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SmartForexExpert EAs / SFE Breakout
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:32:47 PM »
SFE Breakout

This is a new system although the idea of the setup algorithm was developed at the beginning of 2019. The algorithm is very simple and shows potential in the backtest, but has not been published until now because the number of trades were very low. Then the past December I have been working to increase the number of trades, and now is at the point I like already, so I decided to publish it.

The current signal, the year 2019 has been running with this pre-release version with very few trades, and only with EURUSD and XAUUSD. The current version should perform better and uses more symbols.

This EA is different from other SFE 'momentum' EAs, because the setup algorithm don't need always 'momentum' because is more based in the concept of breakout.

Can be a bit undestood like an intraday trend follower, because the hours for open trades for this EA is in the New York session, is where the algorithm shows good results at long term.

Also the TP and SL positions is very different of the other SFE EAs, the TP is a lot more near, and don't need big movements to reach it.

 For all this I think that can be a good complement for users of a pure momentum EA, like SFE Price Action or SFE Attractor, because the way of trade is quite different.

If is your first EA, SFE Attractor I think is better in the overall, but this is cheap and I expect a good profit also.

As we can see in the backtest, in years of big movements like 2015, 2016, this EA can make a very huge profit, above 200%, while in the current kind of market, the potential is a lot more reduced, but I aspire the make 30-40% profit anyway, which is quite good right now.

This EA has a very good expectation of pips / trade. Then, can be used also with good results in average quality brokers.

In the current grid of SFE EA prices, I will put this EA for the moment in the medium price segment, because the market is not in his best situation for him, then for the moment the price will be set at 800 USD.

The attached backtest has been made with the mt5 version.

Product Page:
Mql5 signal:

Recommended SFE Portfolio - SFE General view:

Current version 1.0 recommended size (normal risk)

* 400 USD / 0.01 lots
* and increase to 2.0 to the EURUSD multiplier parameter.

After the mt4 publication, will be published very soon also in mt5. Then, if some user preffers to wait for the mt5 version, be warned.

All the month of January, the price will have a discount of 20% to 640 USD, to let the interested followers get the EA at better price.

Portfolio lounge / SFE Recommended Portfolio 2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 12:39:03 AM »
This is the list of SmartForexExpert EAs since the start (SFE Breakout will be published soon)

- Momentum and breakout EAs are similar, but I make a difference between a setup based in gain momentum from a setup more based in a breakout, this breakout can happen with low momentum sometimes. For this reason I believe that can develop quite different.

- The same with the difference between the night scalper and the reversal system. While night scalper is more related with volatility movements out of time, the reversal system (stealth) finds potential reversals which sometimes happens without volatility or momentum. For this reason also develop very different.

I like to do this classification because in order to diversify the portfolio, the interesting is use EAs from different kind if possible.

In the Momentum S means (straight) and R (reversal), means that some of the EAs setups stop trades to enter if the movement fails with a strong reversal. By default, the systems with S+R are more versatile than only S.


SmartForexExpert EAs / 2019 SFE EAs Review and what's come on 2020
« on: December 21, 2019, 09:41:29 PM »
Well, has been a difficult year. Just at the beginning, SFE Night Scalper was hit by the JPY, AUD flash crash, then all the year has been for recover meter by meter DD.

SFE Price Action (momentum based), has lived in a transition year, the movements of the market has not been enough for activate the EA like in the past, and we know that usually the movements fails, then, is very difficult make a good profit.

SFE Eurusd, 'NEW-momentum based' the worst, EURUSD pair is the safe heaven at this moment for this systems 'hold and pray'. The strenght of the movements for EURUSD has been surprisingly short, and the setups are failing in general. The loses in EURUSD has affected in general all the SFE 'momentum' EAs.

SFE Fire&Forget and SFE Kiss (momentum based), weak performance since his publication, because just begun at the beginning of this reduced volatility. I started new signals with the last versions, and I'm trying to keep them alive, not only for consideration with the current users, also because I see there is something to do there.

SFE Attractor (NEW-momentum based), has been developed in the current behaviour, then, has been the best of his family, and a several times has been at few meters of make a big profit, but the retracement of them movements happened again and again.

SFE Stealth (NEW-reversal based), has develped very well although two big losses this week has leave a bad tast in our mouths, but this kind of EA works this way, winning in general in a soft uptrend, and every X months, a quick DD. Bad luck that just the new users has taken this DD.

Then, EURUSD has end in loses, not critical but loses.

F&F and KISS, really I don't know, because they started new signals, but I think that probably has been a year of soft loses.

SFE Price Action, a bit of profit at final. SFE Attractor, a bit more profit, with less months of action, clearly overperforming the 'old king' PA.

SFE Stealth, very good profit for his low time of activity.

I'm not happy with the results of 2019 seeing only the profits, but understanding the difficulty of the current market, and seeing the advances with new improvements in the general of the SFE EAs, I think year has been a point of inflection to the way of the profits we want  :)

What I think of the SFE Familily for 2020? in the next message...

SmartForexExpert Site Discussion / SmartForexExpert Automated Systems (EA)
« on: December 13, 2019, 10:54:38 PM »

This forum is a place of discussion of the automated trading issues, with the intention of progress in his knowledge and use.

Doesn't matter if you are a newbie or an experiencied user, the only condition for participate is keep a correct level of respect with the other users.

For avoid spam, the first 3 messages in the forum should be approved by the moderator.

VPS / VPS - Metatrader Setup Tricks
« on: December 08, 2019, 10:52:57 PM »
1. Mt4 don't deal well with virtualizations multicore, then in VPS with more than 1 core, the performance of the platform can reduce a lot. I can confirm with my experience that this happens, at least happened to me in the past. For this reason, now I only use VPS with 1 core, although is difficult find VPS with 1 core in the market.

issue description and how to fix in multicore:

2. Bars stored in history and charts. It's not necessary put a very low number, but  the default number is by large more than necessary when you only use the VPS for run EAs and not backtesting.

Then, in my VPS, I remove 1 zero from history bars, from 512.000 to 51.200, and in the charts bar I set 10.000

3. Leave only the necessary symbols in the market watch.

Following these 3 steps, I run smoothly up to 5-6 platforms in basic VPS. The platforms uses my EAS, which is know that don't process in every tick. I don't know if for more heavy demand EAs this can be this way, probably not...

SmartForexExpert EAs / General Announcements
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:18:56 PM »
I'm gonna disable now GBP, EUR, CHF and USD currencies in NS and STE from now until Monday afternoon, to avoid potential big volatility between the close of this Friday and Monday opening.

Letter received from ICMarkets:

Dear Trader,

As you may be aware, in accordance with news announcements on 18 October 2019, the UK Parliament will sit in what could be one of the most important Commons’ sessions of the entire Brexit process on Saturday 19 October 2019, where it will consider the Brexit deal that Boris Johnson has now secured with the European Union with notable changes to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration.

As such, we wish to provide our clients with this warning as the result of the Parliament sitting on Saturday may potentially cause turbulent markets on Monday 21 October 2019.  In addition, we wish to warn our clients of the increased risk of volatility with the potential for market gaps on the market open at 08:00 AEDT Monday, October 21st / 21:00 GMT Sunday, October 20th.

What should you do?

IC Markets urges its clients to take precautionary measures in relation to the UK Parliamentary sitting.

This includes:

●     assessing and reducing risk exposures;

●     setting stop levels particularly on the currencies of GBP and EUR related positions;

Furthermore, additional funding may protect clients from large adverse movements in the market.

SmartForexExpert EAs / SFE Stealth EA
« on: October 02, 2019, 11:18:42 PM »


Live Signal:

Myfxbook stats:


The system looks for signs of reversal, in hours when the market is not strong and the risk of high movements is low.

The system has the ability to work well with many symbols, and the correlation of the different symbols is generally very low, giving to the system a very high diversification, which reduces the overall risk.

The system generally launches several trades every day, which added to the high diversification, provides the opportunity to aspire to a relatively stable growth.


The EA is very easy to setup, and can be used with the default parameters. Only parameters related with the GMT of the broker and the size of the orders must be checked.

The EA must be attached to ONLY one M5 chart. Use an EURUSD chart is recommended.

If the names of the symbols aren't the common in your broker platform, update the names in the Symbol List parameter.

The EA is very lightweight in resources demand, and can be used with other EAs.

Backtest and Setup video

BACKTEST -> Look the attached files





0.01 lots / 300 USD in 'SAFE MODE'
0.01 lots / 400 USD in 'NORMAL MODE'

Trade Journals / General SmartForexExpert journal
« on: September 15, 2019, 01:12:36 PM »
I will use this thread for post a general vision of the current performance of the EAs in his whole, specially the significant days, and also anyone that have some comment or doubt, please post here as well.

Portfolio lounge / Rules
« on: September 07, 2019, 03:11:14 PM »
Any user that want to collaborate here with his knowledge or experience, the objective, is talk about which can be a good portfolio, which are the ingredients, the realistic risk and yield of the portfolio, the mid term projection, anything that can help  to construct his own investing strategy.

Coffe lounge / Forex Brainstorm Lab
« on: September 07, 2019, 01:09:43 PM »
The Forex Brainstorm Laboratory is a place discover, analyse, work, learn, improve, all the things necessary  to construct a successful investing portfolio.

The core of all this obviously is the Expert Advisors, but other important parts of the final machine will be discussed as well.

This place is not limited for SFE EAs, any good EA is welcome in the discussion.

This place is not for share or develop code in community, but is a place for offer a real, valuable, and non tricky feedback between developers and investors, to find a win-win relation.

This place is oriented to freelance developers and retail investors, this is our side of this war, and with information and collaboration can be a chance of win in this jungle.

For acces to all the rooms of the laboratory, you must be Junior Member of the SmartForexExpert Forum. This membership only requires 3 messages published in any section of the forum.

If you want use one of these messages presenting yourself here, we will be glad.

SmartForexExpert EAs / Forex Calendar
« on: August 24, 2019, 01:48:41 PM »
I noticed that the most dangerous days to trade, seems the days when there are holidays in one of the main places, because this lack of liquidity has made very weird movements sometimes. For example the flash crash of the AUD/JPY currencies on January 3th this year can be related with this.

I add this to my queue of jobs, but if some user can help me explaining a but the calendar of Australia or Japan or posting a resource to get the information, will be a great help. I'm mainly interested in these calendars because the most sensible EA for this issue is probably the SFE Night Scalper, then, these sessions are the two most involucred.

I'm also working in get the big events in real time, like the interest rate decisions. Proably EAs like the night scalper is also better to disconnect in these events.

Discusión general / Soporte en español
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:43:29 PM »
Para los usuarios que tengan dificultades para desenvolverse en inglés, pueden utilizar esta sección para publicar en español lo que estimen necesario. En este caso podré dar soporte yo directamente sin problemas, puesto que el español es mi lengua materna.

一般讨论 / 中文支持
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:40:44 PM »
我收到了请求支持中文的请愿书。 我不知道这是否会奏效,但我会尝试。 如果知道这两种语言(英语和中文)的用户想要调整此主题,请告诉我。


SmartForexExpert EAs / do you have a solution for such flash crashes?
« on: August 14, 2019, 10:39:56 PM »
I want to post this conversation here because is a very important question, a trader and me were talking in relation to the SFE Night Scalper, but is a general question that affects all the EAs.

Anyone who wants to participate sharing his experience or 'bad' experience problably in this case, is welcome.

"yes, I am aware of this particular big crash on all JPY pairs at the beginning of this year, and of some other flashes (like CHF) before and I know that even best EA can get catched into that. Your EA has been actually very lucky that the trades were closed at that prices, it went much lower.
For this particular JPY crash - it could have been avoided by not trading over Christmas and New Year. In generall this is the most dangerous time due to lov liquidity. also End of July - August is a time where it's good to have a break to be on the very safe side, ;-)

-> but in general, do you have a solution for such flash crashes, not only for your EA, but in general? I don't believe any stop losses can work in such situation, it's not controllable. what is your method?"

- the closes the day of the flash jpy/aud crash (the two currencies were affected, was a double crash!) , in some orders weren't in the worst price, but in others, I have closes in prices that never were exist, because I suppose that in some moments, the spread was ultra wide. Some of the orders were closed more than 100 pips far of the worst price....

SL is not controlable in this  kind of situation, but still acts as protection although the price goes much far.

What is the way for prevent? two, the first is what you has told, learn from previous experience and in this dates of very low liquidity deactivate the EA is very smart. My EAs don't control this kind of calendar situations for the moment, so for the moment, must be a manual action. Or for example, disconnect the EA the day of the brexit vote or similar....

The second, is diversify, diversify, diversify. In this sense I always work, I recommend to use EAs that works with different pairs / systems / timeframes... and if is possible, merge different good EAs the most uncorrelated possible, not use the 100% of balance in every EA obviously, and in this way, is virtually impossible to see your account with a big damage from one day to another. Can happens that if the systems don't works, you enter in a progressive losses, but at least, if you use systems very diversified, and still better, more than one system, you know that you are safe in this sense.

So, in systems like SFE Night Scalper, has been hitted 100% by the crash, but because is a very diversified systems which use a lot of pairs, this big loses in some pairs didn't were the wipe of the account, like happened with other systems that bets all on few trades or even worse, these sytems that never close the losing trades!

In the Night Scalper, after that day, I rebalanced the weight of the trades in the different pairs ,and the weight of the JPY and AUD trades was decreased because these two currencies are the more dangerous at these hours. I also changed the management of the opened orders, trying to exit more quick with exits in steps, this way the exposition at a punctual moment can be more little than previous versions.

And the day of the CHF crash some years ago, SFE Price Action were hitted also in some trades, but the same, is very diversified, and was a day with a big lose but was recovered in few weeks.

Obiously I can't guarantee continuous profit, and some of my EAs are currently in drawdawn or stagnation process, but in all these years, I don't have news that any of the users of my EAs has wipped his account. For this reason, I think that all this that I said is 'correct' and is confirmed by the facts.

SmartForexExpert signals / SignalStart SFE Signals
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:42:13 PM »

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