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Big Breakout EA

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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.
ZigZag Breakout Expert Advisor
123 Breakout Expert Advisor
Fractals Breakout Expert Advisor
1234 Breakout Expert Advisor
Candle Breakout Expert Advisor

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 this Expert Advisor

  • You can install this Metatrader Expert Advisor on limitless demo and live accounts.
  • Note that this Expert Advisor does not draw any indicator on the chart.
  • You do not understand all the functions? Take a look at our function glossary.
  • 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 v1.01
  • 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

82 thoughts on “Big Breakout EA

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


    1. Yannick says:

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

  3. zainal sohot says:

    What to do.high frequency big break out EA to many cancellation of orders can it be fix without cancellation of orders.


    1. Yannick says:

      I’m sorry I do not understand your question.

    2. zainal sohot says:

      i apply your big break out EA on 5digits and 4digits GBY and also other currency sometimes it open orders and cancel open and cancel the orders repeating. .Is that how your EA works.?


      1. Yannick says:

        The EA does open and delete pending orders. If you use a small timeframe, it is possible that it opens and closes orders several times one after another.

  4. chibitrading says:

    Is it possible to set the Atr trail step base on Atr, not the point?

    1. Yannick says:

      Yes, that’s what it does. The step only defines the minimum distance to move the trail from the last trail price. You can set it to 0 if you want.

  5. Raeed says:

    hello dear kindly tell me how many currency pairs apply on this ea

    1. Yannick says:

      You can use it on as many currency pairs as you want.

  6. nate says:

    hello, i was wondering, if i purchase this, is it limited to 1 account? or can i use it on multiple accounts? and also, does the license eventually expire?

    1. Yannick says:

      You can use the EA on multiple accounts. At the moment you will receive a lifetime license (free updates). Although I reserve the right to add an annual fee for updates in the future.

  7. Eric says:

    Will you be making a MT5 version too for trading futures?

    1. Yannick says:

      I will have to make a MT5 version, but not sure if it will come this year.

  8. jalal saradar says:

    hi .. im satisfied with ur products so far on my demo account , im new trader and i wonder if this EA work on both micro and standard accounts ? and what about ur others EA as well does they work on Micro acount ? cause as i understand that there is some EAs only work on standard account and specific leverage .. ty

    1. Yannick says:

      My EAs are designed to work on all accounts.

  9. kassim says:

    why is it written cheating hun

    1. Yannick says:

      Sorry for that. Please try it again or contact the support.

  10. Marty Thunder P says:

    and I want to buy your robot breakout<

    Can you help me to configure your robot to the best.

    I'm ready to pay if needed

    Thank you , please I want a good working robot

    1. Yannick says:

      Unfortunately I do not provide any settings. Please use the forum to share settings with others.

  11. jerry says:

    Does this EA only work for Chf pairs…I noticed that your price shows price for CHF…?

    1. Yannick says:

      No, this is only the store currency I use, since quivofx opperates from Switzerland. You can use all EAs on all Symbols you want.

  12. Kathy Mehrabian says:

    Hello, on candle break out. which function is One Cancle Other (OCO)

    if it doesn’t have it are u planing to add it this function in near future.?


    1. Yannick says:

      This is not included yet. Yes, I plan to include it.

  13. Luke says:

    Hi ,
    ZigZag , 123 and 1234 breakout strategys does not work.(no sell and buy)
    Candle and fractals It works good.

    1. Yannick says:

      Please open a new topic in the forum or contact the support directly to solve this issue. Please provide your settings and screenshots.

  14. sashaberg says:

    Hi. This EA has specific optimization rules/conditions?

    1. Yannick says:

      What exactly do you mean by that?

      1. sashaberg says:

        GBPJPY Daily, After optimization does not show any results. I thought maybe do something wrong in settings.

        1. Yannick says:

          Have you used my tutorial? Have you checked the Spread Filter? If yes, please open a new topic and provide your settings.

  15. liaw says:

    what timeframe suitable for this EA?

    1. Yannick says:

      You can use it on any timeframe, but I recommend higher timeframes like H1 and higher.

  16. takeshi miyaji says:

    Can this ea stand against drastic up and down of price on mt4 at the times of news? Please let me know if it can automatically straddle.

    1. Yannick says:

      The EA has a timefilter, but it has no news filter included.

  17. pierre says:

    there is true or false setting for each stategy for big breakout EA

    1. Yannick says:

      No, you can choose the strategy from a drop-down list. Download the demo version to see how it works.

  18. Ken says:


    I have been a renko chart trader for a bit and your EA works great on it!! Even in demo. However, What I think would make this EA even better is an input field that sets the ‘over/under’ in pips where to set the pendings. An example would be on GJ and the EA sets a pending BUY at the TOP of a ZigZag anchor point 158.50 for example, I would like to be able to have an input to set the pendings +/- in pips based on the anchor point. Example would be I want the pending to be set 10 pips lower (it is possible that the anchor is a strong level of resistance/support)….it would see the anchor point, then subtract 10 pips and set the pending there and the same for a SELL pending.

    Can this be done? Do you understand what I mean by this?



    1. Yannick says:

      This function is already built-in. Its the “Breakout Padding” parameter.

      1. Ken says:

        Thank you for the reply, but to be certain….can the ‘break out padding’ add AND subtract pips to the pendings? Example if I wanted to ADD 10 pips from the default anchor it will do that automatically, Conversely, can it also subtract 10 pips if I wanted as well?

        1. Yannick says:

          Yes, just enter a negative number to subtract some pips. See also this post.

  19. Steve says:


    Nice work. But you need to develop more aggressiv EA’s. Like arbitrage, scalping etc.

    1. Yannick says:

      Thanks. I will do a scalping EA.

  20. Erminio says:

    Dear Yannick,
    do you think you could automatically program in your ea the stop loss so that it is, from time to time, set on the basis of a calculation on the ATR value multiplied for two ?
    It would be interesting if the trailing stop would automatically be set taking into account the new value assumed by ATR at the new going candle.
    It would be possible to program big breakout, and in general the other ea, with this approach to the stop loss and the trailing stop?

    1. Yannick says:

      This EA does already have an ATR Trail function.

  21. gotiko says:

    Hi, you can use it on Renko charts?

    1. Yannick says:

      Some of my users use it on a renko chart. But since there are many different renko charts, I do not know on which it will work and can therefore not give any support for it. Please try the free version first to see if it will work on your chart. If you need more help with renko chart ask the other users in the forum.

  22. greatness says:

    A friend of a friend has optimized this EA and got great results over 5 year testing period. Max 20% DD and 100% gain or so a year.

    But I don’t use it myself as I’m too busy with other things. But sure, great results can be achieved with this EA, you just ned some good optimization skills.

  23. Patrick says:

    Do you need the indicators installed for the EA to work?


    1. Yannick says:

      Just the Fractals and ZigZag indicator. They should already be installed in MT4.

  24. Matt says:

    Love the EA. Just bought it and have been testing for a couple days. Runs great. Not sure if you’re accepting ideas of things to add to it or not, but one feature I employ as part of my money management is to set a Daily Profit target, so once it is reached, the EA will stop trading until the next day (or time set by the time filter). One rule I like to trade by is to not get carried away. Make your profit (or loss target for the day) and then call it quits until tomorrow. Just an idea. Thanks a lot and great work!

    1. Yannick says:

      This is already possible. It’s the delete/close on timer function. As soon as the TimeToTrade ends, the EA will delete and/or close all orders. But there is no daily profit target.

      1. Matt says:

        Correct, it is not quite the same thing. But still a very good EA. Thanks a lot!

  25. Patrick says:

    Hi Yannick, Today i bought your ea and i was running some test to see what does what! When to trail (if i understand it correct) should start trailing if i set 50 then i think it should start trailing there but it takes profit instead at 50? Am i wrong or is it a bug

    1. Yannick says:

      Yes, if the WhenToTrail is set to 50, the EA trails the trade as soon as your position is +50pips. You have to set a value in the TrailingStop variable. If TrailingStop is zero, the EA will not trail the position. Try to set TrailingStop to 20 and test it again. If it still does not work, please contact me here.

      1. Tobias Bolle says:

        What is the meaning of TrailingStop? The other trailing-settings I understand. thanks

        1. Yannick says:

          You’ll find everything you need here: https://quivofx.com/school/functions/

  26. Peter says:

    Great! Thank you.

  27. Eddie says:

    Is this Expert Advisor for bitcoin?

    1. Yannick says:

      This EA is not specially programmed for bitcoin, but you can use in for bitcoin as well.

  28. Jack says:

    I am interested in only candle break-outs. Do you plan to release only candle-break out EA?

    1. Yannick says:

      No, unfortunately not. The candle breakout strategy is only available in the Big Breakout EA.

  29. tom says:

    Why don’t you forward test all your ea’s and post live results from myfxbook?

    1. Yannick says:

      Because they are not optimized by default. No one could take advantage of it because it would only show a graph (profitable or not). The important thing is, that the EA works stable and that traders can set the EA based on their needs. That is my goal.

      1. domenico says:

        but .. it’s not as simple to set up and make it profitable!

        “ma.. non è così semplice impostare e rendere profittevole l’EA!”

        1. greatness says:


          If you want to succeed in trading, you need good education first.
          I got trading tools which can triple your account in 60 minutes while risking almost 4% of your account or grid trading tools which grow the account 10000 % in 2 months. And guess what, 95% of the people using those tools lose money because they lack the education of knowing when to use those tools and how to apply them.

          The EA’s here can make great money if you know how and when to apply them. Some of the tools/EA’s can even be used for continuous trading with great results. Still, some education is recommended. If you know which indicator performs good/bad during a ranging/trending market, this can give you a headstart.

          Of course we would want ALL of the EA’s to be profitable out of the box. And Yannick is doing a great job improving his EA’s.

          By the way, let me give you a small hint. While I’m not an owner of the Big BREAKOUT EA, I know it makes 200-300% per year on some people their account. That is what they expect at the end of the year 😀
          But those people got some skills.

          I could write a lot, but I hope I got my point across.

          Good Luck!

          1. Erminio says:

            how and where can I find good sources of education in Italian in order to understand when to use the ea and how apply them, dear Greatness?

        2. Sally says:

          I know i am not Yannick but i have been trading for five years and I know that it is not possible to make money in the markets long term without putting the work in (believe me I have tried!!). The EAs here are great but you have to work out how to optimise them for your style of trading, your personality, the time frames that work for you etc. etc. As far as I understand it, it is not possible to have settings that work for everyone. I hope this helps. Sally

      2. Erminio says:

        ok, Yannick. dove trovo una buona guida in italiano per capire come ottimizzare l’usodel big breack-out e come e quando utilizzarlo?

        1. Yannick says:

          Unfortunately I don’t know any documentations in Italien.

  30. jarek says:

    Y, it seems i have to use this EA – it looks very promising.

  31. jarek says:

    Hi Y,

    when do you expect to finish beta version

    1. Yannick says:

      I hope within the next 2 months. I depend on what feature I will include.

      1. jarek says:

        Pls consider

        AO – using AO as a filter to fractal. AO comes from Chaos trading it is an additional confirmation of fractal “relevance”. When you use also MA filter you have a mini-chaos strategy. Apart from that, AO is also used as a representation of Elliot waves (however probably with experience). This way AO combines fractal breaking + elliot waves. I mean what else do I need ? I need a wave breaking important fractal 🙂

        ZigZag filter – please inform how exactly zigzag FILTER works. I am not sure it iss obvious

        1. Yannick says:

          I have never heard about the chaos strategy. 😐

          It’s a ZigZag indicator based on a daily chart. The EA only opens long trades if the ZigZag is in an uptrend. Vice versa.

          1. Jan Ceulemans says:

            Chaos Trading refers to the strategy of Bill williams which includes the use of the AO (Awesome Oscillator), fractals and some more indiccators which not all are required. I should look again what the origin is of the phrase “chaos trading” but it is an entire strategy.

          2. Yannick says:

            I have found some information about it. The strategy looks nice. Since it is a complete trading strategy I will make a new EA based on this strategy 🙂
            I will make it after the Big Breakout EA is completed.

  32. 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.

  33. panny philippou says:


    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.


    1. Yannick says:

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

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