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Discussion in 'Forex Trading Systems and Strategies' started by demosco, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. demosco

    demosco Recruit

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    I Just want anyone who has an idea about writing codes to enlighten me how to go about coding my strategy.AND in what programming language are the codes written
    Does the platform determines the type of programming language to be use in to generate the codes .Thanks
     
  2. andyhawes

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    Hi Demosco,

    There are a number of charting packages you can use that have their own languages behind the scenes that can be used to write everything from simple technical indicators to fully automated trading systems.

    I personally use Metatrader4 as you can get it for free as a demo account (from Alpari, ODL, SmartLiveMarkets, etc) but gives real time prices and allows you to do all the coding for whatever system you want, and there are thousands of pieces of example code out there that you can get hold of for free, as well as full documentation.

    Documentation can be found at:
    MQL4 Documentation

    And you can get a bunch of indicator to start you off at:
    Index of /_MT4_Indicators

    I also have a few free indicators on my own website:
    See-FX | Forex News Trading System

    As I mentioned there are other such charting packages, such as NinjaTrader, but I have no experience of that.

    Alternatively if you can get hold of raw data, you could load this into any database of your choosing, and write your own applications in any language you choose to use this data and back-test a system.

    Really depends what you are after though.

    I hope that helps a little.

    Andy.
     

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