How to trade Day Trading signals with Hedging EA

Learn how to make Hedging EA to start trades using the Day Trading Indicator, using the Custom Indicator feature of the EA.


Day Trading Indicator in EURUSD

Hedging EA is a trade manager that will turn your losing trades into winners using an imbalanced hedging strategy. It was designed to manage manual trades, but the EA can also start trades automatically using custom indicators such as Day Trading.  Let’s see how to set up the EA to do so.

Day Trading Indicator
The Day Trading Indicator loaded in your Metatrader Platform.

This guide assumes that you have Hedging EA and Day Trading Indicator installed in your Metatrader Terminal. Let’s go ahead and configure the EA to trade using Day Trading in the tester.

  1. Open the Metatrader Terminal.
  2. Click View -> Strategy Tester to open the tester.
  3. Select Hedging EA from the Expert Advisor’s selection.
    Hedging EA in the tester
  4. Click on [Expert Properties]  to open the EA inputs.
  5. Set the Entry Strategy input to “Custom Indicator”
  6. Set the Custom Indicator Name to “PZ_DayTrading”, appending your license number in the indicator name. This parameter value must exactly match the indicator name as you have it in the Navigator.
  7. Set the Custom Signal Buffer to 4.
    Hedging EA settings to trade Day Trading
  8. Click [OK] to close the dialog and [Start] to start the test.
    Input parameters for the testHedging EA backtest with Day Trading
  9. Click [Open Chart] to make sure trades match the indicator.

All Done! Hedging EA is now starting trades using the custom indicator Day Trading, which signal buffer is 4 as you can see in the developer’s tab of the product page.

These same instructions can be applied to Averaging EA and Stop/Reverse EA. Both are trade-recovery EAs and can start trades using custom indicators as well, using the same parameters as described above.

Feel free to post your comments or questions below. Thank you!


Author: Arthur Lopez

Private investor and speculator, software engineer and founder of PZ Trading Solutions.

3 thoughts on “How to trade Day Trading signals with Hedging EA”

  1. Doesn’t the hedging EA already have an inbuilt trade entry based on the day trading indicator ? If so, do you really need the day trading indicator as a standalone indicator.

    1. It had but I removed it because the file was getting too big and failed the market validation process. Now it only implements native MT4/MT5 indicators as entry options, and it has a custom indicator option for all the rest, where you specify indicator name and signal buffer.

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