Optimization of trading strategies

Optimization of trading strategies

Continuing the theme – https://www.mql5.com/ru/blogs/post/363134.

Optimization is quite difficult to carry out if the trading strategy (TC) has no ideological basis.

At a sufficiently long period of optimization (over 1 year) change of parameters brute force does not achieve an acceptable result. But if the basic idea of ​​the vehicle is clear and understandable, the optimization does not cause major problems, and get the desired result can be relatively quickly by simply adding one additional filter in the strategy to the planned result.

Testing strategy for the EURJPY pair.

Before optimizing the parameters:


After optimization:

Optimization of trading strategies

Maybe I went too far with filters, but, on the other hand, any additional filter dramatically reduces the frequency of trading, and here we have to choose between max profit and maloubytochnostyu trade. And both of these conditions at the same time – are not feasible.

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Argo CandlesMT4

argo CandlesMT4

The idea to create this instrument was the frequent use of
in different strategies as a signal to enter the market (or the completion signals
beginning wave) crossing “MA” a short period (3-9), or going beyond the “Channel
standard deviation. “In this display is such a signal change color candles
(Bar) to the opposite. Scaling is automatic
Depending on the number of visible bars. The possibility of inclusion
warning signal and sending it to the Email.

After its analysis
work it turned out that he can independently be a simple heart
trend strategy on TF H1-H4 and above, where used for filtering transactions “MA” long period.

For correct display of the indicator in the Settings window “Properties”
it is necessary to specify the “color line” – None, and when displaying the “Candlesticks” put the kind of “line.”


  • Length – similar to the parameter deviations StdDev Channel.
  • Nbars – the amount of calculated bars.
  • Candles – candles or bars.
  • AlertON – warning signal.
  • EmailON – sending to Email.

Argo CandlesMT4

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