else but pure curve-fitting. Curve-fitting is a fancy name for cherry-picking (or ‘falsely’ connecting the dots), where you optimize your system using all possible combinations of all parameters and you select only the best results, the highest profits or the best looking equity charts. Read more…

How to properly backtest and optimize in MetaTrader

During many years of programming and testing of trading systems, I have developed a simple and reliable way of backtesting and optimization of Experts Advisors on MT4 and MT5 platfroms. In this article I will show you how to make sure your optimization process and backtesting can be used for a robust prediction of trading strategy results. Read more…

See how to trade news events with profit

Recently I was investigating the possibilities of trading the market during high impact news releases. You have probably already heard that some of the most successful professional traders, trade only during news releases (from fundamental point of view). The biggest problem while trading news is that fundamental analysis is very difficult to comprehend for a retail trader like you and me. So what are the other possibilities? In this blog you will learn:
  • How to trade during the news events and do it properly
  • How to use statistical advantage to trade news (no fundamental background required)
  • How to avoid trading during the news events and how to automatically disable your trading account during high impact news releases.
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See how I trade stocks with profit

As a trader I am always experimenting with new stuff and lately I discovered a few very good stock trading opportunieties. During the last few months I gained 200% of profit, only by following one simple rule: buy only the best stocks of the best companies outthere. Read my new blog if you want to see how I trade stock market! Read more…

How to convert any indicator to a fully automatic trading system

If you want to test one of your fancy (arrow) indicators, and do not know how to program an EA, then I have an easy solution for you: My ArrowHunter EA. This EA is capable of converting almost every external indicator to an automated trading system, with many different features, like: Trailing stop, automated money management or breakeven mechanism. Read more…

How to handle spread when opening new orders

In this short blog entry I will show you how I deal with spread to achieve exact 1:1 risk-ratio. In this example my EA will always win and lose exact the same amount of money… Read more…

Understand the probabilities in trading…

In this blog I want to try to explain you, why understanding the probabilities in FOREX trading is so important. In general trading business is not much different from ‘owning a casino’. All casino owners know their probability numbers and know that statistics are on their side. In order to be profitable in trading you must think like a casino owner. You must know your statistics and know your winning probability over a large number of trades. To give you a good example on how probability can affect your trading results, I’ve coded a simple trade simulator. Read more…

Coensio’s mini guide

In this section I’ll cover my personal view on how to become a profitable (currency exchange) trader. I’ll not point here to any trading system or indicator, but I hope I can put you on the right track to success. Read more…

What “they” never tell you…so read this carefully!

In this post I want to address one important characteristic of Forex trading. Something, that is overlooked by the majority of the (beginning) traders. I hope it will change your view on trading and will help set you on the right track. It will also help you to understand why I’ve developed this strange and “risky” hedging recovery strategy, that trades almost fully on an autopilot. Read more…
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My name is Chris, I'm a Dutch engineer with Polish roots. By day I'm an engineer, system trader and an internet entrepreneur, and by night I'm fighting internet crime;) I hope you will enjoy my website and my free MT4 software. Do not forget to check out my blog.
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