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    • #178443
      User AvatarDavid Hanlon
      Participant

      So after a great start in the challenge the EA studio totally failed for me in the verification stage losing every single, last, trade. Maybe you just get what you pay for so I’m moving on and  looking at the FTMO Robot. I know it’s new, but can anybody report any success with it especially over the last mouth?

    • #183693

      Hey David,

      Please make it more transparent what you mean by ”EA Studio failed”. EA Studio is not an EA but a tool we use to create and automate EAs. Do you mean you generated EAs using EA Studio and you put them on a challenge?

      The robot performs smoothly and now when FTMO removes the 30-day period for the challenge it gets even easier to pass with it because we are not limited in time.

    • #183835
      User AvatarThomas S.
      Participant

      Hallo,

      I have the following questions about the FTMO
      ROBOT.

      can I scale and for 20,000 then increase the lots to 0.6?

      can I probably transfer the robot to other prop companies?

      Thanks,

      • #183852
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Thomas,

        Yes, you can scale it up!

        What I know about using a common EA on various brokers is that the results will not be the same.  Some brokers might show greater stagnation, drawdown, and or overall profit than other brokers.  So beware of these possibilities!

    • #186885

      Hey traders,

      I have updated the FTMO Robot on our website. This is the latest version, Version 3.

      • How is this Robot different to the previous version?
      • It trades on the M1 Chart using the Envelopes
      • There is a Higher Time Frame filter (MACD on M15)
      • Option to add to the position
      • Spread & Account protections

      I have recorded a detailed video explaining How the Robot Works.

    • #186887
      User AvatarJean Sumner
      Participant

      Hi Petko,

      Is the FTMO robot the same one included in your FTMO course? Or do I have to purchase it separately?

      • #187344
        User AvatarJohn Noland
        Participant

        Great work Petko!! When will the new FTMO robot be uploaded to the Udemy course?

    • #186905

      Hey Jean,

      Glad to hear from you.

      The course will be updated with the EA in the very near future. I just recorded a few more videos showing how I pass the 200k challenge and it will take some time for my team to edit the videos.

       

    • #186986
      User Avatarpatrick paiotta
      Participant

      Hey Petko,

      I hope you are doing well.

      I purchased the FTMO Robot yesterday, I am trying to back-test the robot on metatrader5 on a 10k challenge. Looks like is not opening any trades on the back-testing, I am pretty sure the reasons are the wrong settings/inputs, i had to modify them since your video is showing the settings for a 200k challenge 🙂 can you please help me?

      Thanks for your amazing job, i like your videos and effort.

       

    • #187462

      Hey Vincenzo,

      I think it is the same issue. Please, lower the lot size and try again.

      Also, yesterday was the weekend and the FTMO server closed on Friday with a spread > 10 pips.

      In the EA there is a Spread FIlter Protection set to 3 pips, so make sure not to use the Current spread but 2 pips for example.

      • #187485
        User AvatarVincenzo Dallacqua
        Participant

        dear petko,
        I tried modifying the spread and the values as you recommended (I attach screenshot of the settings), but the problem remains (I attach screenshot of the error). I need to solve otherwise this EA is unusable. What can I do?

        • #187516
          User AvatarAlan Northam
          Participant

          Have you tried this solution as I suggested earlier?:  https://forexsb.com/forum/topic/7505/error-invalid-order-filling-type/

          Try using MT4 instead of MT5.  I am thinking MT4 does not have this issue.

    • #187157
      User AvatarJOSE RODRIGUEZ
      Participant

      1) what setting do you recommend to pass FTMO 100k ?

      2) The EA doesn’t has any high new protección right? What do you recommend?

      3) I work with a profirm that doesn’t accept Martingale How I can setup the EA non martingale?

      4) how I do backtesting I tried I didn’t work

    • #187464

      Hey Jose,

      Glad to hear from you.

      1. I would use 3 lots so if the EA hits the SL it would be below 1%.

      2. What do you mean by ”high new”?

      3. The EA does not use martingale: it adds to the position if there is a new signal. However, if you want to avoid the adding just set the entry to 3 lots and max position to 3 lots, so it won’t add on the same directional signal.

      4. Abour the backtesting make sure to use a smaller lot and spread of 2-3 pips (not the weekend one)

       

      • #187819
        User AvatarJOSE RODRIGUEZ
        Participant

        Hi Petko

        2. What do you mean by ”high new”? I mean high impact news protection

    • #187572
      User Avatardicyang
      Participant

      Hallo,

      I have the following questions about the FTMO
      ROBOT.

      It’s for MT4 or MT5

      Thanks

       

    • #187631
      User AvatarKevin Burton
      Participant

      I have just purchased the FTMO robot. I have an account with Blue Guardian MT4.  This EA will not take a trade on the account back testing.

       

      No Trades… nothing.

    • #187634
      User AvatarKevin Burton
      Participant

      I May have found the issue, I did not have any data to back test.

      I still do not understand the setting very well and would like to understand more.

      Is it possible to see the Envelopes and other things on my TM4 as indicators?

      • #187697
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Kevin,

        When doing the backtest on MT4 you have to set up the Strategy Tester correctly.  This video will walk you through the process.

         

        As for the FTMO settings, what questions do you have?

        The Envelopes can be added to the MT4 chart.  You can find the indicators in the list of indicators on MT4.

        Alan,

    • #187742
      User AvatarKevin Burton
      Participant

      my main question for this bot is scaling for risk or account size.  He mentions 200k account in the video.  What would be the best settings for a 100k account, or a 50k account.

      • #187760
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        For smaller accounts scale Entry Lot Size, Max Lot size, Amt to Add on lot size, Stop loss, and Take profit proportionally.

    • #187816
      User AvatarJOSE RODRIGUEZ
      Participant

      Hi sir,

      I installed the EA this monday and the EA had not opened any position yet. This is normal?

      Thank you for your support

      Jose

    • #187790
      User Avatarramis batku
      Participant

      Hi i have buyed the ea yestrday but dont react dont have opened any trade is staying there like dead by the way i have evaluation with myforex funds!?

    • #187902

      Hello Ramis,

      The FTMO Robot will open trades when the price hits the Envelopes and there is confirmation from the MACD. The EA is not designed to trade frequently but to take strong reversal signals.

      If you do not see trades for a few days, check out the journal for any errors. Also, make sure you keep your laptop/PC connected to the internet all the time, and the MetaTrader connected to the FTMO Server.

      I like the word ”dead” for EA 🙂

    • #187815
      User Avatarfxbam
      Participant

      I just purchased it today. Looking forward to testing this out.

    • #187831
      User AvatarDS Lee
      Participant

      Hello, I have the same issue with most of the people here, I run the EA with a proper setting on FBS Demo account since Monday.

      No trades at all.

      How can I resolve this?

      Thanks in advance.

    • #187906

      Hey Lee,

      Check my answer above.

      The general expectation is to have a very active EA because these are the type of EAS people buy from the market. Usually, such EAs use martingale to recover the losing trades but those are not suitable for Prop Firms.

      • #188208
        User AvatarDS Lee
        Participant

        Hi Petko, thanks for your reply.

        Yes, today I got my first trade.

         

        Regards,

        Lee

    • #188012
      User AvatarThorsten G.
      Participant

      In my backtest, the number of lots is not increased after a loss. But that should happen, right?

    • #188030
      User AvatarThorsten G.
      Participant

      I run a FTMO-Trial with 200k and use 1 Lot for the first position till max 3 Lot. I think that must be okay for a 200k-Account.

      But my Expert-Tab shows this Errors…, what can i do?

       

    • #188049

      Are you using Netting or Hadging account? It is a problem in MetaTrader 5 if you are using a Hedging account. It won’t be able to add to the position.

    • #188077
      User AvatarWeiming Khoo
      Participant

      Hi,

      I just bought the FTMO Robot yesterday.

      Currently using a FTMO trial 10k account.

      Is my setting correct?

    • #188081

      Hey Khoo,

      Yes, the lot size is the only thing you need to adjust.

      But with the new Version 4.0 I would suggest you trade straight with 0.3, not using the adding option.

    • #190293
      User AvatarJOSE RODRIGUEZ
      Participant

      Hi Petko,

      The FTMO EA is working very well. Thank you.

    • #190875
      User Avatartonysjournal
      Participant

      Hi Popov,

      I can see that further up you explained how to fix this issue for this bot on MT5, however, I cannot find exactly here to change it.

      Is there any possibility to show screenshots where I will need to change this commands in order to get rid of this error message?

      Thanks,

      Tony.

    • #191072
      User Avatarfxbam
      Participant

      Hello Petko, can you consider adding a delay to this EA so it can help with being slightly different from other traders?

      I’m running this on a few different accounts with different settings but they all opened their positions at the same time.

      An option to delay the open order from 1 to 10 seconds in the inputs would be helpful in reducing the risk of being flagged by a prop firm for opening a position at the same time as too many other people and will also help make our trades unique.

    • #191566
      User Avatarfxbam
      Participant

      That’s great to hear, thank you.

    • #192137
      User AvatarAleix Marti
      Participant

      Hello, FTMO accounts are hadging, I am using MT5. What would be the solution? Because I see that it does not open any operation!

      Thanks in advance!

      • #192153
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        The following is from a demo account on trading.com using the MT5 Strategy Tester.  I can’t use the FTMO demo account right now because I have a 10K demo account with FTMO currently running using MT4.  The first chart shows the dates when trades were taken.  Notice that it does not take trades every day.  The last trade was taken on 8/16.  The second chart shows the profit so far this month.  The account started the month of August with $200,000.  Chart shows profit of $6771.06 so far for the month.

        I would expect the FTMO robot to take another trade within the next day or two.  Patience!
        I would suggest you do a similar backtest to make sure everything is working correctly.  The following are the settings I used:

        • #192161
          User AvatarAleix Marti
          Participant

          In the backtest I get a lot of errors. Please help! I don’t know where the problem comes from.

        • #192156
          User AvatarAleix Marti
          Participant

          Thanks for answering me. But the question is, in which do you run the ea, mt4 or mt5 for FTMO account? Because in MT4 when you open the folder to put the EA it only gives the option to put the MT5 version, I don’t know if that will be a problem. Why does it have to do with the type of Hedge or Netting account, right?

          Well let’s see if someone can clarify it for me so that I can get it ready to launch operations.

          Thank you.

          • #192165
            User AvatarAlan Northam
            Participant

            If you are using MT4 then you need to use EURUSD M1 FTMO Filter M30.mq4.

            If you are using MT5 then you need to use EURUSD M1 FTMO Filter M30.mq5 (EURUSD M1 FTMO Filter M30).

            • #192170
              User AvatarAleix Marti
              Participant

              Excuse me, the backtest is OK! Everything works! Thank you so much!

    • #194250
      User AvatarJanek
      Participant

      I was getting the same error in MT5 on demo account and strategy tester:

      Press F4 (to get to MetaEditor), go to Search – find in files:


      Find what: return ((ENUM_ORDER_TYPE_FILLING)OrderGetInteger(ORDER_TYPE_FILLING));
      Replace with: return (ORDER_FILLING_IOC);
      Press Replace in Files

      Now compile all AE that you needed to change and restart MT5.
      I am not sure what does this change do I am not developer. But it fixed my issues.

      Thanks,
      Janek

    • #194576

      Thanks for sharing all of that!

      Also, with the latest update of the FSB Pro, this problem should be solved. I updated the EAs as well.

       

    • #194888
      User AvatarJanek
      Participant

      I am getting this error: ModifyPosition: OrderCheck: Position specified has already been closed
      Is it anything that I should be worried about or it is not the error but a notification?

      • #194905
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Looks like you are trying to close a position that has already been closed.  Remove EA from chart.  Close MetaTrader and reload.  Add EA back to chart.   This should give you a fresh restart.

        • #194906
          User AvatarJanek
          Participant

          Done, this has resolved the issue. Thanks! Hopefully is nothing to do with amount of advisers from you I have been
          testing 🙂

          • #194935
            User AvatarAlan Northam
            Participant

            Should be good to go as long as lot size is adjusted properly so you don’t go over the margin limit and you don’t have more than 100 EAs!

    • #195680
      User AvatarJanek
      Participant

      Hi,

      I don’t know why I am  not getting Magic number. I needed to add custom order comment. Is there any solution for this?
      I know that magic number should disappear when using a comment but without comment I still cannot get MN.

      Thanks,
      Janek

       

      • #195732
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        This occurs when commissions or swap fees are applied.

        • #195749
          User AvatarJanek
          Participant

          So myfxbook and separate account for this 7 pairs would be the best way to track the performance?

    • #198884

      Hey Janek,

      Make sure to have the Magic number in the inputs when you drag it over the chart.

    • #212410
      User AvatarJJClancy94
      Participant

      Hi Everybody,

      So, since I started using the FTMO Robot V5, my MT5 freezes every time. I have tried everything: closed all, reinstalled everything, checked my internet, and now I even paid for a VPS to let them run. However, my MT5 still freezes. Interestingly, it’s not my MacBook; this thing still works. I already tested the same on MT4, and there’s no issue. I contacted the MQL5 support, but they can’t help me. Do you guys have experience with this or know how to solve this problem? I can’t close MT5 every 5 minutes, and it’s also really slow since I installed the robot.

      Thanks for Help! 😀

    • #212420
      User AvatarWouter van Wyk
      Participant

      Hi there,

      Anyone that help with a walk-thru or guide on installing the EA correctly, smiley face showing but no trades, have no idea where to start to search for the problem……

       

      Thank you your support herewith will highly appreciated.

    • #212559
      User AvatarErnst van zyl
      Participant

      Please help I have noticed the from EA closed a trade at 6 pips in profit i thought it was supposed to close at 60 settings is right yet both lossing trade was closed right at 30 pips??

    • #212574
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Please provide a screenshot of the EA properties box so I can check the settings.

      Alan,

    • #212605
      User AvatarErnst van zyl
      Participant

      HERE IS THE CHART

      • #212744
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        The trend changed and so the position was closed and a new position in the opposite direction was started.

        Alan,

    • #212632
      User Avatar0xBitpool
      Participant

      Did it open a reverse trade just after?

    • #212666
      User AvatarNicholas Grobler
      Participant

      Hello All

      I want to just double check, the MT4 and MT5 EA’s are exactly the same right? Even though I am running my FTMO screening test on MT5 I can use the best pair on MT4 with the MT4 EA?

      Also, how long do we run the FTMO test phase for ideally? I have seen a few different mentions, like a week, 2 weeks, before we take the best one and enable it on our live account.

      Lastly, what is the best approach, from experienced users that has passed their evaluations, do I use just the one best EA with set lot size, or do I use the top 2 or top 3 with split lot sizes?

      Thanks!

    • #212740
      User AvatarErnst van zyl
      Participant

      Yes it did

    • #213069

      Hey mate,

      I can bet you it’s not from the Robot 🙂 It is from the Mac or the Broker. Which broker or Prop Firm did you use?

    • #213157
      User AvatarErnst van zyl
      Participant

      That is how it is doing picked the top 2 ea.s because they both had the exact same win rate this is how to looking now the EA isnt doing well at all and if you backtest you can see not very promising

    • #213373
      User AvatarNicholas Grobler
      Participant

      Hello All

      Could someone from the team please help me out here?

      Much appreciated.

      • #213459
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Nicholas,

        Answer to question 1)  The EA’s are the same.  They are coded differently as MT4 and MT5 have different languages.  So yes you can use MT5 for testing and then MT4 for live trading.  However, be aware of one thing:  If MT5 is on a different broker or different prop firm than MT4 then there could be some difference as each broker or prop firm will have somewhat different histortical data.

        Answer to question 2)  One week or two weeks is not sufficient backtest to see how the EA will perform over the long term as during such short periods of time the market could be trending without any significant retrace or drawdown.  During longer periods of time such as one month or longer then the market is more likely to have some small retraces and even a drawdown.  If you are going to run your EA for a month or longer than you want to know how it will perform during retraces or drawdown.  So it is recommended if you are going to run an EA for a month or longer that you at least backtest it for one month.

        Answer to question 3)  There is no right or wrong answer to this question.  I have used the best 1 to 3 EAs and have found that the 10 EAs they were selected from actually performed better than the few I selected.  Then again I have had the opposite occur.  The one nice thing about running all the EA’s is that they will compensate for each other.  What I mean by that is when one or two EAs are going through a drawdown the others most likely could be profiting, this helps to minimize drawdowns.  So, since it is difficult to decide to run 1 to 3 EAs or the whole lot, what I do when I want to have more than a 1% account risk I will then run all the EA’s to minimize drawdown.  If I just run 1 to 3 EAs then I keep my account risk to 1% because the drawdowns will most likely be greater.  So, running the whole lot with a 2% risk also helps to increase profit.  So running the whole lot helps to keep drawdown to a minimum while at the same time increases the chance of greater profit.

        Hope this helps!

        Alan,

         

    • #213509
      User AvatarNicholas Grobler
      Participant

      Hey Alan

      Thanks for your response.

      On question 2, I may not be clear in my question. So according to Petko, we must run the EA’s on a test account on FTMO before we use the best-performing ones to pass the account challenge. I would like to know if the 2 weeks we run the test enough. We then take the top 3 and add them to our live account, is this correct?

      I will keep in mind of course that if I run 3 or more, which makes sense to me, but then adjust to compensate for no more than 1% risk over all three. I would assume I adjust the lot size? So if I then take my top three EA’s over the two week test period, for a 10K account, then the lot size for 1 EA is 0.05 – I would then divide 0.05 by three and use that lot size on each EA. Am I correct in this Alan?

      I am planning on only running on FTMO live account s only.

      I do have all EA’s running on a different broker demo account just to have a continuous updated best performance on the EA’s.

      Still learning…relatively new to trading, been a heck of a journey this far though. As the saying goes, trading is simple, but definitely not easy.

      Thanks again.

    • #213819
      User AvatarGranit Mustafa
      Participant

      Hello, I bought the FTMO robot 1 day ago and activated it, but it’s not opening any trades.

    • #213834
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Granit,

      Mine opened one trade yesterday.  I only have the one open trade.  Please wait another day and you should see a trade.

      Alan,

    • #213837
      User AvatarGranit Mustafa
      Participant

      robot Ftmo 5.o right ?

      • #213851
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        FTOM 5.0 AUDUSD!  I have only had the 10K challenge running for the last 4 days.  4 trades have been closed and now I have one trade open.

        Alan,

        • #213857
          User Avatarkcy001
          Participant

          is it because v5.0 is using more entry criteria than v4.3 ?
          on 15m too, its taking more time for trades to setup

    • #214037
      User AvatarJJClancy94
      Participant

      Hi Petko, thank you very much for your response. I’ve been using my MacBook for about a year, and I’ve been trading on the FTMO Broker account for approximately 2 months now. So far, it has been working without any issues. Could I have possibly made a mistake during the installation? The robots are running on my VPS, and 7 out of 8 have already opened trades, so I believe everything should be running correctly. I’ve also explained the issue to MQL5 support, and they believe it’s not on their end.

    • #214876

      Hey Nicholas,

      I don’t really depend on the time period as one or two weeks. Sometimes, there will be more or less trades opened.

      But two weeks is enough to check the recent top performers. Then you need to keep in the challenge only the top performers.

      Regarding the risk. The set files are for the testing account and if you trade the EAs individually.

      If you decide to put more than 1 EA on a challenge, you better lower the risk.

    • #215145
      User AvatarGhiath Nezari
      Participant

      I have had the FTMO robot on my MT5 for 2 weeks and it has still not made any trade:
      – The settings is on the M15
      – The algo trading is on
      – The only thing i have changed is the take profit (i have only changed it with 10 pips, so if the take profit on the default set files was 60, i have changed it to 50)
      – It is running on a VPS
      – The broker i have is ACG markets, live 10k account

      Do anybody know what i should do to get it going so i can pass the challenge soon.

      Thank you.

    • #215186
      User AvatarIlan Vardy
      Moderator

      Hi Ghiath,

      If you run a backtest, do you see trades that would have opened? It sounds like all your settings are correct, and trades should be opening. I’d suggest running the backtest, saving the results and asking the broker why trades have not executed, when clearly, the backtest shows that they should have. Also, check your journal for any errors. Could be a connectivity issue with the broker’s sever.

       

      Cheers,

      Ilan

    • #215398
      User AvatarSion Mascaro
      Participant

      Hello.

      The robot took this trade (inserted image), and I do not understand why exited the trade when it was going the right way, does someone know clearly wich are the exit conditions of it?

      Thanks.

       

    • #215412
      User AvatarIlan Vardy
      Moderator

      Hey Sion,

       

      Difficult to tell from the image above, without the indicators displaying. But, if it exited, it means the exit rule was triggered.

      Cheers,
      Ilan

    • #215415
      User AvatarSion Mascaro
      Participant

      how can I add the indicators on the live chart.

       

      Thanks for the response.

    • #215416
      User AvatarAl FA
      Participant

      Hello

      I have noticed on brokers that do now allow EA trading, such as Rocket21.

      I was force to trade manually on that challenge.

      Check if your selected Prop firm accepts EA trading.

       

      Good luck 🙂

    • #215418
      User AvatarIlan Vardy
      Moderator

      Hey Sion,

       

      If it’s the FTMO Robot, which I believe it is, they should be on the chart when you load the EA.  Have you loaded all 8, and do you see the indicators, like this?:

    • #215421
      User AvatarSion Mascaro
      Participant

      I have loaded all 8 robots on the chart but the indicators do not appear.

      • #215426
        User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
        Keymaster

        The indicators are visible only on MetaTrader 5. You won’t see them on MT4

    • #215441
      User AvatarMihai Suciu
      Participant

      I bought a funded account from Funding Pips which uses blackbull markets as their broker and i added the ea’s on Mt5 yesterday but no trades have been taken the ea’s are active with a blue hat on the top. I contacted the broker and they said maybe its the ea’s and that I should check it. Please someone help me.

    • #215480
      User AvatarTanyeem gazi
      Participant

      hey so i have installed the bot on a MT5 and it not take any trades yet but i hope it is running properly as the hat in the chart shows blue and also i did not have to compile it.I just pasted it in the expert folder of the mt5 and it just appeared.am i missing something?

       

    • #216194
      User AvatarG. C.
      Participant

      copied mt5 robots by ea trading academy to mt5 expert folder.  when i refresh the navigator the ea robots do not appear so they can be dragged onto the charts.

      nothing in the instructions about this possibility

       

      please comment

    • #216210
      User AvatarLuce
      Participant

      Hello,

      did you make sure you didn’t copy the “set files” instead of the actual EA files?

      (that happened to)

      BR Luce

    • #216216
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi G.C.,

      MT5 does not work like MT4. With MT5 you need to open the MT5 Editor by clicking in the IDE button in the MT5 tool bar. Then you need to click on one of the EAs to open it. Then you need to click on Compile. The EA will now show up in the Navigator. Now do this for each EA.

      Alan,

    • #216267
      User Avatarne fv
      Participant

      How do I get the new bot?, I bought the 4.3 and now I can’t access an update

    • #216281
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Contact support at support@eatradingacademy.com

    • #216296
      User AvatarStrobeman
      Participant

      All my EA’s have got the same magic number. When I change them as I did with the older versions they do not keep the new number. What should I be doing to change the numbers?

      • #216297
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        To change the magic number open the EA properties box and scroll down to the magic number to change it.

        Alan,

         

    • #216393
      User AvatarMike121
      Participant

      Hello, can someone step by step show me this

      ”Increase/Decrease the Envelopes Parameters , MA Period or Deviation % slightly. If you increase or decrease Deviation with 0.01, you will see different entries, exits, but similar results; the entries will be unique:”

      step by step how to do this?

    • #216404
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      The EAs are optimized for best performance with the indicator settings as is. I don’t change them!

      Alan,

      • #216488
        User Avatarkcy001
        Participant

        But if you dont change them, how do u make the trades unique ? if its not unique how does prop allows these to work? they would be rejecting/ban acc if everyones entry is same using same parameters of default settings.

        • #216496
          User AvatarAlan Northam
          Participant

          As long as there are less than 2000 identical orders placed per day there is no problem.  Even if there are more than 2000 identical orders placed per day they will email you and ask you to make a change.  If you insist on making your trade unique change the lot size slightly instead of the indicator settings.

          Note:  I use the standard settings and have never had an issue with it.

          Alan,

    • #216483
      User AvatarTanyeem gazi
      Participant

      hey i have purchased the ftmo robot package it was showing in my orders and also downloads but suddently it’s gone is it a bug?

    • #216492
      User AvatarMike121
      Participant

      Exactly what I thought, instructions say so but not very clear exactly how to do this but I know this is important  …?… @Petko

    • #216498
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant
    • #216600
      User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
      Keymaster

      Hello Tanyeem, we replied to your email already but I’ll write this here to be helpful for any other user with a similar issue. In the order confirmation email you receive a link and password to download the EAs. You can also find this info in the Orders tab of your Account.

    • #217174
      User AvatarTanyeem gazi
      Participant

      I HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT AND GOT NO FIX FOR IT

      I PURCHASED THE FTMO ROBOT NOTHING SHOWS NOT EVEN IN MY EMAIL

      CAN ANYONE GIVE ME THE LINK OF FTMO V5.1 THANK YOU

    • #217215
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Go to your account and click on Orders or Subscriptions. If not there them contact support@eatradingacademy.com.

      Alan,

    • #217234
      User AvatarOlivier Hoeksma
      Participant

      I have multiple funding accounts. I want to place the bot on all those. Is there a possiblity that you have multiple windows open for diffrent accounts? Like having multiple meta traders 5 open.

    • #217306

      Yes, you can do that. When you install the MT platform you need to select a different directory (folder name).

    • #220307
      User AvatarMILWARD
      Participant

      Good day.

      my robot is not working and it has been three since i purchased it and it has not taken any trades. does it work only on VPN?

    • #220312
      User AvatarJuan Guirao
      Participant

      EA’s should ideally run on a VPS (not a VPN, but a VPS). This is to prevent having issues due to power or internet outages in your home.

      However, you should still be able to run the robot on your PC.

      When you say it is not working, what exactly do you mean? What are you seeing?

      • #220327
        User AvatarMILWARD
        Participant

        Hi Jaun I appreciate your answer. what I meant was that it has been three days and it has not taken any trades I am not sure of what could be the reason but i did everything that was instructed on the video but it does not take any trades.

    • #220332
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Milward,

      Yes the robot will work on your pc. If you are using MT4 and there is a smiley face in the upper right corner of the chart then the robot is installed properly. If you are using MT5 and there is a blue hat in the upper right corner of the chart then the robot is installed properly.

      If the robots were not installed properly you need to remove the robot. Make sure the Autotrading or Algotrading button is depressed and then install the robot.

      If the robot is installed properly then you will need to give it more time for a trade to develop. Since you have been waiting for three days now I would expect a trade to develop anytime now.

      If none of these solves your problem please let me know!

      Alan,

      • #220337
        User AvatarMILWARD
        Participant

        thanks Alan i will try that

    • #221518
      User AvatarTanyeem gazi
      Participant

      why is my ftmo robot opening hedging positions in one pair? buy and sell with the same pair at the same position?

    • #221599
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Tanyeem,

      MT4 will use hedging if your broker allows hedging.  MT5 can be setup for hedging or netting when it is installed.  There is an option to select netting.  You can ask your broker to switch your account to netting.

      Alan,

    • #224039
      User AvatarSammy Trader
      Participant

      Hello

      I have put the Robots in a Demo account for $10k. the robot GBP-AUD keeps detaching itself from the chart; please see the right side of the image with Red Line underlined. Where am I going wrong here? I have changed the magic number on all-

      GBP-AUD

      • #224040
        User AvatarSammy Trader
        Participant

        zoomed

        • #224041
          User AvatarAlan Northam
          Participant

          Hi Sammy,

          The “Minimum equity protection” has been activated.  Reduce to a lower level.

          Alan,

          • #224044
            User AvatarSammy Trader
            Participant

            Thanks Alan, how can it be possible as I have not started trading at all on $10k Demo acc, equity is still full on as $10k, what is it protecting 

             

            • #224047
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              The Minimum equity protection is protecting your account balance of $10,000.  So it is keeping your account from trading as trading could result in a loss which would then cause your account to fall below $10,000.  To get this EA to start trading it is necessary to reduce the Minimum equity protection level.  For example, reducing it to $9100 would keep your account from drawing down more than 10%.

              Alan,

            • #224055
              User AvatarSammy Trader
              Participant

              Hi Alan,

              Thanks for the reply again. I have not touched any settings of EA provided and just placed them on the chart as others. I do not understand that why the settings for only this one – GBP AUD M15 are not correct in the set file that I use for $10k account. In fact, the set file provided has these settings below which doesn’t make sense for $10k. Where can I get the default settings from ? Can I simply match the setting from another Robot – e.g. EURUSD M15? Or rather reach out to support to provide me that. I am not in the stage where I would want to tweak it as per my own knowledge but rather trade with the one that Petko has decided for $10k account.

            • #224062
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Sammy,

              The FTMO V5.1 robot setfiles for a 10K account are correct but they are different from the image you have provided.  Somehow, you did not load the correct setfile.  You should have been sent an email with a link for the correct setfiles and robots.  If you do not have these setfiles you will need to  contract support@eatradingacademy.com .

              Also, you cannot just use setfiles for other EAs as the settings will not be correct.

              Alan,

            • #224065
              User AvatarSammy Trader
              Participant

              Thanks Alan, my thoughts were same that I haven’t started trading and it was taken off the EA.

              I have now asked the support to provide me the correct setfiles of that pair. The irony is that, any users who are downloading the robots and those setfiles, they will all have this error as I have now verified that the above settings in the screenshot is the setfile provided in that zip file.

              Now, its the waiting game of when the support will come back to me. I might get my account connect to FXBlue meanwhile.

            • #224070
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Sammy,

              After you get the setfile and load it into the EA show a screenshot and I will verify it is the correct file.

              Alan,

            • #224279
              User AvatarSammy Trader
              Participant

              Hi Alan

              Have you seen the new video of Peko followed by emails to member. I got the access of FTMO Robot App website now. I suppose I can simply fill the desired values there and download the new setfiles in a zip folder.

            • #224292
              User AvatarSammy Trader
              Participant

              In fact, set files are not needed anymore if you use FTMO Robot App website. Now the question is that when I generate my new EA, what shall I do with already opened trades from the older version of EA before I remove the older EA and inject these new EA.

            • #224299
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Sammy,

              Yes, if you are going to use FTMO robots v6.0 you no longer need to load the set files.

              As to whether or not to close open trades, that is a personal decision.  Maybe, leave the robots that are in profit continue to trade and let them hit their TP, and close out the losing trades, as an example of how to handle this situation.

              Alan,

    • #225954
      User AvatarJon Jenin
      Participant

      Hi

      I m testing v6 in multiple acc from different broker  in the same VPS …but it seem only 1 acc is opening trade…is there any limitation on account usage per VPS?

    • #226547
      User AvatarAnna Bryja
      Participant

      What is wrong with a FTMO Robot? I went through the instructions to install it but it seems it does not work install it but it seems it does not work

       

      • #226550
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        The FTMO robot is installed properly.  How long has the robot been installed?  If you just installed it within the last day or two you may need to give it more time to start placing trades.

        Alan,

    • #226670
      User AvatarAnna Bryja
      Participant

      Hi Alan – thank you for your reply.

      I installed the free version (EURUSD) of the FTMO robot yesterday, Friday the 12th. I just dont have the window I see on recording  (small square on the left hand side with details)

      I have attached the print screen of my settings. Is the lot for the 200k  account ok to be 5.0 for EURUSD?

      I need min 10% of income within 30 days.

       

      • #226690
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Anna,

        The FTMO V5.0 robot EURUSD has been in a losing trend over the last two weeks.  Now is not the time to start trading this robot.

        Alan,

    • #226672
      User AvatarAnna Bryja
      Participant

    • #229198
      User Avatartekbd
      Participant

      After upgrading to V6 i can no longer back test on TFF but i can on FTMO

      Any suggestions

    • #229282
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi tekbd,

      Petko uses the FREE FTMO demo account to backtest. He will then take the best performing Expert Advisors and use them on other prop firms such as TFF.

      Alan,

    • #229385
      User AvatarRichard Lawrie
      Participant

      Good day FTMO Robot Team

       

      I trust you are doing well

      I purchased the FTMO robot earlier today.

      It has just opened it’s first positions on my 100k FTMO Demo account.

      I am trialing the robot on Demo before I add it to a live account.

      AUD/USD & USD/CAD opened positions today but I noticed that 2 of the same positions were opened on each of these pairs.

      Is this normal or is there perhaps a setting that I need to change? My Demo account is also connected to a VPS.

      Thanks in advance.

      Richard Lawrie

      South Africa

    • #229391
      User AvatarGilles Ruelens
      Participant

      How many tabs are open on your meta trader? (with the FTMO robot activated)

    • #229393
      User AvatarRichard Lawrie
      Participant

      I only have 1 tab open for each pair.

      I have traded EA’s in the past and have never had this problem so I assumed 2 positions were just opened on each pair due to the EA.

       

      2 positions opened on USDCAD at the exact same price & 2 positions opened on AUDUSD at the exact same price. Just worried this is not normal and puts me at higher risk.

    • #229402
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Richard,

      Are you using MT5 hedging account. If so this is most likely the reason.

      Alan,

    • #229411
      User AvatarRichard Lawrie
      Participant

      Thank you Alan

       

      Appreciate the response

      Is there anyway I can change this to a non hedging account? I got a FTMO 100k demo account and I logged into that with the FTMO MT5

       

      Another thing… Am I able to close trades manually because I tried to close 1 of the positions of each pair now and I can’t seem to close them manually.

      • #229509
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Richard,

        On second thought I don’t think the hedging account is the problem.  Do you have Metatrader running on both your home pc and on the VPS?  Do you have the robots running on both the home pc and the VPS?

        Alan,

    • #229463
      User AvatarHandel Streete
      Participant

      <p style=”text-align: right;”></p>
      Hello Traders!

      Anyone here using thinkmarkets broker with FTMO V6?

      If so, whats your results so far?

    • #229536
      User AvatarRichard Lawrie
      Participant

      Hey Alan

      Thank you for the response.
      I really appreciate it.

      Yes I was running both on my Laptop and on the VPS.

      I have closed MT5 on my laptop now and the EA’s are only running on my VPS.
      Let’s see if this works.

      Thanks again

      • #229545
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Richard,

        Yes, that was the reason you were getting 2 open trades for the same currency pair.  You will now only get one open trade for each currency pair.

        Alan,

    • #229540
      User AvatarCraig
      Participant

      Hi All, got an issue with the V6 FTMO robot on MT5

      Getting this message

      2024.01.24 15:00:00.320 FTMO Robot v6.0 10k Low USDCAD M30 2070484870 (USDCAD.pro,M30) Error with OrderCheck: Invalid volume

      Its on a 5K account so have downloaded the 10k with low risk and removed the min account balance and max account balance.

      I have re-downloaded and compiled again but no lukc, Any suggetions?

      • #229548
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Craig,

        I think this is an issue with MT5.  I think I have seen this problem before and I thought I heard it was fixed.  I will forward this to support.

        Alan,

    • #229541
      User AvatarSammy Trader
      Participant

      That’s sound complicated. Is there even an acc like $5k?

    • #236552
      User AvatarPatrick Verlee
      Participant

      Hi there

      I completed the compiling of all the downloaded EAs and attached each one to the correct timeframe

      After attaching the chart, I notice the EA disconnects from the chart after little more than 1 minute. Any idea why ?

      Did I miss anything at the installation ?

       

      • #236564
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Patrick,

        This happens when the FTMO robots downloaded do not match up with the account balance. For example: If you have an account balance of $10,000 then with the FTMO app you need to select the account size before you download the EAs. You also need to select the correct Max Loss, Max Daily Loss, and the Profit target.

        Alan,

    • #236555
      User AvatarPatrick Verlee
      Participant

      Hi there

      Here’s a screenshot where it says Expert Advisor turned off.

       

       

    • #236570
      User AvatarPatrick Verlee
      Participant

      It’s an 80000 euro Account and the EA says 100000. Is that the issue ? You said it would automatically adapt. So I didn’t change anything in the EA now.

      Let me know. Thanks

      • #236610
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Patrick,

        What I said was it doesn’t matter if the account is in EUROs or USD. If you need any help adjusting your robots parameters let me know.

        Do you want to set a price target where the robot will stop working?
        Do you want to set a specific account risk you where you will want the robot to stop working?

        Let me know if I can help!

        Happy to hear you got it working!

        Alan,

    • #236571
      User AvatarPatrick Verlee
      Participant

      I got it working Adam. thanks for the guidance

    • #236580
      User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
      Keymaster

      Hey Patrick, in a recent discussion Miroslav from our dev team explained why the FTMO Robot deactivates due to the ‘Minimum equity’ protection feature. The robot is designed with three key protections to align with Prop Challenge requirements: Daily loss, Minimum equity, and Maximum equity, with specified thresholds to manage risks effectively. For an account with a different size than the build-in you need to modify the protections and adjust entry lots. For 80,000 EUR account an easy solution would be to divide the relevant properties in the $100,000 robot file by 0.8 (80,000:100,000=0.8).

    • #236927
      User Avatarphilippe ney
      Participant

      Hello my robots are not getting the trades. started. and I keep getting this error message in my experts tab: error with ordercheck, trade disabled – only gold trades are going through for some reason?

    • #240065
      User AvatarJESUS GUIZA
      Participant

      I insist, the news filter is not filtering properly. There are news of moderate impact classified as high impact.

    • #240127
      User Avatarfxbam
      Participant

      I wonder if this is true? This could explain why my EAs (5 charts) haven’t been trading over the last 2 weeks. I’m going to disable news on all of them and see if that makes a difference. I’ll let you know if I see an improvement over the next week.

    • #242850
      User Avatarsilvestre cardoso
      Participant

      Hy the ftmo robot made a loss the minimum loss Was 500 I have attached the screenshot below please check Ftmo loss drawdown

    • #249074
      User AvatarFrancesco Moro
      Participant

      Hi!

      every time I reinstall the EA it keeps saying “turned off”, my license is active.

      settings

      https://eatradingacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/249074/rvsrgrxrhnqxg71f4rycqt7dos4onizo.png

    • #249102
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Francesco,

      In the upper left corner of your trading chart it shows the Minimum Equity protection has activated. This stops your account from trading. This happened because the Prop Firm robots you installed on your trading chart is for a 100K account, whereas, your account size is $50,000. You need to download the 50K robot and install it in your trading chart.

      Alan,

    • #249407
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      Do we need to allow for the indicators to show on screen for the EA to take trades or this is not affecting trading?

      I have added 3 top performers from the app for the last 2 days have not opened any trades yet. Please advise.

      • #249645
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Konstantino,

        If you see a smiley face or a blue hat in the upper right corner of the trading chart then the EAs are installed properly and you just need to give the EAs more time to take trades.

        Alan,

    • #249478
      User Avatarpaul4x
      Participant

      how do i install the ea? i have downloaded it but when i try to install onto my chart, it opens the source code in metaeditor, i thought it would install directly onto my chart like other EA?

      • #249646
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Paul4x,

        After you add the EAs to Metatrader close Metatrader and then re-0pen it.  You should now see the EAs in the Navigator window.  Once you see the EAs in the Navigator window you can then install them onto the trading chart.

        Alan,

    • #249482
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      After downloading the mql file and opening it in the Metaeditor, you would need to compile it for the EA file to be created. This will add the corresponding EA file right above the mql file in the same folder/location you have your mql file at. You can then transfer/copy-paste the newly created EA file to your MT5 terminal data folder -> mql5 -> experts.

      After that close the window and then refresh the experts list in your MT5 by right click in the navigator experts list tab then click refresh. This will bring the new EA in the list ready for you to add to the corresponding chart. I hope this helps.

      • #249677
        User Avatarpaul4x
        Participant

        thanks, yes successfully loaded the bot, however it appears to remove itself after 1 minute from the chart.
        says current position closed and EA is turned off?

        • #249692
          User AvatarAlan Northam
          Participant

          Hi Paul4x

          This happens because the robots you downloaded do not match the account size so the robots turned themselves off to protect your account.  For example, if you have a $10,000 account then you need to download the robots for a $10,000 account.  Which robots did you install?  Can you show a screenshot?

          Alan,

          • #249738
            User Avatarpaul4x
            Participant

            fixed the issue, i am running it on my darwin account that was hit by the gold investor loss and my min equity was higher than actual account balance.

    • #249913
      User AvatarGregor Cieplak
      Participant

      Hello, I am using FTMO (now Prop firm) robots  on my live and demo accounts for about 4 months. Really it’s getting worse and worse. I cannot show you all my results from demo accounts because I have only one month demos at my broker, but you can watch my last week results on my demo.

      https://www.fxblue.com/users/ftmodemo10000

      I have  all 14 EAs active on my demo, but on my live account I use only six (month’s) best from Prop Firm App. Unfortunately these which are the best in week for example 12 give worse results in week 13 than others which are the best in next week.  It means on my live account where I’m using 6 best EAs my results are bad as well. In my opinion current market conditions are different from those that existed at the time of creation EAs and they simply need updating, I mentioned about it in another topic.  I think I will not renew my subscription if the results are still the same as they are now.

    • #250146
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Gregor,

      I reviewed your FXblue results.  I suggest keeping AUDCHF.pro and USDCHF.pro with current lot sizes.  Change other lots sizes to 0.01.  Each weekend sort by Net pips, largest to smallest.  Then look at Symbols.  Pick the ones that are in profit with profit factor greater than 1.2 and increase their lot size to the risk level you are willing to accept.  Move all other assets to 0.01 lots. repeat each weekend.  This is how I do it.  I do not expose my account to more than 3%.  For example, if I find 4 assets that have profit for last week and profit factor greater than 1.2 I set each of their lot sizes to represent 0.75% of account balance.

      You can follow my topic from start to current status to get an idea of how I trade the robots.  The robots I trade are my own but the workflow is the same:

      Ongoing Challenge: 10 EAs from EA Studio

      Hope this will help get you going!

      Alan,

      • #250160
        User AvatarBoyan Todorov
        Participant

        Hi Alan,

        I started a new topic called ‘Top 10 EAs general questions and 50% discount’ where I also attached some screenshots but it says now ‘This topic is pending moderation.’ and I cannot see it. Is it posted or something went wrong and I have to do it again? Thank you!

        best regards

        Boyan

    • #250174
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Boyan,

      I approved it so you can see it now.  However, I do not cover those particular EAs so one of the other moderators will have to reply to your questions and concerns.

      Alan,

    • #250177
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      thanks a lot. I might have mixed up the topics. Can just please clarify – are the Prop Firm Robots(former FTMO robot) a different animal from the Top 10 EAs, I am getting quite confused. Tnaks again!

      best regards

      Boyan

    • #250185
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Boyan,

      Yes they are different apps.  They have different strategies.  The Prop Firm robots are best for using with prop firms.  The Top 10 EAs are best used with brokerage accounts and are tested using the brokerage accounts listed.  I would recommend using the same brokerage accounts.

      https://eatradingacademy.com/premium-robots/prop-firm-robots/

      https://eatradingacademy.com/premium-robots/top-10-forex-robots/

      Alan,

    • #250266
      User AvatarPFX PFX
      Participant

      I no longer have access to the FTMO ROBOT App, I have the massage to connect but I am connected, I have written twice to support via email, no response, I would like to have an answer

    • #250621
      User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
      Keymaster

      Hello, as discussed via email, we were not able to find your order because the ID was wrong. Now when you provided the correct order ID we were able to find your order and fix your issue. Please try again accessing the app.

    • #250635
      User AvatarGavin P
      Participant

      I’ve not had any luck with these EA’s either.

      I put them on a brand new 25k challenge account and thought it would generate a safe return over a timeframe. So far it has not made a single profitable trade, hitting stop loss on 2/3 of the trades.

      Strategy with this was to use low and medium risk top 3 EA’s for the previous week, checking against the monthly performances, so far this has not worked out. This week I have dropped the take profit pips in hopes it will take any small profit it can, but so far I have not had a single trade that was not negative.

      Any ideas what can be done differently? Are the robots not supposed to be able to be used out of the box?

    • #250639
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hi Gavin,

      what EAs are you talking about – the Prop Firm Robots?

      Boyan

    • #250641
      User AvatarGavin P
      Participant

      Hi Boyan,

      Yeah the prop firm robots. I’m currently using the top 3 for the week for 25k account 

       

      According to the EA download page, i should be seeing at least a bit of profit, but I’ve got nothing.

    • #250643
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hi Gavin,

      thank you for sharing your experience. For how long have you been using those? I wonder why these Robots made the most profits on the challenges results page? Also Peko makes videos about passing challenges with those. I have a brand new FX2 Funding challenge which I have to start trading soon and I am not sure which robot to start with. I was planing to do it with the Forex Gold Investor, it was crushing it before the 12th of April. Not sure what to do now, I will maybe buy the Forex Diamond EA.

      Boyan

    • #250633
      User AvatarGavin P
      Participant

      I’ve got a similar problem, using the Prop firm robots as they are on a new 25k account, and they just seem to be tanking it including 4 triggered stop losses losing over 700 in a week. I am using the top 3 for the previous week, on either low or medium risk and just not getting any trades that are not negative.

      Are the robots not fit for purpose or am i just doing something wrong?  This week I have reduced the take profit pips in hope that it can at least trigger an earlier take profit – even if it is just tiny but nothing yet.

       

      Here are the trades:

      trades

      Current EA’s:

      Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? Should it not be a plug-and play system? I really hoped I could use this on a larger account but looks like I may need to rethink that plan.

    • #250648
      User AvatarGavin P
      Participant

      Hi Boyan,

       

      Sorry I’m not sure where my previous comment went..

      I am using the Prop Firm ones that are currently top 3 for low risk.

      According to the EA page i downloaded them from, I am supposed to be at least a little bit profitable but so far.. nothing.

      EURAUD M15 v6.0 #1486211416 – profit $198, drawdown 0.05%

      USDCHF M15 v6.1 #1586270803 – profit $196, drawdown 0.49%

      AUDCHF M30 v6.1 #1460069807 – profit $186, drawdown 0.13%

      those are apparent returns, I am currently -$770, so either I am doing something wrong or these just do not work as advertised.

    • #250649
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Gavin,

      The following link will send you to a 9 week series of comments on how I trade the robots I created with EA Studio on my Infinity Forex Fund challenge which is just a few hundred dollars away from getting funded.  You can use the same workflow to trade the Prop Firm robots.  If you study my workflow and apply it I am sure you can win a challenge.  I am also using the same workflow on three other accounts.

      https://eatradingacademy.com/forums/topic/ongoing-challenge-10-eas-from-ea-studio/

      Alan,

    • #250664
      User AvatarGavin P
      Participant

      Thanks Alan,

      I’ll give it a try on the 25k account, if it gets saved, I’ll be happy but if not, I will just go back to other EA’s I am running on other challenges.

    • #250668
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hi Gavin,

      I also thought the Prop Firm Robots are a set and forget solution and I don’t really have time to test, because I have only like 20 more days to start trading the FX2 Funding challenge. What other EAs do you use on challenges? Something more profitable?

      Boyan

      • #250671
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Boyan,

        If you will read through my workflow, see link above, you will see I am forward testing on my Infinity Forex Fund challenge.  You can use the same workflow with your FX2 challenge.

        Alan,

    • #250930
      User Avatarahmad aboud
      Participant

      hello, some prop firms add other letters to thier simbols, like EURUSDC, they put letter C after every simble and the robot cant read it, is there some adjustments we can do on the software to make it read it ?

      • #250981
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi ahmadaboud,

        The added characters after the symbol is just the brokers way of identifying the name of the chart.  The robots do not read the chart name, they read the bars or candles on the chart.  If you are using MT4 and see a smiley face in the upper right corner of the chart, or if you are using MT5 and see a blue hat in the upper right corner of the chart, then the robots are working correctly.

        Alan,

    • #251031
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      I took a quick look at you rworkflow, it looks very complex and time consuming. I am still new to forex trading and I thought if I would buy the Prop Firm Robots they would pass the challenge almost automatically and all I have to do is to check in the app week for week what are the top 1 -3 performers. Apparently it is not doable like this, maybe I will look for another solution. In this context I find videos like ‘The Prop Firm Robots Passed 100k Challenge Fully Automatically’ on the TA YT channel misleading.

      Boyan

      • #251035
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Boyan,

        My workflow is not the only workflow in successful trading it is what I found works best for me.  My workflow tests the robots and then increases the lot size on those robots that are profiting.  It takes me about 30 minutes once every weekend to check which robots worked best the previous week and then to update the lot sizes.  Then I am done for another week.

        The workflow on the YT channel is what Petko uses.  Petko takes robots shown to be profitable and put them on a challenge.  If they hit profit target then that account gets funded.  If he loses that account because of excessive draw down then he starts over with a new challenge.  He repeats this process until the account gets funded.

        While both of your workflows achieves funded accounts they are not the only ones that can be used to become a successful trader.  Every successful trader has figured out the workflow that works best for them.  I hope you too will figure out what works best for you.

        Alan,

    • #251207
      User Avatarahmad aboud
      Participant

      gud day, i download the robots, its telling me i dont have an active plane

      my plane is still remaining 2 weeks

      this is the second time this happens to me

      • #251242
        User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
        Keymaster

        Hello Ahmad,

        I checked your account and you have an active license until 2024-07-07. After looking into this in more depth, I found out that you have multiple registrations on our site related to your email address. I merged them into one registration. Please try to log in again using one of the passwords you used for the two accounts. If you see a message about a forgotten password, then you need to reset your password and going forward you will be able to easily login using the newly set password.

    • #251231
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      Hello guys,

      trying to get some insight on these:

      1. I understand that optimisation in the app is providing best trade settings per TF and historical data chosen per account size. So besides, lot size do I need to adjust entry protections (spread, max positions max lot) or for example the entry time/schedule? What would you suggest please?

      2. I check for 1-3 top performers looking for smoother graph line and lower DD version and use only these. Any suggestions here as well please?

      • #251245
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Konstantino,

        Which app are you referring too?  The Prop Firm robot app or the Top 10 EA app?

        Alan,

        • #251248
          User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
          Participant

          Hi Alan, tha would be the Prop Firm Robot app 🙂

          • #251253
            User AvatarAlan Northam
            Participant

            Hi Konstantino,

            So, when you access the Prop Firm Robot app the first thing you do is to select the account size, the Daily DD, the Max DD, the Profit target, the risk, and the news filter option.  Lets say you select 1% risk.  This means you are risking 1% of the account balance.  So if you chose to trade 3 robots then the total account risk is 3%.   So if the prop firm you are using has a daily DD limit of 5% then there is nothing you need to do.  Professional traders do not risk more than 2% on each trade nor do they risk more than a total account risk of 6%.  So this strategy would be inline with what the pros do.

            I like the idea of looking for the smoother graph line.  This is the same as looking for the robots with the lower DD.

            Alan,

             

             

             

             

            • #251383
              User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
              Participant

              My strategy on reading top performers is : check pairs from Y5 to D1 all the graphs that show smoother lines, lowest DD and match those in Y1 with no big balance gaps against time elapsed to figure out ideally how long it will take for the bots to show positive performance. Then choose no more than 3 top performers to use per week and repeat the process every Sunday to check for changes.

            • #251460
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Konstantio,

              Great!  Now that you have defined your strategy, test it to make sure it is a profitable strategy.  If not, then find out what went wrong, improve on it, and test again.

              Let use know how it goes!

              Alan,

            • #251974
              User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
              Participant

              A wee update on progress : EU, AU and XAU bots have been running on my 3 challanges (10k, 25k and 50k) for about a couple weeks now. In general there is more win in value than loss, vast majority of trades is with XAU and the last week was not good but still safe under the EP limit.

              EU made a couple of trades both of them wins. However for both pairs since the TP was pretty far away, i had to close the trades in profit manually after at least 3/4 of the TP run was done. Sometimes by setting manual trail in MT or by simply cloing the position.

              Now based on the above, i will try a different set up for the coming week focusing on even lower top performers 1-2. I will also get all bots in the app running on a 25k demo making sure their total lot size is within the 1% of the medium risk. I ll run them for at least a month to check best performers there and compare with what the app suggests and my selections for the first couple of weeks in order to cross check and have a better view.

              I am pretty sure that not all top performers will perform on the blue side, however i am also pretty sure that there are 1-3 that will show promising consistency and i am more than curious to see that since different brokers, different pairs and different market conditions can vastly affect theoretical optimisation, so real market conditions would probably the only way to have better understanding and verify.

               

            • #251994
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Konstantino,

              Great job this past week.  I like your approach for this next week.  Let us know how it goes!

              After you manually closed EU what did it do after words?  Did it continue higher, did it finally hit its profit target, or, did it turn down keeping you from a loss?  You should document this so every time you manually close a position you will have a record of it.  From this record you will be able to determine over the long term which strategy, manually stop out or let it run, would have been more profitable.

              Alan,

            • #252015
              User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
              Participant

              Hey Alan, thanx for the feedback. The EU trade was closed completely as i didnt set up partial tp. After that the bot didnt open any other trades on the same day. After that i switched to a different set up keeping the XAU as more active and due to its higher value wins i had.

              However the past few days XAU on M15 has opened a few trades the wrong way (or at least the against the market but at the correct direction at the time just the market didnt follow) so this week i wa a bit at loss. Far from the EP and the losses were smaller as the sl or the manual closing/manual trail were much shorter than the win runs. I am now trying to self control against getting scared if a trade goes the wrong way for say 3-4 hours with no signs or reversal and also trying to figure out if setting manual trail sl would help in some cases. In general, i have studied Petko’s approach with choosing only 1-2 top performers and changing nothing of the settings and simply trusting the system and let it run its course. Maybe only tweak lot size a bit and if profitable start scaling up.

              One thing i noticed is that Thursday and Friday XAU opened 2-3 trades thinking it will go buy but market went massively sell so the bot stayed the course until it closed earlier at some point with about 70-100$ loss and at the same time opened a new trade on the prevailing direction and gained back some of the losses in the end. But, since this is not grid or martingale, does the bot do that in general? Closing early and opening new opposing trade on its own? I didnt see any close at opposite signal settings.

            • #252034
              User AvatarAlan Northam
              Participant

              Hi Konstantino,

              Last week we had some high risk news events against the US Dollar so this is the reason gold didn’t do well.  Over the long tern these news events will favor the US Dollar and gold so it will all average out.  Since sometimes these news events can go against gold I would not risk too much on gold so keep lot size under control so gold doesn’t significantly DD your account when these news events occur.  Some traders try to close trades ahead of these news events.  The problem is there are so many during the month it is hard to stay on top of them.  Besides, sometimes these news events will favor the EAs.  As a result, I do not try to time these news events I just keep risk under control.

              I like to document my trades and my strategy so I can refer back to them and see where I did good and what needs to be improved.  I think all traders should do this.

              I think you are starting to get control of your trading so keep up the good work.

              Alan,

    • #251799
      User AvatarEfe Richard Lagos
      Participant

      Why is the traded not triggered after following all instructions for installing the bot ?

       

      Also why is it that when trying to plug in on all other account the bot goes off on other accounts plugged earlier?

    • #251930
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Efe,

      As to why the trade is not triggered depends upon the Expert Advisor you are using. Some EAs may only trigger a trade one a week on average.

      As to why the bot goes off on other accounts is most likely because the account protections have been activated. If you provide a screenshot of the trading chart I may be able to clarify better.

      Alan,

    • #252062
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      Thanx so much Alan really appreciate it.

      Now regarding news 2 things I’d like to ask: 1. Shouldn’t the EA avoid opening trades during high impact news 2 mins before and 5 minutes after? And if so should we increase this time frame let’s say 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after to avoid these news? Or as you said the news sometimes are just too many so restricting the EA in general could also prevent it entering some favourable news positions and it is virtually impossible to say which is which and try to keep out from all of these so it’s better to let’s say avoid the hard core of the events 2-5 minutes before/after to also be within the prop firms regulation of trading news but also keep the lot size under control so in case things do go south the loss won’t be that big. And simply wait for better days.

      I was also thinking about the idea of closing any trade during high impact news (or switch off autotrading) if I see that it goes beyond an acceptable loss limit for me, more than 1/3-1/2 of the SL distance, as this is clearly a sign that price is going the other way to place its self in a position of a new high only to drop/rise from that point after the market is no longer interested in that position (so should also keep an eye on volume – very low volume on strong uptrend/downtrend is a strong indicator of a reversal coming up). But this is something you can manually act upon but a bot should follow its system no matter what and this is what it supposed to do. Which means let it run do its thing be careful with lot size and eventually things should change.

    • #252242
      User AvatarEfe Richard Lagos
      Participant

      I am using the Prop Firm Robot, I have done the needful on the installation process and it’s yet to trigger a trade.

      I am a bit worried, because I have gotten robots in time past that was a total time waster and never got profits or a refund..

    • #252246
      User AvatarEfe Richard Lagos
      Participant

      • #252257
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Efe,

        Just give it more time and it will provide trades.  When you look at the Prop Firm Robot app and look at the ccount of trades it will give you an idea as to how often the robot trades on average.  From this you can get an idea as to how often you should expect the robot to trade.  For example, if you look at Y1 and the count of trades shows 52 you can figure that robot provides one trade per week on average.  Hope this helps!

        Alan,

    • #252671
      User AvatarAnne Clarke
      Participant

      Hi

      I have purchased and downloaded PropFirm Ea and put it onto an FTMO CHART. The only problem is that it says the “EA turned off” on the chart and it hasn’t placed any trades.

      IF you can let me know how to trade the PropFirm EA that would be helpful.

    • #252684
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Anne,

      This happens when one of the account protections was activated. You can see this in the upper left corner of the trading charts. To resolve this issue you need to modify the Account Protections which is located in the EA properties box.

      This usually occurs when downloading the robots where the account balance chosen doesn’t match the actual prop firm account balance.

      Alan,

    • #252696
      User AvatarEfe Richard Lagos
      Participant

      Am not comfortable with your bot trading strategies and I was thinking it was an instant executional bot, as advertised, I doubt if it will give me the desired result on my prop firm accounts. I will like to ask for a refund based off on these. Kindly do well to give me a feedback as soon as possible.

      • #252809
        User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
        Keymaster

        Hello Efe, sorry to hear about your decision. I sent you additional information on how to move forward with your refund request at your account email.

    • #252699
      User AvatarDurga Kapa
      Participant

      Greetings!

      Happened to notice that the Robots are not quite working well. As an example, USDCHF is making highs and EA is not giving any buy signals.

      Please make sure the ones are updated and working well. After making so much scrutiny I opted for Prop Robots and this is not performing as expected.

      I will see the performance for another few days.

       

       

    • #252734
      User AvatarGregor Cieplak
      Participant

      Agree, all robots are not updated and in general there are losses even you choose only 3-4 the best from last month. There are not shown any losses at prop robots app, you can see only 11 which have no loss, but it isn’t a true. Last weeks I tested all 14 robots on my demo and they have very bad results, you can see it in my other posts. The same performs on my live account, but with 6 the best. My money is thrown away and I will not extend my subscription until the robots are updated and start working.

      • #253111
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        Hello Gregor,

        I see that you are not having a good experience with our Prop Firm Robots.

        Please keep in mind that there are bad periods for all robots. Last month we passed a challenge with the Prop Firm Robots. What we did is that we were looking for the top 5 everyday on the Weekly timeframe and High Risk.

        What I would suggest is that you try different combinations such the one mentioned above and see which one is working for you. Of course try on a demo account.

        Hope this helps!

        Kind Regards,
        Nikos

    • #252784
      User AvatarDurga Kapa
      Participant

      Thanks for your inputs Gregor.

      The team has to observe keenly on the development of the said robots.

      We brought the Robots thinking that we don’t have to sit in front of the system all the time, and the chosen Robots will take care of our trades, even though we are not actively participating in punching the trades manually.

      Our chief aim to procure these Robots is to get profitable/pass the challenges, in our absence.

      Many times, most of the pairs are moving a lot and robots are not participating in the Rally/Downfall. By the naked eyes we can see the changes happening.

      Many opportunities are coming on daily basis and most of the times, Robots are sitting idle (As they are created/designed for certain scenarios to happen).

      I brought the Prop Robots for life time and what I am expecting is they should participate in trade on daily basis.

      As trading is happening around 23 Hours a Day and we are unable to find a trade means seriously those are to be re-coded to meet Industries best EAs. (For Example, a Simple Crossover trades we can find any chosen time frames, with minimum 1:3 RR).

      Let’s wait for the team on how they can increase the efficiency.

       

    • #252791
      User AvatarGregor Cieplak
      Participant

      I turned off all prop robots from academy on my live account and I am working manually, results are much better now . But I didn’t pay for robots to hold them. When you take out for exempel 3-4 best robots from last month they are not the best in the next week, because quite different are the best in this week. The ones you choose bring looses this week, and so on. I think all they need is an update to current market conditions using FSB (forex strategy builder)

    • #252808
      User AvatarDurga Kapa
      Participant

      That’s very true. Out of 12 months in a year there will be 9 Plus algo changes in stock market, afterall markets are run by Robots. So we are not certain the last month winning stratgey will work in the next month. If you succeed by using the same old startegy then you are lucky enough. The setups has to be updated on continuous basis. And we can’t test the startgies long time in demo accounts and once we deployed them on real account, we might experience strange experiences (You mentioned that you had experience already).

    • #252952
      User AvatarAnne Clarke
      Participant

      Hi

      I am having trouble getting the PropFirmEA to turn on and my previous post was deleted were the solution was account protections. Can you pls explain the exact process and inputs for the account protections to get this EA to trade.

       

      thanks

      • #252976
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Anne,

        The first thing you need to do is to make sure you have properly selected the parameters for the Prop Firm EA you want to download and trade.  The following chart shows you need to select the Account size of the prop firm challenge, then you need to select the Max Loss requirement of the prop firm, then the Max daily loss, the Profit target, the Risk, and finally the News filter option you want.

        Then you need to download the EA and install it on a prop firm challenge that matches the account size selected.  For example, if you have started a 10K prop firm challenge, then you need to seleTct the $10,000 account in the Prop Firm Robot app.  If you select a $10,000 account in the Prop Firm Robot app and then install the EA in a prop firm challenge with a different account size the robot will not work until you adjust the account protections in the EA.

        Then if you have properly installed the EA in metatrader and have either a smiley face of a blue hat in the upper right corner of the trading chart you should be all set up and the EAs should start trading.

        Alan,

    • #252953
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      Hello Anne. What i would do, is check first that autotrading is on, if the correct url is set in the expert options in metatrader, and if i get any errors in the experts tab or in the journal tab in metatrader. If all this checks out, and i have made sure that i have the correct EA for the correct pair for the correct TF, then i would check if any of the protection settings are on preventing the EA to open trades as it should for protecting the account. By default these are off to 0 for spread, max lot size and max orders open, and only the trading hours are auto calculated for each pair which means the EA wont open trades outside this timeframe. If all the above checks fail to correct the issue i would contact support with a few screenshots for furthert assistance. I hope this helps :-).

    • #253038
      User AvatarAnne Clarke
      Participant

      Hi

      I have selected the FTMO $130K in AUD challenge and put a challenge account size of $100k US on it.

      I think that maybe the issue. What do I do in this situation.

      • #253105
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Anne,

        You will need to make some changes in the EA properties box.  Just let me know what the Max daily drawdown, Max loss, Price target is for the prop firm challenge, also what risk level you want to take and I can calculate the changes you need to make for your 130K challenge.

        Alan,

    • #253382
      User AvatarDurga Kapa
      Participant

      Is there any possibility to get the mail alerts once the Prop. Firm Robot takes an order?

       

      • #253412
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        I do not know of any way to do this!

         

        • #253499
          User AvatarDurga Kapa
          Participant

          I have completed “The Complete FTMO Challenge Course” and want to re-watch few lessons. When i tried to find them it is not letting me in, showing that in completed courses only. Could you please allow me to know on how to revisit the required content?

          Thanks.

    • #253445
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi, is there a reason why there are 2 of the prop firm EAs using the same magic number by default, the EURAUD M15 v6.0 EA and the AUDCHF M5 v6.1. It’s a bit confusing as it lumps their trades together when looking at the results on fxblue.

    • #253458
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi superalf,

      You can always change the magic number!

      Alan,

    • #253493
      User Avatarpaul4x
      Participant


      should the daily reset hour have a number next to it, i wonder if this is why still no trades being taken?

      • #253512
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi paul4x,

        The EA is set up so as not to take any new trades 15 minutes before the market closes for the day.  New trades can then be taken after the market re-opens 15 minutes later.  This is done to avoid a new trade occurring 15 minutes before the market closes with super large spreads.  There are also large spreads right after the market re-opens, so I would change the number from 0 to 1 or 2 to avoid these large spreads.

        Note: The number zero represents the beginning of the new trading day.  The number one represents one hour after the market opens for the day.

        Alan,

    • #253494
      User Avatarpaul4x
      Participant


      should the daily reset hour have a number next to it, i wonder if this is why still no trades being taken?

    • #253498
      User Avatarcalebfg256
      Participant

      AM I missing something? This is the result I got from the USDCHF 15 min robot. Results

    • #253503
      User AvatarWolfgang Hahn
      Participant

      i have a successful installation on FTMO and other firms. but on chart it says EA is turned off and it removes itself also successfully from the chart. I changed lotsize and all other robot are working fine.

      So a successful automatic removal of the EA from the chart is my experience with EA trading academy Robots.

      • #253504
        User Avatarpaul4x
        Participant

        that sometimes happens if you have your min equity is set wrongly, the bot takes it as being hit EP and removes the bot

    • #253506
      User AvatarWolfgang Hahn
      Participant

      ok, any solutions what to do.?

    • #253507
      User AvatarWolfgang Hahn
      Participant

      i changed the inputs to reflect the account.  nothing changed. please see attached.

      input change to reflect account

      • #253518
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Wolfgang,

        If there is a smiley face in the upper right corner of the trading chart then you are good to go.  Just wait for new trades to develop.  To properly protect your FTMO account I would suggest the following:

        In the Prop Firm Robot app look at the top left area of the screen where it says Account.  Select the account size you will be trading in the FTMO challenge.  Also select the correct Max loss, Max daily loss, Profit target,  Risk, and the news option.  After you make these selections then download the robots you want to trade.  So I would remove the robots you downloaded and re-download the correct ones.

        Alan,

    • #253508
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi @Alan

      Yes I’m aware that I can change the magic number, that’s not the point. Why have the same default magic number for 2 different pairs when everything is tied to the magic number (the EA name, the filename, etc). Makes tracking the results very difficult. I’m continuously installing and moving the EAs around different accounts to test and see which are the better performers. Having to change the magic number every time I add it to a different account just adds one more thing to do that should be automatic.

      Btw, is there a way to download all 14 EAs together? In the FTMO robots app I can only download the ones visible in each view (yearly, monthly, weekly, etc) but they don’t all appear together.

      • #253519
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi superalf,

        The magic numbers are randomly generated.  As fate would have it, the random generator picked the same magic number for the same magic number for these two robots.  Change the magic number in the source code and re-compile.  Then when you move the robots around from account to account you won’t have to keep changing the magic numbers.

        To download all 14 robots at the same time select Y5, select Add to zip, and then select All.

        Alan,

    • #253523
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi calebfg256,

      You are not using any risk diversification.

      Alan,

      • #254454
        User Avatarcalebfg256
        Participant

        Hi Alan,

        Thank you for replying. I’m novice compared to most people here so  please elaborate more. If it helps I’ve added more details:

        Robots I currently have the below EAs and a $200K challenge at $191k:

         

        Please advise on:

        1. How to properly apply risk diversification for the safest and most consistent results?

        2. What do the headers “D1″,”W1″,”M1” mean? Does it mean we would be applying the EAs accourning to the sufix timeframe (Ex: AUDCHF M5, on 5 min) and let them run for a day, a week etc accordingly?

         

        3. Any additional heads up/suggestion you have for me to pass the challenge using robots?

         

        Thank You in advance

        • #254505
          User AvatarAlan Northam
          Participant

          Hi Calebfg256,

          Answer 1:  Before you select a Prop Firm robot you need to make some choices to set up risk and profit target.  See image below.  You need to select the size of your challenge.  You need to select the Max loss, Max daily loss, and Profit target according to the requirements of your challenge.  Then you need to determine risk, Low risk, Medium risk, or High risk.  Then you need to decide if you want the robot to trade during news events so you need to select the New filter you wish to use.

           

          Answer 2:  If you select robot EURUSD M15 for example, then you need to put it on a M15 chart.

          Answer 3:  To pass a challenge, or to be a successful trader using a brokerage account with robots requires three things:  1.  A good robot.  The Prop firm robots are very good robots and have been backtested to show they can product profits.  2:  A trading strategy.  It is a well know fact in professional trading that all traders need to develop their own trading strategy.  What works for one trader does not often work for another.  If one strategy was to work for everyone, that trader could sell his strategy and we would all get rich.  However, it does not work like that.  The majority of traders end up losing their accounts.  So, my advise is to practice on a demo account until you figure out your strategy for trading.  The demo account could be with a forex broker or the prop firm FTMO has a demo account.  3. Risk diversification:  Professional traders never risk more than 2% or their account on any one trade or robot and they never risk more than 6% when trading multiple robots at one time.  Professional traders never put all their eggs in one basket.  So trade more than one robot so that if one robot is drawing down the other robots might be profiting offsetting the loss.

          Hope this helps!

          Alan,

          • #259229

            What do you mean by Trading Strategy I thougnt the bots used a backtested strategy. I know how to trade but I didnt think we would be using a strategy with the bot and how would we go about using technical analysis with a bot I know how to use TA when I am manually trading using indicators support and resistance Price action etc but how does that work with a bot?

            • #259895
              User AvatarNikos
              Moderator

              Hey Derek,

              You need to test the robots in demo first to see their performance and then set them in a challenge if you are happy and believe that they will perform well.

              And with that, you do not need manual trading here, it’s all automatic once you set it.

              Kind Regards,
              Nikos

    • #253535
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      As far as I can tell not all the robots appear under Y5. I only see 12 EAs under Y5 and as I was under the impression that there are 14 in total. For instance I don’t see the USDCAD M5 EA under Y5 and there must be another one missing.

      • #253537
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi superalf,

        Right now there are only 12.  Petko has removed 2 of them and has not yet replaced them.

        Alan,

    • #253544
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      So the USDCAD M5 pair that appears under the W1 EA we should not use?

      • #253546
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Superalf,

        That pair did not trade last week.  However, it will continue to trade in the future.  I trade 10 different EAs in my Infinity Forex Fund challenge and in some weeks certain EAs do not trade for a week or two and then they start trading again.  So, this is normal.  Further, you may pick some robots that traded last week but one or two of them may not trade next week.  This is why it is a good idea to diversify.

        Alan,

    • #253555
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      Maybe I’m not explaining myself correctly, let me rephrase. You said that Petko has reduced the FTMO robots to 12 pairs. In the Y5 page there are 12 pairs, so I’m guessing those are the 12. But if I drill down into the other time frames (weekly, daily, etc)  there are other pairs aside from the 12 that show up in the Y5 page. So my question is, which are the 12 official EAs that we should use and which are the ones that have been removed that we should stop trading? Is USDCAD M5 v.61 one of the ones to avoid (does not appear in Y5 page). There is also a AUDCHF M5 v6.1 EA which does not show up in the Y5 (but does in the W1). can you please clarify this?

      • #253561
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        I am asking Petko for clarification!

         

      • #253570
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi superalf,

        I use to be able to go to Y5 and see all 14 robots.  Why I cannot do that now is a mystery.  It may be that Petko is not testing the shorter term time frames back 5 years like he use to.  I am waiting for clarification from Petko.

        While we wait I should also invoke some knowledge to you incase you are not aware.  The robots are back tested using BlackBull historical data.  You may not be aware that all brokers/prop firm historical data is somewhat different.   So for example, the top 3 robots in the Prop Firm robot app may not be the top 3 when trading the robots with FTMO.  So, when you chose the robots you want to use from the Prop firm robot app don’t expect them to be the same top performers in the FTMO challenge.

        Alan,

    • #253594
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for checking on that. Do let me know.

      Right, I am aware that the backtesting is not done using FTMO and that the data and results can change from one broker to another, I have seen this myself. This is why I have been testing the robots myself on an FTMO demo account to determine which are performing better (following your approach with your EA Studio robots, great work there!)

      • #253842
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi superalf,

        Petko has informed me there will be a big upgrade soon.  So lets se if the upgrade solves all your issues.

        Alan,

         

        • #255202
          User Avatarsuperalf
          Participant

          Hi Alan, so when is this big update coming? It’s pretty confusing how right now some of the FTMO robots disappear in certain timeframes and only appear in higher ones.

    • #253872
      User Avatarsuperalf
      Participant

      Hi Alan, ok thanks. Do we get an email about this so we are aware of when the upgrade happens?

    • #253966
      User AvatarBoyan Todorov
      Participant

      Hey Alan,

      I’ve been speaking to Nikos about the Top 10 EAs lately, but he hasn’t answered yet and does not have solutions for some things I asked, especially the issue with trading portfolio EAs and identifying the profitable ones. Could you please take a look at the thread and see if you can add something valuable? Thanks a lot!

      Top 10 Robots App vs Prop Firm Robots App

      best regards

      Boyan

    • #254146
      User AvatarWolfgang Hahn
      Participant

      I had an EURAUD M15 trade on May-7. the loss is not showing on your website stats. Is this just an error or you

      not keep showing losses (scam?)

       

    • #254158
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Wolfgang,

      The app is updated every hour and shows profits and losses. Here is the problem and some education for you.

      The historical data your Expert Advisors use with your metatrader terminal is not the same for all brokers/prop firms. The reason is with the forex market there is not one single source where all the brokers get their historical data. So it is up to each broker to go out into the markets and get their own data. They do this by getting trading data from various banks around the world. Unfortunately, all banks / prop firms do not get their trading data from the same banks. As a result every brokers data will be somewhat different. So when you have a particular EA and you use it with different brokers you will get different results. So when EA on broker A is profiting the same EA on broker B could be losing, AND, when the EA on broker A is losing the same EA on broker B could be profiting. The problem is not the EA it is the historical data used by the brokers.

      Knowing this, the app where you got the EA uses broker Blackbull for its historical data. The results shown in the app shows the performance of the EAs using Blackbull historical for educational purposes. You need to read the at the bottom of the app. While the EAs in the app show certain performance, because each brokers historical data is different, it does not mean the same EAs will be profitable at the same time with the broker / prop firm you are using. So how do we successfully use these EAs? Good question! Here is the answer: You need to test the EAs with your broker/prop firm. So how do we do this? Here is how I do it: I install all EAs I want to trade with the broker I plan on using and use a 0.01 lot size so the results do not significantly cause a drawdown. I then let the EAs run for one week, sometimes two weeks. I then review the results to determine which EAs are profitable with the broker/prop firm I am using. I will then chose these EAs to trade and change the lot size to represent the account risk I chose to accept. Currently I am testing 50 EAs I created with a new prop firm I plan to use. I always do this to reduce risk. This is all part of money management.

      You can be successful using the EAs from the Prop Firm robots app or the Top 10 EA app, it just depends upon how you do it. Success comes from testing with is part of money management. Money management is necessary to run a home, a business, or in trading.

      Hope this helps!

      Alan,

      • #269027

        The Problem with this strategy is I did the samething tested for 3 week-4 weeks saw which EA’s were profitable with the broker I am using and then added to the chart for my prop challenge. I was profitable for a week then in 1 week lost all my profits. New EAs come out everyday you add you test those by the time you test them and find winners new bots come out and even if you add after a succesful test they dont last more than a week or two and by then you already had a huge drawdown. So you are in a constant struggle of testing finding winners they work for a week you add new ones and those have a huge drawdown and wipe away all your gains from the week before. So you are in a loop of getting up then giving it all back then getting up then giving it all back.

    • #255989
      User AvatarEmbi Invest
      Participant

      Hello,

      I connect the V6.1 bot gold to my mt4 account but 0 trade was opened since Friday. Someone have an explication?

    • #254286
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      Experience lesson: yesterdays gold super bullish move to a new high, besides eating away all my previous wins of the week, really was the proof and lesson I needed to understand how to better manage the FTMO Prop EA trading. See the SL/TP range is huge and by design that is to allow the XAU movement towards TP. However, as of yet the TP has never been hit, whereas SL sometimes and if not the open trade stays well within loss until it reverses to profit. Sometimes the EA will close the trade early and open opposite direction but not if it doesn’t get the required opposite signals. Now here is the breakdown for me: you shouldn’t allow the EA to go over 100$ in loss with XAU especially if you are running it on default protections with no spread/max lot/max open positions protections. If the EA has opened a wrong direction position, I would let it run up to 100$ loss and most likely close the trade and possibly open a new one manually to the opposite direction as this movement is a strong indication of the trend going the other far the other way and until it comes back that is usually the profit direction. I have noticed that if the pair is chopping there is no real danger as it will definitely return to the opening direction soon. But if the pair is trending and trending strongly, then it won’t come back anytime soon and I would need the opposite direction to match my losses and also gain some profits. So the way the EA trades when loosing at least with XAU, can be used as a strong confirmation to either hedge with an opposite direction manual trade so you can offset the loss to breakeven and even gain some profit while waiting for the reversal or if you want to play it safe simply close the wrong direction after 80$-90$ loss and open an opposite direction IF the chart is showing strong trend and high volume on that trend. The EA usually opens the correct direction but because the SL/TP for XAU is huge you should really be careful when the trade is not going the right way. This supposed to be a bearish move but turned out to be the most impressive bull trend I have seen the last couple weeks with any pair. Due to work commitments I wasn’t on my PC to make changes and caught this late on my mobile after the open loss was about 380-400$, so at that point I had to let it play out. But since it wasn’t coming back this morning and the SL was at about 500$ I closed the trade, as it was affecting all three of my challenges. Thankfully nothing else was open so this move didn’t activate my EP, however I think I ll pass todays trading as the losses counted on todays trading and if another one like this happens it could be an issue. Please note so far the EA has been very successful and was able to manage it correctly. But it needs monitoring like that as sometimes it will be very wrong although its calculations are correct but the market is not playing ball as it has a mind of its own and can go either way without notice.XAU wrong (real-live) bullish move 09/05/24

    • #254492
      User Avatarpaul4x
      Participant

      i too took a hit on this trade, on friday, loss of £700. I run this bot on my darwin account. So i have a lot aize of 0.19 open. Thing is it was in nice profit on thursday i think by £240 and hindsight says i should have banked the profit but i wanted to see the EA in action.

      May have to adjust the TP in the set file going forward and take the small wins.

    • #254498
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      @paul4x yep that’s a good idea as well. Tbh the XAU pair seems the most active-profitable-low DD EA on the board so far. However due to its volatility can sometimes return more losses. So perhaps tightening the TP from 9000 to 5000-6000 would be a solution limiting the chances of a reversal as for the price to hit the default TP is a long distance and lots of things can happen to turn things around until it hits that TP. So if the XAU is more active, then yes a smaller TP that would most likely be hit more often would also be an excellent choice.

    • #254568
      User AvatarKonstantinos Borsis
      Participant

      @paul4x i would also consider taking my trading pairs to about -50% SL/TP on a 1:2 ratio and possibly add a max spread limit about 15 points for forex and 30 points for xau.

    • #255186
      User AvatarNikos
      Moderator

      Hey Konstantinos,

      Thank you for sharing your experience.

      So, as you mentioned and correctly of course, the market can be very tricky at times and make an EA have losing periods which I believe it’s normal as nobody can really predict the market all the time.

      I think the best is to lower the risk of each trade to about 1% or even 2% at most.

      Thank you!

      Kind Regards,
      Nikos

    • #256160
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Embi,

      As long as you see a smiley face or a blue hat in the upper right corner of the chart and the EA and the chart time frames are the same then you have set up the EA correctly. These EAs mostly only trade one per day on average. So Since you just opened the EA on Friday I would expect you should see a trade on Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

      Alan,

    • #256635
      User AvatarPat Savard
      Participant

      Please check your app. nothing seems like yesterday!  I dount that USDJPY got 10 trades during the night… and during the week

       

      and what BTCUSD do in the app???  … and I vever saw USDJPY in the FTMO app

       

      Please fix the display

       

    • #256645
      User AvatarAlan Northam
      Participant

      Hi Pat,

      The display is working on my end!

      Alan,

    • #256651
      User AvatarPat Savard
      Participant

      Devs were working on it??  it”s now fixed on my side.


      @Alan
      , is new that BTCUSD EA as well as USDJPY is in the App now? Did I missed something?

      • #256784
        User AvatarAlan Northam
        Participant

        Hi Pat,

        BTCUSD and USDJPY were added a few days ago.

        Alan,

    • #257302
      User AvatarEmbi Invest
      Participant

      Hello,

      Why the Ea are always turned off on FTMO?

      I have this problem only on FTMO.

      Thanks

    • #257564
      User AvatarFaisalaldoseri
      Participant

      i bought a new ftmo 10k account and wanted to try the robot, so I checked the top 2 performers in weekly and it was usdjpy and usdchf

      Usdjpy was the best in the monthly, but when tested in the account usdchf was losing in both weekly and monthly, and usdjpy was in big profit like 4000 profit in the 10k account

       

      i only applied the usdjpy yesterday and will update you with the account

    • #257719
      User AvatarNikos
      Moderator

      Hey Faisalaldoseri,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with the robots!

      There is always losing and winning periods for all robots. That is why our apps are providing new strategies for all pairs every week at least!

      Once you have more results to share, please let us know how it goes with the account!

      Kind Regards,
      Nikos

    • #257903
      User AvatarFaisalaldoseri
      Participant

      thanks Nikos

       

      now its the second day but still no trades, in the backtest it took 15 trade this month so you think its fine or somthing is wrong?

    • #258069
      User AvatarNikos
      Moderator

      Hey Faisalaldoseri,

      Can you please share a screenshot of the settings of the EA and the metatrader platform so that I can assist better?

      Thank you!

      Kind Regards,
      Nikos

    • #258227
      User AvatarFaisalaldoseri
      Participant
      • #258261
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        Thank you for the photos Faisalaldoseri!

        So, from what I can understand, the issue could be with the pair suffix. An example of a suffix is like the following: USDJPY.i or USDJPYm. Of course these are just examples.

        Please check if there is a different symbol with a suffix and see try to use that instead.

        Let me know if that solves the issue!

        Kind Regards,
        Nikos

    • #258277
      User AvatarFaisalaldoseri
      Participant

      In the symbols there is only one USDJPY and i attached it already

      • #258361
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        I see. Can you try to compile the EA?

        Kind Regards,
        Nikos

    • #258362
      User AvatarNikos
      Moderator

      Hey Embi,

      Can you please explain more on that or maybe provide screenshots of the issue?

      Thank you!

      Kind Regards,
      Nikos

    • #258573
      User AvatarFaisalaldoseri
      Participant

      No still

      • #258682
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        Alright. Can you try to download the EA again and try?

        Kind Regards,
        Nikos

    • #260380
      User AvatarMihajlo Jovanovic
      Participant

      I downloaded the robot for the 10k account but the robots are not working how to fix it?

    • #260395
      User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
      Keymaster

      Hello,

      The forex market is open 24 hours a day during weekdays but closes on weekends. Because this market operates in multiple time zones, it can be accessed at any time except for the weekend break.

      That being said, please check the Journal and Experts tab for any errors messages that might help to identify the problem and post some screenshots here so we can assist you if there are setup issues.

    • #268654
      User AvatarStrobeman
      Participant

      Hi guys,
      I wonder if you could tell me where I am going wrong please?
      I am testing the prop firm robots on a demo account and am getting very different results to what you are showing.
      Last week I used the USDJPY M15 #2013751115 and it said that it had 15 trades with a profit of $8 165.
      It ran for the week and I made a loss of $4 408.
      I went to choose the top 3 for this week and it shows 15 trades for the same pair with a profit of $6 176.
      I was expecting it to show a higher number of trades and less profit.
      All the other account settings were the same and I am looking at M1.
      Would really appreciate your help as I need to be sure of the figures you are displaying.
      Much appreciated
      Steve

      • #268992
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        Hello Steve,

        So, what is the broker that you are using?

        Kind Regards,
        Nikos

        • #268997
          User AvatarStrobeman
          Participant

          Hi Nikos,

          I am using Tickmill.
          I can understand how that would cause the amount to change slightly between brokers but not the number of trades and by such a large amount.

    • #268957

      I am in the same boat using the top robots shown on weekly chart and literally every trade is a losing trade I have nearly blown nearly two accounts using the tope robots. It worked for  about two weeks with this strategy now today I checked and it shows on Weekly these are the top assets to trade according to the Prop Robot App: XAGUSD M15 #1637565497, EURJPY M15 #1446236375, XAGUSD M15 #57633752. Today for XAGUSD M15 #1637565497 I am down $-520. I looked on my trading history and it shows 4 of my trades all of them hit TP but all TP in a loss!! I set my parameters as follows its a $200k account 3% max daily loss and 8% ($16,000) Target. Total max loss is 8% ($16,000). The 4 trades that took a loss were tiny scalp trades with very close TP near the entry price and all ended in a loss!! The trades are as follows: ALL were .26 Lot size for XAGUSD. Trade 1. SELL ORDER Entry price = 30.9617  SL = 30.9984  TP=30.9818. LOSS of $25.61. Trade 2. SELL ORDER Entry price = 30.6667  SL = 30.6995  TP= 30.6829. LOSS of $19.11. Trade 3.  BUY ORDER Entry price = 30.6207  SL = 30.5879  TP = 30.6045. LOSS of $19.50. Trade 4. SELL ORDER Entry price = 30.6592  SL = 30.6920  TP = 30.6754. LOSS of $20.15.

      • #268993
        User AvatarNikos
        Moderator

        Hey Derek,

        Each and every strategy differs and that is why you see different SL and TP values. But the performance can also depend on the broker or prop firm.

        Kind Regards,

        Nikos

        • #269001

          So basically it may or may not work at all it all depends. Well for me this bot has lost consistenly and already blew up a prop challenge. I would like a refund. I have tried it out and it does not work

    • #268986

      Why is the bot taking Profit in a loss EVERY SINGLE Time before my SL is even hit the bot changes the TP then takes a loss every time in a loss!!

      • #269848
        User AvatarMarin Stoyanov
        Keymaster

        Some of the strategies may have a trailing stop-loss. You can look in the Journal tab for messages stating something like “position modified”. If you see such, this means that the particular EA has Trailing SL. I see form your screenshot that you’re trading with XAGUSD only so you may try few other pairs at the same time, as it might be the market is not good for this pair at the moment. On our accounts we achieved the best results when trading with 3-5 EAs at the same time, picking the top performers from the weekly or monthly charts, and replacing them daily so everyday we can trade with the top performers for the desired period according to the app.

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