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MQL5: CopyTime() vs SeriesInfoInteger()

To obtain a period’s open time, we can use either CopyTime() https://www.mql5.com/en/docs/series/copytime or SymbolInfoInteger() https://www.mql5.com/en/docs/marketinformation/symbolinfointeger I’ve attached a script testing the speed of each showing that SymbolInfoInteger() is faster than CopyTime() by 50%, even after optimisation.     Just throwing it out there. Advertisements

MQL5: Getting your EA to manage its own orders with others around

Before we get data about a position, we need to ‘select’ it first. ‘Selecting’ a position “copies data about a position into the program environment, and further calls of PositionGetDouble(), PositionGetInteger() and PositionGetString() return the earlier copied data. This means that the position itself may no longer exist (or its volume, direction, etc. has changed), … Continue reading

MQL5: Getting indicator values – default indicator function versus iCustom()

Posting this as a repository for myself as I can’t remember what I wrote yesterday much less a few months ago. This script illustrates 2 things: 1. Getting indicator values in MQL5 is more laborious than in MQL4 if you only need 1 value 2. Calling a default indicator function versus iCustom() Know that iMACD() … Continue reading

Getting Fibonacci prices from the percentage level

Getting a price at a Fibonnaci percentage level is a straightforward mathematical calculation. We just need to define 3 things: 1. Price at 100% 2. Price at 0% 3. Percentage to return Price at This is a script illustrating all the calculation needed: You just need these 2 lines to to obtain your required price … Continue reading

MQL5: [Invalid price] error on OrderModify

There’s a few things that could give the Invalid Prices error from OrderModify. 1. If you are trying to modify price, SL, TP, with the same values as before. 2. If you are trading on an asset which tick size is not the same as the smallest increment of the least significant value, e.g. Nikkei 225 mini … Continue reading

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