Forex News Trading Free Expert Advisor

One of the most interesting things about the forex market is that changes in fundamental data change the global “outlook perception” of a currency for traders and hence mark dramatic changes in price during very small time windows. Trading these spikes caused by fundamentals being changed is called “news trading” because the trader chooses to enter and exit the market at the time when important economic news are released and the market experiences bast levels of volatility.

Trading the news often demands cat like reflexes and the ability to enter orders at the speed of light (or near it !) in order to keep a profit, stop a loss, etc. News trading is also dangerous in the sense that prices can gap for even 100 or 200 pips, making your loss far greater than what you thought it would be. Long story short, news trading is difficult if not because of the volatility and big chances of getting whipsaws, because of the inherent difficulties of trading and making clear decisions in such bad market times.

News trading expert advisors basically work by placing two market buy and sell stop orders at some pip distance from the price, one minute or more before the news release. What the ea wants to predict is a quick change in price which is caught quickly with the aid of the opening orders. This of course, does not work all the time because prices can “bounce” and leave you with no actual clear direction during a news release. Specially when news are confusion, you almost always find candles with gigantic shadows but not too much overall movement. Luckily, most of the time the news do move the markets in one specific direction and often for 100 pips or more. For example, the NFP (non farm payrolls) release moves the EUR/USD by more than 100 pips in average.

So how do we trade this news releases ? (You should first start trying this ea on a demo account, until you are comfortable with the way it works) You can use the ea provided here in order to trade the news in forex. The ea (developed by branac at forexfactory.com) enables you to place 2 orders 1 minute before the set time for the news release arrives (check your time zone and your broker time in order to adjust this time setting correctly). Now set the SL and TP values to the values you want to use as both Stop Loss and Take Profit (use a small stop loss and large take profit for better results, for example SL=30, TP=80) and variable (2) as the amount of pips away from the current price you want to place the orders. Use a wide enough value (30-50) in order to ensure that whipsaws are minimized as much as possible !

I hope this news trading ea proves profitable to all the forex traders out there looking for a solution to trade news releases in mt4. If you want to learn more about more commercial and free expert advisors I have reviewed please consider buying my ebook on automated trading or subscribing to my weekly newsletter to receive updates and check the live and demo accounts I am running with several expert advisors. I hope you enjoyed the article !

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