From Rags to Automated Rags... my attempt at automating Forex.


sven

Well-Known Member
At the moment I’m exclusively cTrader (finally live).

I hear you on being tied to m$ and c# and what I would say is yes cTrader is currently stuck on windows due to old dependencies wpf.. they have already started a project to use alternate libs and so eventually will run under mono on anything. At least c# is OSS these days.
im not concerned with the thought of rewriting algos for other platforms tbh should I need to.

Add to that I’m looking to hook up vps im not fussed what it runs on.

that said I’m actually contemplating duplicating my live algo to MT lol.. I love cTrader and pepperstone but pepperstone uk are now offering spread betting on MT only. I’m holding off that work as I focus on trying to get more algos live etc but if they don’t switch on cTrader spread betting I may consider it. I know other brokers fxpro support but I’m not keen on their prices or comms.
 

sven

Well-Known Member
Oh shit. Just got a message from pepperstone that cTrader spread betting is now an option.
Erhmm tax free trading? Why not.
 

tomwis

New Member
Allow me to suggest my stack.

I code algos in PineScript on TradingView. Why? Because it is fastest way to test ideas. 90% of ideas lead to a dead-end anyway, so the sooner you realize that about your fresh soon-to-be-holy-grail-concept, the better. And on to the next one.

Once the strategy is ready and backtested, I execute to MT4 or MT5 via TradingConnector.
 

sven

Well-Known Member
Allow me to suggest my stack.

I code algos in PineScript on TradingView. Why? Because it is fastest way to test ideas. 90% of ideas lead to a dead-end anyway, so the sooner you realize that about your fresh soon-to-be-holy-grail-concept, the better. And on to the next one.

Once the strategy is ready and backtested, I execute to MT4 or MT5 via TradingConnector.
NowI agree that many ideas fail quickly and to some degree that you can prototype in TV. In fact I do often prototype and test out ideas on TV but it has serious limitations.

Pinescript is fine for simple things and a nightmare for anything programmatic. The backtester I have very little trust in at all so rarely use it and instead tend to develop ideas for simple indicators in TV.

Thanks for the suggestion though glad it works for you.
 

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