After coding, testing, and optimizing your Expert Advisor (EA), it's time to deploy it on the MetaTrader 4 platform and see it in action. This process involves a series of steps to ensure your EA runs smoothly in a live or demo trading environment.
Before deploying, make sure you have a compiled version of your EA:
If you EA, was not automatically saved into your "Experts" folder directory, save your EA into that folder directory and then press compile again. Usually, it's located at:
In the MetaTrader 4 platform:
To run your EA:
You should see the name of your EA in the top right corner of the chart with a smiling face icon. If the face is frowning, it means live trading is disabled. Ensure you've enabled 'AutoTrading' from the toolbar.
While your EA is running, it's essential to:
Deploying an EA on MetaTrader 4 is the culmination of all your hard work. Monitor it closely, especially during its initial stages, to ensure that it behaves as expected and makes profitable trades in alignment with your strategy.
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