Portfolio Trader / discrepancy in P/L value  [SOLVED]

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Portfolio Trader / discrepancy in P/L value

Postby LMC1 » 25 May 2018

Attached is a screen shot. Discrepancy exists between the P/L values shown in "Portfolio Real-time Auto Trading" and "Order and Position Tracker" tabs.
It is a Short position of 42 shares @1799.5 for EXPN. At the price of 1868, the position should have paper loss at 42 x (1868 - 1799.5) = 2877. So I suppose the value shown in "Portfolio Real-time Auto Trading" tab is correct.
However, the simulated account in IB shows an "Unrealized P & L" of 27.83, same as the one shown in "Order and Position Tracker".
Can anyone help understand these ? Thanks.
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Re: Portfolio Trader / discrepancy in P/L value  [SOLVED]

Postby Anna MultiCharts » 25 May 2018

Hello, LMC1!

The Open P/L in the "Portfolio Real-time Auto Trading" tab is the strategy Open P/L for the symbol.
The Open P/L in the Order and Position Tracker can be calculated by MultiCharts or can be supplied by the broker depending on your Interactive Brokers broker profile settings (Unrealized Profit Calculation mode section). If it is set to “Get from IB TWS/Gateway” then the Open P/Ls you’re comparing are most likely to be different. If this is what’s selected for the IB broker profile please try changing this setting to other options and see if the Open P/Ls are similar in this case or not.

Also I’d suggest making sure that the Big Point Value in the symbol settings is correct (in QuoteManager find the symbol in the list and right-click on it -> Settings tab).

If the BPV is correct and changing the setting in the broker profile don’t help, please send us your Logs (from the main MultiCharts window go Help -> Feedback). When you do that please check the following boxes: “Attach a screenshot”, “Attach Log files…”, “Attach minidump…”, “Snapshot of the current MultiCharts setup”, “Data for active instruments…” and “Upload collected data to Help Desk”. In the commentary section please describe the issue or refer to this forum post.

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Re: Portfolio Trader / discrepancy in P/L value

Postby LMC1 » 05 Jun 2018

Understood, thanks.


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