NY Close Scalper is an automatic Expert Advisor that was published on the mql5 marketplace in April of 2015. It was developed by an author named Roman Lengert and updated to version 3.0 in March of 2020.
Time frame: M5
Max. draw down in 16 year back test: $56 per 0.01
Please read the blog post for instructions on the way to found out the EA.
Because the EA will trade around the New York close time (16:00 – 18:00 New York time), the GMT time will be different in summer compared to winter (DST: daylight saving time). But the EA has daylight saving times stored internally, so there is no need to adjust the trading hours manually.
The EA should run on a VPS without interruption (also Friday ) to store the historic data.
Please allow web requests to the following URLs for the calendar news filter and automatic GMT offset calculation:
http://breaking.fxdata.cc (only needed if you employ the breaking news filter)
For backtest it is important to have the correct GMT settings. Ideally, backtests should be done with Tick Data Suite GMT+2 with US DST.
Because this strategy is trading around swap time the spread are often very large. You must use real spread in back testing. But remember that the spread are often very different between brokers at that point .
Recommendations for NY Close Scalper EA
- Minimum account balance of 50$.
- Work Only on EURUSD, GBPUSD, EURCHF, USDCHF, USDCAD, EURAUD, EURCAD. (Work on Any Pair)
- Work Best on M5. (Work on all TimeFrames.)
- The EA should be turned off on days of important events, for instance general elections in UK, US or Europe!
- Low Spread ECN account is also recommended (Find the Perfect Broker For You Here)
This EA comes with a News filter So you need to turn on “Allow WebRequest for listed URL” and add the following link.
To do this, open Tools > Options > Expert Advisors. Check the option “Allow WebRequests for listed URL:”. Add all of the following: “http://ec.forexprostools.com”, “http://fxdata.cc”, “http://backup.fxdata.cc”, “http://breaking.fxdata.cc” and press “OK”.
The EA should be turned off on days of important events, for instance general elections in UK, US or Europe!
This Expert Advisor is a night scalper that uses a mean reversion strategy to execute trades at nighttime, particularly at the close of the daily New York trading session. Here are some of its features:
-The EA is compatible with MetaTrader 4 and works with the pairs EURUSD, GBPUSD, EURCHF, USDCHF, USDCAD, EURAUD, and EURCAD.
-The only supported timeframe is M5.
-Trading hours do not need to be adjusted manually because the EA automatically updates when trading hours change for daylight savings time. However, traders will need to turn it off manually in the case of important events (elections, etc.)
-Uses fixed stop losses on every position. The execution of said SL will depend on the broker.
A word of warning from the developer – you should be aware of the risks involved with night scalpers. Past history doesn’t necessarily dictate how things will go in the future and this EA is dependent on low spread and slippage. It also needs to run on VPS continuously without interruption. The strategy involves trading around swap times which can also make the spread very large. This indicator is risky on that basis, but it doesn’t use riskier strategies like Martingale or grid and fixed stop losses are in place for every position.
The developer offers three separate pricing options. The EA costs $900 USD (with 5 activations) or it can be rented at a lower rate of $70 per month or $170 for 3 months. With the overall cost being so high, many traders will only have the choice of renting, and even those prices are on the higher end. A free demo is available, but traders will really want to consider the cost for each option before making a purchase.
NY Close Scalper is a night scalper that trades after the New York market has closed for the day. This EA can be risky for the fact that past history can’t accurately predict the future and swaps may cause spread inflation. However, it has received four and a half stars and many users have left positive reviews.