Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strategy

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Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strategy

Postby gpw797 » 26 Jul 2011

how come this isn't working?

vars: counter ( 0 );

If marketposition = 0 and marketposition[1] <> 0 and netprofit < netprofit[1] then begin
counter = counter + 1;
end;


counter isn't counting but netprofit is changing

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby TJ » 26 Jul 2011

gpw797 wrote:how come this isn't working?

vars: counter ( 0 );

If marketposition = 0 and marketposition[1] <> 0 and netprofit < netprofit[1] then begin
counter = counter + 1;
end;


counter isn't counting but netprofit is changing


1. please use code tag when posting codes.

2. MarketPosition(PosBack) <-- note bracket type

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby gpw797 » 26 Jul 2011

thanks for helping but that wasn't it...

the netprofit code isn't working.. took it out and it counts fine

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby TJ » 26 Jul 2011

gpw797 wrote:thanks for helping but that wasn't it...

the netprofit code isn't working.. took it out and it counts fine


Can you write out in plain English what you would like the logic to achieve?

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby gpw797 » 26 Jul 2011

If the last trade was a losing trade then add that trade count to a cumulative total of losing trades.

For example today there are 4 losing trades so far i.e. counter = 4

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby TJ » 26 Jul 2011

gpw797 wrote:If the last trade was a losing trade then add that trade count to a cumulative total of losing trades.

For example today there are 4 losing trades so far i.e. counter = 4


There are a few errors.

Let's start with the first one.

What is the difference between these 2 keywords?

marketposition[1]

marketposition(1)

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby gpw797 » 26 Jul 2011

I don't know... ... is there a place I can look that up? I am a rookie at this stuff but trying to learn.

I would think that marketposition[1] is either -1 (short trade) 0 (no trade) or 1 (long trade) one bar ago...

I am not familiar with the use of marketposition(1)

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby TJ » 26 Jul 2011

gpw797 wrote:I don't know... ... is there a place I can look that up? I am a rookie at this stuff but trying to learn.

I would think that marketposition[1] is either -1 (short trade) 0 (no trade) or 1 (long trade) one bar ago...

I am not familiar with the use of marketposition(1)


see the first 2 posts
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6929

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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby gpw797 » 26 Jul 2011

got it.. thanks...

needed to assign a variable to netprofit to reference it historically
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Re: Help requested trying to track losing trades in a strate

Postby TJ » 26 Jul 2011

gpw797 wrote:I don't know... ... is there a place I can look that up? ...

Press [F1]

most of the answers are there.


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