When you turn on Bar Magnifier it presents a replay of the way a bar was formed. Tick-by-tick replay is the most precise.
Bar Magnifier is helpful when both the profit target and stop loss occurred on the same bar. In this situation, it is unclear whether the profit target or the stop loss occurred first. With Bar Magnifier, MultiCharts is able to see how the bar was formed to determine whether the profit target or the stop loss occurred first.
That is why your strategy performs different results. But the result with Bar Magnifier on is closer to real-time calculation. Without Bar Magnifier you get more optimistic results and with Bar Magnifier turned on you get more realistic results.
Bar Magnifier doesn’t make intra-bar generation of orders. It just showing you the real moving of the price because without Bar Magnifier you have only OHLC values.
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