The Holy Grail of Forex
Trading Simple & Profitable Longer Term Automated Trading
Third Party Proofing From 29th November:
Currently in drawdown because of open trades.
Due to the extraordinary trading conditions, we updated the
Holy Grail EAs by combining them into one EA which has a no
loss, multiple trade strategy (maximum 3 trade sequence). This
strategy is very profitable but can be dangerous when
trading lower time frames. However, it can work extremely well on the longer
term daily and Four Hour charts on several instruments to give sensible
profits without having to worry about poor conditions or
Our main concern these days has to be
safety but to try and achieve this in the normal way is
failing under the unusual conditions and most traders are
losing money. The new Holy Grail EA makes a good attempt to
predict a buy or a sell but, if it gets it wrong, it adds
another slightly larger trade and moves the Take Profit
closer until the inevitable retrace hits the TP and secures a
winning trade. This is why, for gold for example, you see
the report showing 10 trades but in fact there were only
six. With the larger TPs used, this is extremely effective and relatively safe.
Below are the backtests for the first 10 months of 2017
using new Super Safe Settings. Shown for the
recommended $2,500, you can use a minimum of $500 to achieve
proportional results. Understand that trades may take
anything from less than a day to a three weeks with the
average being 8 or 9 days.
Gold on D1,
0.05 Lots per $2,500, $990 Profit and $610 drawdown.
USD/JPY on H4, 0.1 Lots per
$2,500, $1,1,20 profit and $520 drawdown.
GBP/USD on H4, 0.1 Lots per
$2,500, $1,440 profit and $510 drawdown.
USD/CHF on H4, 0.1
Lots per $2,500, $1,020 profit and $460 drawdown.
EUR/GBP on D1,
0.1 Lots per $2,500, $1,000 profit and $650 drawdown.
CAD/JPY on H4, 0.1 Lots
per $2,500, $1,100 profit and $400 drawdown.
German DAX on H4, 0.1 Lots
per $2,500, $1,500 profit and $350 drawdown.
This totals 69
trades and an average of $810
per month or over 30% return with no losses. Where
losses are shown in the report, it will be one tiny losing
trade combined with 1 winning trade to give an overall
The package consists of the the Holy Grail EA which is tied
to your account number but does not expire, plus 7 one-click
setup files for the EA (trading the 7 instruments) to configure it with the correct
settings. Since conditions may change in trading, I suggest
you read the 'BackTesting'
page so that you can become independent and make any future
adjustments yourself. That said, the current settings have
worked over the whole of this year, which included some
crazy conditions and changed considerably from the summer
A VPS is essential (see our VPS Guide
Page) as you must have a guaranteed Internet connection
at the time the trades are triggered plus it is beneficial
to have just a few microseconds lag to the broker .
You really should have your MetaTrader running on a VPS -
see my VPS Guide page. All the instructions work for
installing on a VPS but, of course, you must either copy and
paste from your own computer into the VPS or, probably
better, copy all the files onto the VPS desktop and work
entirely within the VPS. You certainly need to copy and
paste the 6 .set files to the VPS desktop.
the tpl file
RIGHT click and save).
I will email you the EA and the 7 .set files which will only run on the
account number you gave. Save the files to a folder on your hard
drive or preferably a backup, external drive. Copy the HolyGrail.tpl
file and open up your MT4. File - Open Data Folder and paste it into
the templates folder. Copy the HolyGrail2.ex4, File - Open Data
Folder MQL4 - Experts and paste it into the experts folder. Restart MetaTrader.
Now we need to set up the six charts. Click on the Market Watch
button as shown above (beneath View and Insert) and to make sure all
the instruments are shown, Right click in the window and click 'Show
all'. Find the USD/JPY, RIGHT click on it and click Chart Window to open
up the chart. Repeat for the GBP/USD, USD/CHF, Gold (shown as
Spot Gold or XAUSD), EUR/GBP, CAD/JPY and the DAX (German Stock
Market Index GDAXlm on FXTM but Trader's Way does not have Indicies). Close the Market Watch Window. You should always have
the Terminal window open (ringed above), to monitor your trades and the button for
this can be seen depressed above underneath Charts and Tools. Next,
RIGHT click on the USD/JPY chart, templates and click HolyGrail to set
the chart up complete with the EA - set the charts according
to te set files - H4 or D1.
You should have AutoTrading turned off (at the top) when installing
or the EA may open a trade immediately. Obviously turn it back on to
start trading. We now need to install the EA by loading the template
file. RIGHT click on each chart - Templates and click on HolyGrail.
This will set the charts reasonably and load the EA.
In order to load the correct settings we need to use the .set files
which should have been copied to your desktop. RIGHT click on the
first chart - Experts Advisors - Properties and go to the Inputs
tab. Click on Load and point it to the desktop where it will show
the 7 .set files - double click on the correct one (obviously if you
are on the USD/JPY chart choose USDJPY, etc.).
Repeat the process for all the charts and turn on Autotrading at the
top of MetaTrader as shown below.
needs be, adjust the candle size by click on the + or - magnifying
glasses but these should be OK if you loaded the .tpl file.
The set files should give you a different Magic Number for each
chart but check this. Below are the settings which I have kept very
Note that the 'Trade Limit' is set to 4 by default which
means that after a sequence of 4 trades, the EA inputs a Stop Loss
and stops trading any more. We should never need more than 3 trades,
so 4 is quite safe but does represent a large loss of capital should
the SL be hit. You can decrease it to 3 to limit losses or increase it to unlimited if you have extra capital
and want to cover a worst case scenario! Be
aware that capital is used up alarmingly fast after five trades and
disappears after six!
The Lot sizes shown are the maximum recommended and are pushing the
limits if you have two trades open together bother on full drawdown.
unless you have some reserve capital to cover a worst case scenario,
you may want to reduce them slightly since we can still make big
0.02 per $1,000 (note that the EA really needs a minimum of 0.02 or
0.03 to work efficiently).
USD/CHF 0.03 per $1,000.
Everything else 0.04 per $1,000
Finally, to check that each EA is working, flip through the charts
and make sure there is a smiley face next to the name of the EA top
right of each chart.
Note that if exceptional conditions exist for a particular pair
(such as the Brexit vote or the US elections, or possible dramatic
news etc.) we should turn of trading for the affected pairs (if
trades are open, set the Lot size to zero so that no new trade
sequence is started or if no trades are open, untick the 'Allow live
trading' box in the EA Properties). Normal financial news releases
are not a problem.
Tip to avoid overnight Swap Fees with FXTM. Since some trades
will be open for a few weeks, swap fees can mount up. One cunning
trick is to close old trades and open new ones manually at the
current price with the same Lot size and TP. This will give you
exactly the same result but with no swap fees for another week.
However, you must always leave at least one trade in the sequence
open otherwise the EA will no longer be in control of the trade. For
this reason, I would only recommend this technique to experienced
trades. You have to pay the commission again but this will be less
than repeated swap fees!
If you want to become an
independent trader, you must learn how to
back test and update the settings
Recommended Brokers -
choose ECN and 1:500 Leverage. Forex Time can be Swap free
(inside your back office). However, they have a minimum of
0.1 Lots for oil needing $2.5k to trade this instrument.
Trader's Way offers US clients
the same conditions as the rest of the world. Unregulated
but 100% trustworthy.
However, they have a minimum of 0.1 Lots for Gold which
means a minimum of $5,000 capital.
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