# How to Generate Indices Trading Signals with Indices Trading Systems

## Indices Trading Signals MetaTrader 4 Indices Indicator Strategy

The only method of indices trading is through stock indices trading signals, It is best to learn how to generate these stock indices signals for yourself, this way you do not have to rely on other stock indices traders to generate them for you.

Generating indices trading signals is not easy and requires you to have a lot of stock indices technical analysis knowledge and experience, but the earlier you start practicing how to generate these stock indices signals for yourself the better it is for you.

A good method of how to practice generating indices trading signals with indices trading systems is to open a free practice Indices demo stock indices trading account and test your indices trading signals on this practice account risk free without risking your money, then once you have tested your indices trading strategies and they are profitable on the stock indices trading demo practice account you can the use these indices trading signals on a live stock indices trading account.

The method of how to practice generating these stock indices signals as well as how to back test the indices trading signals on the demo indices trading account using the MT4 platform is discussed below:

## So, How Can a Trader Generate Indices Trade Signals?

The best method of generating indices trading signals is through indices trading systems, You can Learn how to come up with indices trading systems from the lesson how to create Indices Trading Systems on the right navigation menu under the topics **Indices Key Concepts**.

A stock indices trading system is a combination of one or two or more indices technical indicators with written indices trading rules of how these indices indicators will generate these stock indices signals.

Take an example of the simplest indices trading system or indices trading strategy known as moving average crossover indices trading method. A buy stock indices signal or sell stock indices signal is generated when there is a crossover of the two moving averages; either a buy stock indices signal for an upward moving average crossover or a sell stock indices signal for downward trend.

**Stock Indices MetaTrader 4 Signal Indicator - Indices Trading Signals MetaTrader 4 Indices Indicator Strategy Moving Average Crossover Method**

The stock indices trading system example explained and illustrated below shows a indices trading system using the above moving average strategy combined with the RSI and MACD indices indicators to generate buy and sell stock indices trades.

**Example of Generating Stock Indices MetaTrader 4 Free Signals - Stock Indices MetaTrader 4 Signal Indicator - Indices Trading Signals MetaTrader 4 Indices Indicator Strategy**

When it comes to generating buy and sell stock indices trading signals, stock indices traders should use simple indices trading systems to generate these stock indices signals.

**Stock Indices MetaTrader 4 Signal Indicator - Indices Trading Signals MetaTrader 4 Indices Indicator Strategy - Buy and Sell Indices Trading Signals**

## Indices Trading Signals MetaTrader 4 Indices Indicator Strategy

An example of a simple **indices trading system that works**, is one that is a combination of:

- Moving average crossover strategy
- RSI
- MACD

The written indices trading rules are:

**Generating Indices Trading Signals Strategy - Indices Trading System Examples**

**Indices Trade Rules:**

**Buy Indices Trading Signal is Generated when:**

- Both Moving averages going up
- RSI value above 50
- MACD above center line

**Sell Indices Trading Signal is Generated when:**

- Both Moving averages going down
- RSI value below 50
- MACD below center-line

**Generating Buy and Sell Indices Trades - Example of a Indices Trading Strategy**

**Exit Signal**

Exit signal is generated when MA, RSI and MACD stock indices indicator give a signal in the opposite direction.

The indices chart timeframe to use is 1 hour indices chart timeframe or 15 minutes indices chart timeframe depending on what type of indices trader you are.

For a beginner indices trader the above written indices trading rules will give good buy and sell indices trade signals, the only thing that a indices trader needs to do is to have the discipline to follow the written indices trading signals rules the exact way they are, and wait for a buy or sell indices trade transaction to be indicated by your indices trading strategy and **trade after the signals have been generated, not before they are generated.**

## Back Testing

**Generating Indices Trading Signals** with a stock indices trading system is one of the easiest method to trade indices , it is the best way that a indices beginner can attempt to determine the direction of the stock indices trading market indices trend with a good level of accuracy, and with a little back testing on demo practice account so as to gradually increase the level of accuracy of this indices trading signals strategy

The best way to back test a indices trading strategy is by following these two steps:

- Indices Paper Trade
- Stock Indices Demo Trade

**Indices Paper Trading**- This method of testing a indices trading system involves placing your stock indices trading system on the stock indices charts, then take the stock indices chart back to a particular date, 3 months back for example, and then using this stock indices chart history to determine where your indices trading strategy would have given buy, sell and exit stock indices trading signals. Write down these points and the profit per indices trade transaction on a piece of paper and then calculate the total profit after you have recorded a good number of stock indices trades such as 50 paper trades indices trading transactions and determine if your indices trading method is overall profitable, the win ratio, the loss ratio and the **risk:reward**.

This is an ancient method of testing indices trading systems that was used by traditional investors when there was no online stock indices markets or computers for that matter, the indices trader would use something like the A3 or A2 paper, graph format paper and draw the trading charts manually (Imagine plotting the charts on your indices trading platform by hand every day or every hour, would you be ready to do that? I doubt) Those investors were hardworking than most, some were so used that they still continue to paper trade the online stock indices market and draw the indices charts on paper, anyway for our paper method example, just a sample data of 50 indices trade transactions is all we need.

A good indices trading tool to use to back test your stock indices trading system is known as the **MetaTrader 4 Indices Trading Step by Step Tool**. Found on the MT4 charts toolbar of MetaTrader 4 platform, If you want to find the charts toolbar on the MetaTrader 4 platform it is at the top of the MetaTrader 4 platform. If it is not: Click View (next to file, top left corner of MetaTrader 4)>> Toolbar >> Charts. Then click the Customize button >> Select Indices Trading Step by Step >> Click Insert >> Close.

**MetaTrader 4 Indices Trading Platform Chart Tool Bars - How to Trade Indices for Beginners**

**Indices Trading Step by Step Button for Back Testing Indices Trading Systems Explained**

Once you get this MetaTrader 4 indices trading tool you can move your stock indices chart backwards, and use this MetaTrader 4 indices trading tool to move the charts indices trading step by step while at the same time testing when your indices trading system would have generated either a buy or sell indices trade transaction, and where you would have exited the indices trade transaction, then write down the amount of profit/loss per indices trade transaction and out of a sample number of indices trading transactions you would then **calculate the overall profits/losses generated by the indices trading strategy**.

If your indices trading strategy is profitable on the paper then, it's time to demo indices trade and testing if the it is profitable on the real market as it is on paper method. This is the process of testing or back testing a stock indices trading system.

Writing a Indices Trading Journal

Maintain a Indices Trading Journal to keep track of profitable indices trades, and determine why these stock indices trades were profitable. And also keep a log of all losing indices trades, determine why these stock indices trades made a loss and the avoid making these same mistakes the next time you trade using your indices trading strategy.

Tweak your indices trading system until you get a good risk: reward ratio, with the indices trading signals that you generate. Aim for a good risk: reward of 3:1 and a win ratio of above 70% is a good ratio, with good indices trading money management even a indices trading strategy with a win ratio of even 30% i.e. less than half of your indices trading transactions make profit you can still make a profit. You might want to read this topic to know what the table below is all about: Risk : Reward Ratio.

**Risk to Reward Ratio Chart of Indices Trading Money Management Strategy - Indices Trading Strategies Explained**

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A **manual indices trading system** is still the best way to generate indices trading signals compared to automated indices trading systems, a manual indices trading strategy is a better method and is also much simpler to implement.

However, other traders prefer automated indices trading systems and for those then they can check the information on this page MQL5 Indices Expert Advisors and automated indices trading systems.

You can also view our extensive list of ** indices trading strategies topics** that provides you with various methods of buy and sell technical analysis using a number of diverse technical methods, navigate to the Indices Trading Strategies Section.