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Latency Arbitrage EA 4.3

Metatrader Expert Advisor (MT4/MT5)

  • Overview

    Everyone knows that the best way to make money in the markets is by knowing the future.
    Have you ever wished to know the future price of something in advance?
    Even if it were just a few days, hours, or minutes ahead?
    What if it were possible to know it but with less than a second of advance notice?

    That's precisely what the PZ Latency Arbitrage EA robot does.

    PZ Latency Arbitrage EA is your personal time machine: but it can only travel into the past by less than a second.

    The robot is like Biff Tannen in the movie Back to the Future.

    It connects to multiple brokers simultaneously and listens.

    It listens carefully and pays close attention to prices and server times.

    And occasionally, every now and then, it's able to know the future with less than a second's notice.

    Sometimes a broker's server slows down for whatever reason. It lags behind in time.

    And then, and only then, the robot trades knowing the future price with less than a second's notice.

    The trades last less than a second, and brokers despise this strategy.

    In the blink of an eye, the broker's money will land in your account.

    Time and time again.

    Latency Arbitrage is a trading strategy that takes advantage of the lag in price quotes between multiple brokers. This lag, or latency, can be caused by various factors such as network issues, liquidity providers, and more. By acting quickly on these differences, traders can make instant profits by trading against a broker with a slower price feed.

    The PZ Latency Arbitrage EA makes it easier than ever to capitalize on these opportunities by connecting to multiple brokers simultaneously and trading against the one with lagging prices, knowing future price quotes fractions of a second in advance. This self-hosted and easy-to-use trading robot requires no installers, config files, or admin permissions, making it very easy to use.

    With the ability to trade unlimited symbols and instruments, the PZ Latency Arbitrage EA is flexible and adaptable, considering the ping to the broker server, spread, commissions, stoplevel, and freezelevel. Trades will only be executed if the combined impact of spreads and commissions make the trade feasible, but you can increase your trading frequency by connecting multiple brokers to your VPS.

    Getting started with PZ Latency Arbitrage EA is simple. Simply load the EA on EURUSD in multiple brokers and choose the corresponding terminal in the inputs. Repeat this process in as many symbols as desired, and let the EA do the rest.

    Key Features

    • 100% self hosted
    • It is very easy to use
    • No installer, config files or admin permissions needed
    • Trade against up to 8 brokers simultaneously
    • Trade unlimited symbols or instruments

    Each instance of the EA acts as price feed and trading terminal at the same time. In consequence, there is no need to find fast and slow brokers or to perform complicated measurements, unless you explicitly want to do so. The EA will trade against the broker suffering pricing inneficiencies and stay idle if not. Other features are:

    Other Features

    • Adapts and considers the ping to the broker server
    • Adapts to spread, commissions, stoplevel and freezelevel
    • Trades can be closed on time expiration
    • Supports unconventional symbol names
    • It can place SL and TP orders for safety
    • Flexible risk management
    • NFA-FIFO Compliant

    Originally developed in 2014 and released in 2015, the Latency Arbitrage EA has been recoded to use named files instead of memory channels, and can connect up to 8 Metatrader Terminals with dual behavior: it can read the price feed from eight brokers and trade against them all if the opportunity arises. It should be executed on a VPS in many Metatader terminals simultaneously, and in as many symbols as the trader wishes to trade.

    Technical details

    • The price feed of each broker is adjusted to the broker server ping
    • The EA won't trade if the network ping or spread and commissions make the trade unfeasible
    • The EA trades with a specified slippage of one pip and requotes are to be expected
    • The trading logic as been coded to avoid retries and delays
    • The EA won't trade if any trading restriction is in place

    Trading frequency will fluctuate depending on the network latency, spreads and commissions. It can go from many trades a day to no trades at all, if the EA considers the trading conditions not desirable. Increase the trading frequency by connecting many different brokers in a VPS.

    How to get started

    1. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker A. Choose "Terminal 1" in inputs.
    2. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker B. Choose "Terminal 2" in inputs.
    3. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker C. Choose "Terminal 3" in inputs (optional)
    4. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker D. Choose "Terminal 4" in inputs (optional)
    5. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker E. Choose "Terminal 5" in inputs (optional)
    6. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker F. Choose "Terminal 6" in inputs (optional)
    7. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker G. Choose "Terminal 7" in inputs (optional)
    8. Load the EA on EURUSD in Broker H. Choose "Terminal 8" in inputs (optional)

    That's it! There is no need to categorize brokers as fast or slow, the EA itself will do that. Repeat the process outlined above in as many symbols as desired. Add terminals and symbols incrementally to make sure you are not losing performance by overloading your computer or VPS.

    Trading Guidelines

    • Suitable instruments: Liquid and major pairs like EURUSD, USDJPY, GBPUSD, USDCHF, USDCAD, etc.
    • Suitable timeframes: Timeframe is irrelevant for this robot because it uses tick data only.
  • Input parameters

    When loading the expert to any chart, you will be presented with a set of options as input parameters. Don't despair if you think they are too many, because parameters are grouped into self-explanatory blocks.

    Assign a different terminal number to each broker. From 1 to 8.
    Choose how the instance of the EA behaves.
    - Quote and Trade: Provides price feed for other terminals and can trade as well
    - Quote Only: Only provides price feed for other terminals. (Fast Broker)
    - Trade Only: Only can trade and does not provide a price feed. (Slow Broker)
    Manual Symbol
    Type the symbol name if the chart has an unconventional name.
    Choose the trade expiration time for the trade.
    Stop Loss
    Enter the precautionary stop-loss for all trades. Default is disabled.
    Take Profit
    Enter the precautionary take-profit for all trades. Default is disabled.
    Trade Triggerl
    Amount of pips to capture on each trade. A higher value will produce less trades.
    Money Management
    Choose if the EA must auto-calculate lotsizes or use a fixed lotsize.
    Risk per Trade
    Percentage of the free margin to be risked on each trade if "auto-calculated" is chosen above.
    Fixed Lotsizel
    Trade size for all trades if "fixed lotsize" is chosen in the above parameter.
    Label Color
    This is the color of the informative text labels in the chart.
    Manual Pip Value
    Use this parameter to override the pip value for this chart, if needed.
    Custom Comment
    Enter your custom comment for trades, if desired.
    Maximum slippage for the trades. Default is 10 points (one pip).
  • ? FAQ
    How do I know if a broker is fast or slow?
    You don't need to categorize the brokers into fast or slow. Load the EA in many brokers, up to eight, and the EA will trade against those that offer price discrepancies and sit idle in those that do not. However, down the line, you can speed up the execution of the EA instances by selecting fast and slow brokers manually.
    Can I really trade unlimited symbols?
    In theory, yes. Metatrader will adjust the execution interval of the EA according to the amount of terminals opened, instances loaded, cpu, memory resources and hard disk r/w rates. This means that as you load the EA in more terminals and symbols, the exchange of information between terminals will slow down. At the end of the day, the amount of terminals and symbols you can trade depends on your computer and network capability. Make sure to expand the number of symbols incrementally.
    What execution type is desirable to trade this EA?
    Brokers offer three different types of order execution: instant execution, market execution and exchange execution. The best ones to trade against are the ones offering "instant execution", because they will take the slippage parameter into account and raise a requote when a trade can't be placed without slippage.
    The EA takes constant, small losses!
    In that case, you need to stop trading against that particular broker. However, if the latency to the broker server is small, you might need to keep it as price feed only, by selecting "Fast Broker" as Behavior in the inputs of the EA.
    What does a license include?
    One license allows usage from three computers or VPS.
    Which broker should I trade with?
    The EA can operate in up to 8 brokers simultaneously, so test many of them in them in sets of eight. Keep the ones offering the smallest latency to the broker server, which is displayed in the top right corner of the chart.
    What account balance should I start with?
    A very small account balance is recommended: 100$ to 500$ is enough.
    Is arbitrage allowed in all brokers?
    No, it is not. Read the terms and conditions of your broker before trading.
    Can I backtest this Expert Advisor?
    No, you can't, because the EA operates using the price feed from many brokers.
    Do I need a VPS?
    It is advisable to use a VPS to decrease the latency to the broker server.
    How many accounts can I trade with one license?
    Unlimited accounts. A license allows usage from three computers or VPS.


Latency Arbitrage EA EA for Metatrader
Latency Arbitrage EA EA for Metatrader
Latency Arbitrage EA EA for Metatrader



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