My needs are very simple, since I trade mostly naked charts.
I put some efforts to buy some paid indicators at the MQL5 store to cover needs that should have been at disposal from factory : simple candle timer, candle on higher timeframe which is the most luxury I’ll go for.
I got delighted to find out that the third party coders are often very capable by the way. Now I’ll have to live with overall platform freezes from time to time (protected codes I cannot open to address an eventual fix)
Hurray to the joys of relying on a tool kit !
Just like not everyone should deserve the pass to title themselves a trader, the same goes true for programmers making a living of it. That’s why I prefer the consistancy of full in-house platforms going a long way deep into incorporated functions.
Anyway, within SierraCharts, I am used that parent&contingent + OCO manual orders are linked on the chart by association lines so I can figure out at a glance where the order groups connect and which ones belong to each other. This is a ground feature.
On MetaTrader, not. Worse, I am left to regret very basic needs that go uncovered. One of them is that I cannot even set a different color to distinguish TP from SL orders. This sounds silly but it becomes quickly a confusing mess impossible to manage without wasting enormous amounts of time and energy for an active discretionnary trader. My decisions keep at a pace every 5 minutes on numerous charts. I can’t struggle against the platform in between.
Please if you got an EA that is capable to hook order detections and recolor the lines on chart (keep same style), I’ll be glad to take it. I don’t feel like diving into mql5 code to achieve that goal only. Thanks (haven’t found a script from browsing online)
If you got an EA that could draw on chart “association lines” between entry/TP/SL (or just TP/SL), and manage to shift slightly (auto-placement) between grouped association lines so that they don’t overlap so that I could distinguish order groups clearly, I would be willing to pay for it eventually.