Yes, I can hear you. “another martingale? are you kidding me?!”
Trust me, I’m not. The chances are you are more likely to successfully learn to trade manually by yourself than to find a money-making EA not using martingale or hedging. That’s how hard it is to find a good EA worth reviewing.
Anyway, back to Hobbit. Its an EA using martingale, but with some settings, you can use it to the great effect with simple hedging and martingale. This review is about the V7 of the EA.
I’m not able to find out how it places the entry as I don’t have the source code. But based on my testing, it places martingale entries in one direction at each tick. i.e. Buy, buy and buy with multiplier until it hits the TP. What makes it more favorable is the placing of TP. At only 10pips, it hits TP quite fast and considerably reduces the risk that comes with multiple entries.
Not much of an hedging to be honest. This is a setting shared with me by one of my friends. Instead of using one EA on one pair, I used two EA. i.e. EA1, EURUSD (buy); EA2, EURUSD (sell). This way, when the market is trending in one direction, one EA will be building multiplied entries while the other EA will be hitting TP consecutively.
For example on trending market.
i) EA (buy) , (E)ntry1, E2, E3, E(n)…until….TP@E1,E2,E3, E(n); at the same time
ii)EA (sell) , (E)ntry1, TP@E1. E2. TP@E2, E3, TP@E3, E(n), TP@E(n)
The image above illustrates how the EA places its entries and book profit at both directions.
See how Buy EA(Yellow) builds layers of entries while Sell EA books profit after each entry.
- Risk Multiplier – This is a custom field where you can enter any amount. As with any other Marti EA, this multiplies the next entry to cover losses of earlier entries.
- Money Management – Don’t use this robot with less than 10,000 in equity (equivalent to USD100 in Cent account). The more the better. Martingale is about calculated risk in playing with probability until you eventually hit profit, therefore you need a lot in equity to use this technique. I used USD100 with 50% bonus = USD150/15,000 equity.
- TimeFrame (TF) – Frequency at which the EA places entry. While a safe TF is depending on your equity, TF M30 should be reasonable in my experience. This EA keeps on opening entries every (n)TF set. Thus, if your capital is limited, frequent intervention is needed to adjust higher TF to save your account. When it opens more than 10layers/ entries or margin% is down to 10,000%, that’s the time to increase your TF setting.
- Pair – My friend who gave me the EA recommended AudUsd, EurUsd and EurJpy. But the idea is any pair with low spread. It is crucial to have a low spread as you can’t afford to have a candle reaching the TP but not quite hitting it because of spread gap. However, with other pairs ALWAYS test with the demo first as I had cases of where the EA didn’t place TP on some pairs.
- Use Cent/ micro account with at least USD100 deposit. More is better.
- Use high leverage setting, > 1:500.
- Attach two EA in two charts for each pair. Set one EA to Long Only and the other to Short Only in the Common tab.
- Multiplier: Default is 1,68, but 1.5 gives more peace of mind.
- Use 3pair only for the abovementioned equity. e.g. EU, EJ, AU
- TF 30minutes. Lesser it is, the more intervention is needed.
- Lot size: 0.02 (Lesser is safer)
- Each trade is protected by Stop Loss.
- No martingale, no grid, no scalp, no hedge, no latency, no arbitrage.
- No excessive consumption of CPU resources.
- User-friendly settings.
- All settings optimized.
- Long-term strategy.