Thank you for the question, Panda Forex.
I have tried using Robot EA’s but not with success. I had an acquaintance though, who used them with great success.
He lived on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, and when I lived there, he invited me to watch it working. He had a problem with the Australian Taxation Office though, because he had not declared his profits, while his broker did declare them. I saw his trading accounts (he had four) and he had over AUD$160,000 total in those at that time.
He refused to tell me the name of the robot, or even point me in the right direction to buy a good one.
Eventually before he died, he did tell me to try the “Grid Me Up” robot on the GBPUSD (I paid about AUD$40 for it) which was where he started from. It was profitable, but not worth the effort to supervise it. I could not “tune it up” to make more that $4 a week. He knew that it was not going to really be what I was looking for.
When I visited him, his health was failing badly, because (as he told me) he “liked the products of grapes too much” and his heart was failing. But even being so poor in his health, he still was not willing to share his secret.
During the time I visited (around 90 minutes) his robots made around $45, and he ran them 24 hours every day.
I do not know the reason for his secrecy - even being as close to death as he was - but I accept some people are like that. Most people on these forums have a propensity to teach and share with others, and this forum is a great example of that.
I do know that acquiring a “good” robot does not always depend on how much money has to be paid to get it.
The MT4 - MT5 website has heaps for sale - some as much a USD$10,000. But after my own experience in owning a robot, I am not willing to pay money just in the hope the seller is being honest.
Maybe one day I might stumble upon someone willing to share a good product, but am no longer living with that hope. I have looked on forums and spoken to many traders, but it seems it’s a “Black Hole” of secrecy.
As for my own trading - today I am still demo trading, and still using technical analysis on the higher time frames. But it’s still not particularly encouraging. I made a few $$ from trading Gold live about 6 weeks ago, but since then have given back those profits, and for some reason the strategy I was using has ceased producing profits.
Currently (from today that is) I have been researching basket trading, and am looking to find a good link to any site where people are doing ok with that. Am using Daily charts manually, with 3 MA’s and stochastics for trend / momentum / opportune entry. So far so good.
Sorry to take the thread so far off course - perhaps there is a better place to talk about these things.