I don’t trust EAs.
I’ve backtested a few that gave good results, but most have a significant drawdown at some point and there’s no reason for me to risk a big drawdown when I only want to have the EA make me a few dollars a day.
I tried an EA today called “Smart Safe Steady”. Its for scalping, but my trades stayed open for over 2 hours. The expected profit from each trade was between $1 and $2. But it made me a $17 profit instead. I’ll try it again from time to time.
If I could find an EA that made me $500-$1,000 a year and run it on 2 or 3 pairs, I’d be very happy. that would still allow me to do my primary manual trading which has been going well of late.