If you are curious how fully automated trading indeed can work read on at the following links:
Me and my machine.pdf
Deltix Quantoffice low latency productivity
How to justify the cost of Deltix with Deltix Cloud Services
However for a single retail trader even with good developer skills this is so far out of reach that you have to seriously question yourself. You simply cannot substitute a full developer team with a single even highly motivated 24/7 retail developer/trader. This is not how it works and one of the reasons of the high failure rate. I talked to the Deltix CEO and he showed interest if I can provide a tradable account size of 500k.
Back to MetaTrader: Use it for semi-automation and to support your trading as much as possible with metrics, analytics, notifications, risk control, maybe synthetics, maybe a few indicators (overrated anyway). For this MT4 is the perfect tool.
All these parameters are also controlled remotely via MT4 mobile so gives me the freedom to trade while I sleep or when I am on travel. Anyways, all valid points. One day, I might decide to release my entire automation as it will not affect my own performance and it has more than 300+ input parameters. I have made sure of that in my design by making sure two exact copies of EA running in parallel will with the exact same parameters will yield in different trades (and outcome) as it can generate over half a million magicnumbers (i.e. unique trade possibilities all from just one universal entry setup when run in full capacity mode i.e. 10M account size)
My kids are using git in their school/college projects so this ol' dawg definitely has some catching up to do in this space :-
"For example, if a particular CPU-intensive algorithm is used by multiple models, where's the sense in each model calculating those algorithm values individually and wasting CPU cycles? One component or trading model can calculate the values and write them back as a custom data stream for wider consumption - calculate once, use many." pasted from
Deltix QuantOffice: Low Latency Productivity
Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 20 Q1 2011
"I am pure quantitative algorithmic currency trader.My initial computation takes 30 sec too but i am able to pack that data in a way that allows me to save it on HDD & to reutilize it with the new arrived ticks as it is without any other computations." quoting myself from the FIX Api thread .
hmmm...what they know and me a small retail don't?
Thanks for this excellent utility.
You've just made my life a whole lot easier.
*Edit* Ignore below. The MT4 instances have all updated themselves.
Is it possible to update this to the latest build?
I've just noticed the latest MT4 version fixes an annoying issue when time frame switching (hotkeys-slim) with an EA attached.
Current: V4.00 Build 1126 (20 Jun 2018)
New: V4.00 Build 1160 (14 Dec 2018)
Does anyone use this Vanilla MT4?
It's been over 1 year since the last post.
I used it myself on my old computer and it was perfect. I wonder if there are any known problems and whether everything works with the current MT4.
have you got modified terminal.exe that works on vista?
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