Setting up an EA (Expert Advisor) on SLM (SmartLive Markets) using MetaTrader4

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Old Feb 26, 2011, 3:02pm   #25
 
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Re: Setting up an EA (Expert Advisor) on SLM (SmartLive Markets) using MetaTrader4

If, like me, you have lots of versions of MT4 running and other folders in the taskbar that you're working with then you might find this handy:

Taskbar Shuffle
http://download.cnet.com/Taskbar-Shu...-10704042.html

(a feature Macs already have that windows should have)

Personally I have my MT4 windows in alphabetical order for each strategy with a default testing one always first so as not to accidentally interfere with a live trading profile.

Hope you find this useful.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 8:42pm   #26
 
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Another aspect to remember is to make sure your time is synchronised with an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server as your machines time can drift at times and then your EA won't kick off at 6.30 exactly and you might get a worse price

Some ISP's provide them and there is the default time.windows.com but here is a list of others;

http://www.timetools.co.uk/ntp-serve...-server-uk.htm

Instructions for Win 7
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...n-2008-R2.html
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 4:13pm   #27
 
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I thought MT4 used the server time from SLM anyway?
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 10:58pm   #28
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I am confused by the one hour ahead time showing on chart. Does this mean the EA parameters should be to trade at 7:30 instead of 6:30 ?
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 7:59am   #29
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I am confused by the one hour ahead time showing on chart. Does this mean the EA parameters should be to trade at 7:30 instead of 6:30 ?
You can put GMT times into the EA settings, it will automatically adjust for the broker's time offset.

See also the discussion on these pages:

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/fore...dvisor-39.html
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 12:46pm   #30
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Thanks goldfinger777

One other thing - does it work for demo accounts, or only Live ones?
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 1:02pm   #31
 
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Thanks goldfinger777

One other thing - does it work for demo accounts, or only Live ones?
Works on demo and live, i use it for both, testing ea's on demo and live for proven ea's.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 9:20pm   #32
 
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Just found this nice little windows utility to shut down my pc at 10am after all of the NT trades have finished!

http://www.airytec.com/en/
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