Saturday, January 16, 2010

VOM update

Well, it turned out to be a bit ambitious to put the VOM V0.2 out there for people to have a look at.  I've had hassles with MT5 build 238, which continually crashed (blew up, atomic bomb style - aka U238?).  That's now fixed I think with build 239.  Also I'm having to look very closely at resource locking, because multiple VOMs are becoming tangled when ticks arrive rapidly.  I could have sworn that I tested all of that before, and maybe I did and the new builds are behaving differently. 

Instead of trying to do something with real EA strategies, I've written a really simple EA that I call "Random_loser" to test the locking process.  5% of the time it buys; 5% it sells, and the rest it does nothing!  Interesting to watch two of them trading together.

Anyhow, with the market closed and no strategy tester yet, I'll be waiting until next week to take another look, which is probably a good thing.


  1. Hi Paul,

    I am the webmaster of the french website :

    I would like first to thank you for the the high quality of your work which I think should be known by the french community too.

    Indeed a lot of french can not read english and consequently I translate interesting english articles for them. Of course at the beginning I underline that I am not the author and I make links to the original post and home page. French being able to read english go directly to the VO article and the others have also access to this information and your name.

    If you are interested, I would be happy to translate some of your posts. Let me know what you thing of it.

    Kind regards,


  2. Hi Nicolas, I'm happy for you to translate anything in my blog and present it on your site - thankyou for the courtesy of asking me. My high-school french is very rusty, but with the assistance of google translate I have looked with interest at your site. Keep up the good work.

  3. Thank you. Iy you want me to specificate something particular on you do not hesitate to tell me.

    By the way, I am sure your VOM project will have a great success soon. I will be happy to present it on my website.