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About the Big Breakout EA

The Big Breakout EA trades the support and resistance of many different indicators like ZigZag or Fractals or the high/low of a certain range of candles. The EA only uses pending orders.

Trade logic of this Expert Advisor

This Breakout EA trades all the strategies listed below.

Entry Strategies

  • ZigZag Breakout
    Trades every breakout of the tops and bottoms of the ZigZag indicator.
  • 1-2-3 Breakout
    Trades the breakout of a 1-2-3 formation of the ZigZag indicator.
  • 1234 Breakout
    Trades the breakout of a 1234 formation of the ZigZag indicator.
  • Fractals Breakout
    Trades all breakouts of the Fractals indicator.
  • Candle Breakout
    Trades the breakout of the High or Low of the last X bars.
  • Inside Bar Breakout
    Trades the breakout of the Inside Bar pattern.
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Entry Filters

  • ZigZag trend filter
  • Moving Average trend filter
  • Bollinger Bands trend filter
  • Fractals filter (only Fractals breakout strategy)

Position managements

  • TrailingStop
  • BreakEven
  • Candle Trail
  • ATR Trail

Other specials

  • Information Panel
  • Breakout Padding
  • Inverse Strategy
  • OCO (One Cancels Other)
  • Martingale / Anti-martingale
  • MoneyManagement
  • Time filter
  • Close on Timer
  • Delete on Timer
  • Day filter
  • Spread filter

About the demo version

The demo version of the Big Breakout EA can be used on a demo account as well as on a live account. The functions are limited and the LotSize is fixed to 0.1 Lot.

More about the Big Breakout EA

  • You can install the Big Breakout EA on limitless demo and live accounts.
  • Note that this Metatrader Expert Advisor does not draw any indicator on the chart.
  • You do not understand all the functions? Take a look at our function glossary.
  • This EA is not pre-optimized. Please read the article about optimization first.
  • The license of every Expert Advisor you download is time limited, but you can re-download newer versions any time in your purchase history.
  • MT4 v1.03
  • Dez 13, 2017

  • Fixed: Problem with trading sessions of some brokers
  • Aug 28, 2017

  • Fixed: Martingale function in Pro version
  • May 22, 2016

  • Added: OCO function
  • Mar 10, 2016

  • Added: Close On Timer
  • Added: Delete On Timer
  • Initial release of the MT4 version 1.00 (stable)
  • Feb 9, 2016

  • Added: Breakout Padding
  • Added: Inverse Strategy
  • Jan 13, 2016

  • Minor updates and fixes in all MT4 versions
  • Dez 11, 2015

  • added: Shows now the amount of open Pending Orders and Market Orders in the Information Panel
  • fixed: Some errors in the Fractals strategy
  • Nov 26, 2015

  • update: The EA uses now less resources
  • added: Shows now the current spread in the Information Panel
  • added: Panel updates every X seconds
  • fixed: The Information Panel loads and reacts immediately
  • fixed: Disabled the Information Panel while backtesting
  • Nov 25, 2015

  • Added: Bollinger Bands Trend Filer
  • Update: to Information Panel v2
  • Nov 18, 2015

  • Added: Fractals Filter
  • Added: MA Trend Filter
  • Added: Information Panel v1
  • Added: Inside Bar Strategy
  • Nov 4, 2015

  • Added: Fractals Filter
  • Added: fixed Timeframe
  • Added: ATR Trail function
  • Nov 3, 2015

  • Initial release of the MT4 BETA version

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44 thoughts on “Big Breakout EA”

  1. clyde says:

    hi yannick good day, it enters a trade for fractal breakout. how about the trail stop. does it have fractals trail stop? or the swing low trail stop? thanks

    1. Yannick says:

      No, it only has the following 4 positions management functions. TrailingStop, BreakEven, Candle Trail and ATR Trail.

  2. Newbie says:

    Hi,

    Can this EA be configured to look at for example the Hi & Lo of 3 candles starting from the broker’s opening time. When there is a body breakout at close, trigger a trade in the breakout direction? The SL is at the Hi of the 3 candles mentioned if it was a sell trade.

    1. Yannick says:

      It only uses a simple breakout at the high/low price +/- a fixed padding.

  3. Marcelo Rabelo says:

    I did the backtest on several pairs running on H1. 2 years backtest. I found 6 very profitable pairs: EUR-GBP / GBP-CHF / GOLD / CAD-JPY / EUR-NZD / NZD-JPY.
    I used the following settings:
    1) Strategy: ZIGZAG Breakout
    2) Use Filter ZigZag: True
    3) Use BollingerBand Trend Filter: True
    4) Use MA Trend Filter: True
    5) Use TrailingStop: True *
    TrailingStop: 62 *
    When toTrail: 1 *

    I await suggestions from other users of other configurations and positive pairs.
    All other pairs (I tested more than 30) were negative or poorly positive with these settings.

    Very good EA, but you have to find the right pairs with the right settings.

    Thank you.

    1. Yannick says:

      Thanks for your settings. Could you please uploaded the in the forum?

  4. panya says:

    Hi,
    1. Your EA required a minimum deposit? or which size of account is suitable.
    2. The full version can adjust the lot size (such as 0.01 or 0.05 etc…)

    1. Yannick says:

      There is no required minimum.
      It works with all lot sizes.

      1. Yugga says:

        hi Yannick,

        i have installed the demo, just a question, the pending order seems to be disappearing within 10 seconds, and appearing back, This is going on and on . do i need to do any other setting?

        1. Yannick says:

          Can you open a new topic in the forum and post your settings?

  5. Kenny says:

    Hello Yannick, how often do i need to redownload the EA, how long is the experatrion date?

    1. Yannick says:

      One a year.

  6. Ricardo Cambon says:

    Hi Yannick,
    I really like this robot and I’m trying it in basic, with an idea of ​​buying the Pro. But I wanted to ask you, does any of the configuration functions allow you to place the pending purchase / sale order, a certain number of pips before reaching the support or resistance?
    thanks

    1. Yannick says:

      Yes, use the padding options for this.

  7. William Tan says:

    Hi Yannick,

    I just bought and really like the concept of this EA. May I know if I can have or purchase the source code for this EA?

    William

    1. Yannick says:

      Unfortunately, I do not provide the source code.

  8. Danny Vermeylen says:

    Does this expert advisor (Big Breakout) interfere with other open positions on the chart ?

    1. Yannick says:

      No, the EA uses a unique magicNumber as an identifier.

  9. Jan Resch says:

    Hi Yannick!
    Great EA you programmed there! I purchased the full version and am having trouble with the martingale function. It will only increase the next buy/sell stop, yet if it is not triggered and deleted, it will return to the original lot size. Is it not supposed to keep the increased lot size until the next order is opened?

    1. Yannick says:

      Using a martingale strategy with an EA that opens multiple pending orders is not optimal. Imagine a trade (0.1Lot) is open and the EA places a sell pending order (0.01Lot), then the trade gets closed in a loss. Next, it triggers the sell pending order. In a normal martingale scenario, the EA would open the trade with an increased lot size, but since the pending order is already set to 0.01, it will get opened with this lotsize.

  10. Ridwan says:

    Hi
    Will it be possible to make the EA place pending orders X pips above/below the zigzag high lows where X is a user defined parameter?
    Thanks

    1. Yannick says:

      Yes, this is the Breakout Padding variable.

  11. highlow says:

    hi sorry for my bad english 🙂 have tracking results (myfxbook,fxblue)you demo or real account this ea ? have testet safe and robust(kvality) and profit setings in real time ?

    1. Yannick says:

      No, I do not have any statistics from myfxbook or fxblue.

  12. Phil says:

    Where can you see details about the trades placed by the EA ? I was testing the demo version and it opened two trades of 1 lot each. I thought the demo version was limited to 0.1 lots ?

    1. Yannick says:

      If the minimum lotSize of the symbol you use is 1Lot, the EA will trade 1Lot.You can track the trades based on its MagicNumber with tools like MyFxBook or fxBlue.

      1. Phil says:

        I was trading USD/JPY where the minimum lot size is 0.01. The settings in the EA also say lot size is 0.1 so why did it open 2 trades of 1 lot each ?

        1. Yannick says:

          In this case, please use the forum to share your settings and I will take a closer look.

  13. Man says:

    Hi
    I am thinking about buying the Big breakout EA but during demo trials it triggers the trade to get in too soon. Which input can I adjust in order get in after the price crossed the previous high/low?
    Thanks

    1. Yannick says:

      Try to add a “Breakout Padding” to the pending order. This will trigger the pending order later.

  14. Marcelo Rodrigues dos Santos says:

    Hello! I’m trying to use the trailing stop with breakeven, but it’s only working the breakenven, is it possible to work with the two tools together?

    1. Yannick says:

      Yes, you should be able to use both. If you need help, please open a new topic in the forum and provide your settings.

  15. Cagdas says:

    Hi, I will like to speak to the developer about this.. As I work in a investment company and like this strategy

    1. Yannick says:

      Please use the contact form to contact me directly.

  16. Mohd Zahirulhaq Hakimi says:

    Hi. I bought your Big Breakout EA. i just need some modification or additional setting on ea.

    After the position closed / take profit, new pending order keep entry. Can you add timer for new pending order? This is important for me.

    1. Yannick says:

      The Big Breakout EA does already have a time filter.

      1. Mohd Zahirulhaq Hakimi says:

        Yes. But for day/time filter. I want timer for position/new pending order. After take profit, i want timer for new pending order set around 1 hour after take profit.

        1. Yannick says:

          True, this is not included into the Big Breakout EA. Unfortunately, at the moment I do not make custom modifications.

  17. zainal sohot says:

    Hi yannick,
    I”m interested with your BigBreakout EA the only thing that can i request a modification when i going to purchase it such as fix pending orders that means no deletion of pending orders.

    Thanks.

    1. Yannick says:

      Please send me a mail to discuss what exactly yo need.

  18. Tradingninja says:

    Can you guys post Backtest of this EA? :)?

    1. Yannick says:

      Since the Big Breakout EA is still in development I haven’t made much backtests. But here you’ll find some tests I made 2 months ago.

  19. panny philippou says:

    HI,

    please help with the fractal breakout issue, I cant save a set file, change timeframe, even attach it to a chart in some cases the whole thing crashes. ive tried on several machines including my beeks fx gold vps.

    thanks

    1. Yannick says:

      This issue should be solved in the beta version 6. Please download the Big Breakout EA again.

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