Pirate One EA 1.6V - highly profitable night scalper

Published: 18.01.2021
Reading time: 30 minutes

Pirate One EA 1.6V is called a profitable "night scalper", as it opens trades after the end of the US session (this is 22:00 GMT), when the market has the lowest volatility. The EA does not use dangerous money management methods such as martingale, position averaging, grid, etc. It withstands 21 years of testing with confidence. It is possible to use virtual or fixed Take Profit. Read more about the advisor settings below.

Сharacteristics of the Pirate One EA 1.6V

  • Platform: Metatrader4
  • EA version: 1.6
  • Currency pairs: Any, recommended EURCHF, EURGBP, GBPUSD, CHFJPY, EURAUD, USDCAD
  • Trading Time: After the end of the US session (trading time can be set in the settings)
  • Timeframe: Any, recommended M15
  • Recommended broker: Roboforex, XM, Forex4you

Trading algorithm

The Expert Advisor monitors price levels for several indicators and, based on this, opens deals during a period of low market volatility - after the end of the US session (the trading time can be changed in the settings). After opening a trade, the robot monitors it until it closes with a profit or, if unlucky, with a small loss:


Testing on Historical Data

The author calls EURCHF, EURGBP, GBPUSD, CHFJPY, EURAUD, USDCAD as the main pairs for profitable EA trading. It was on these pairs that I performed testing in two versions: with dynamic (default settings) and fixed lot (USING = LOT; RISK / LOT = 0.1). The testing period is 2000-2021:

CHFJPY 2000-2021 Auto Lotpirate-ea-CHFJPY-2000-2021-auto-lot

CHFJPY 2000-2021 Fixed Lotpirate-one-ea-CHFJPY-2000-2021-fix-lot

EURAUD 2000-2021 Auto Lotpirate-ea-EURAUD-2000-2021-auto-lot

EURAUD 2000-2021 Fixed Lotpirate-ea-EURAUD-2000-2021-fix-lot

EURCHF 2000-2021 Auto Lotpirate-ea-EURCHF-2000-2021-auto-lot

EURCHF 2000-2021 Fixed LotEURCHF-2000-2021-fix-lot

EURGBP 2000-2021 Auto LotEURGBP-2000-2021-auto-lot

EURGBP 2000-2021 Fixed LotEURGBP-2000-2021-fix-lot

GBPUSD 2000-2021 Auto LotGBPUSD-2000-2021-auto-lot

GBPUSD 2000-2021 Fixed LotGBPUSD-2000-2021-fix-lot

USDCAD 2000-2021 Auto LotUSDCAD-2000-2021-auto-lot

USDCAD 2000-2021 Fixed Lotpirate-one-ea-1-6-v-USDCAD-2000-2021-fix-lot

As you can see, the Expert Advisor confidently passes the 21-year test with the default settings. This is a good result. I am sure that if you perform the optimization for each pair separately, the test results will be much better, although they are already excellent.

A small video with a visualization of testing:


The EA has the following settings


  • USING - Select whether to trade risk or fixed lot
    • RISK - Use risk, % of available funds
    • LOT - Use fixed lot
  • RISK/LOT - risk or fixed lot Size
  • WHAT_TP_TO_USE - the Choice of which to use TakeProfit
    • VIRTUAL - Virtual
    • REAL - Real
  • TAKE_PROFIT - Set profit
  • STOP_LOSS - Set loss
  • MAX_SPREAD_OPEN - Maximum possible (spread) to open positions
  • MAGIC_NUMBER - Magic number of the positions
  • SLIPPAGE - Slippage rates
  • FILTER_SWAP - Filter (swap) *
    • DISABLED - Disabled
    • TRIPLE - Triple
    • FULL - Permanent
  • DEALS_ON_THE_BAR - is to Trade multiple times on the bar
  • TIME_PERIOD_BAR - bar Period
  • USE_A_SOUND - Sound notification
  • START_TRADING - Hour to start trading expert
  • STOP_TRADING - End of expert Advisor trading Hour

* Triple - a with Wednesday to Thursday did not open the position at which the negative (swap).

Permanent - do not open position if it is negative (swap).

Applies only if the trading start time is set before 00: 00

The default start time settings (00:00) should start at 22.00 for winter and 21.00 for summer Greenwich mean time.

Broker server time must coincide with the beginning of the trade when it appears: Trading is permitted! The broker's server time can be seen in the Navigator of your MT4:


So for the broker Roboforex, the time zone offset relative to Greenwich is +2 hours, that is, GMT +2. Use this page to find your GMT time.

If trading starts earlier (00:00) it is desirable to enable FILTER_SWAP to avoid opening positions with negative (swap).

The author does not recommend using the EA simultaneously on several currency pairs for one trading account, especially if these pairs are correlated with each other. It is better to start with one well-tested pair with optimized settings and low risk or fixed lot. If the trading results are positive, then you can gradually add pairs and risk.

You must use a broker with 5-digit quotes and an ECN account with a low spread. I am using RoboForex ECN accounts with zero spread.

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In addition, you should take care of a VPS server in order to avoid unwanted moments in the event of a network interruption and to achieve stable operation of the advisor. Although, I must say that for Pirate One EA V 1.6 this is not so important, because this robot trades only 1 hour a day.

In the archive Pirate_One_EA_V_1_6.rar (230.0 kb):

  • Pirate One 1.6_fix.ex4
  • Pirate v1.20.ex4

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  • Markus
    Published: 19.01.2021 Reply to the message

    Thank you for testing it!

  • Andrey
    Published: 21.01.2021 Reply to the message

    I checked the indicator, from 22.00 to 23:00 GTM spread on all pairs is 80-150 points, so it is impossible to open and close orders on the ones specified in the tests. The indicator is 100% ineffective :-!

  • moses thapelo
    Published: 21.01.2021 Reply to the message

    hi i want ask this pirate indicator is is 100% is for trand or signals

  • Nisse
    Published: 22.01.2021 Reply to the message

    Looks good in strategy tester, to good. When I compere ST results and forwarded test result there is a huge difference. I get $179 loss in ST but in for forwarded test it gave $1790 loss. So yet another bullshit EA curved fitted for backtesting.

  • Eric
    Published: 22.01.2021 Reply to the message

    Hello. I just wanted to say a few things about the EA. I'm trying it on a demo ECN account. The default settings are not optimized if the server time doesn't match. I'm using it from the US and my time zone is EST. I changed the trading time to 6pm to 7pm EST or New York time. My MT4 platform shows 1:00 to 2:00 which is the beginning of the Asia session. I used the settings on 1-21-21 and 1-22-21. Both days the EA opened trades that were winners. The EA is running on the GBPUSD 15minute timeframe. I'm going to continue to run the EA for 30 days. The only issue with the settings is that the MAGIC NUMBER is not available to change and use on other forex pairs at the same time. Hope this helps.

  • ik
    Published: 02.02.2021 Reply to the message

    dont work on Alpari broker?

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