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Open Feature request MC-1176

Make DOM unique instance to each workspace

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Description

Currently, DOM is not a unique
instance to each workspace. In other words, if one sets up stops, profit target,
etc for instrument A in a workspace designated to instrument A, the order and
strategy settings have to be changed if one decides to switch to a workspace
designated to instrument B and trade instrument B. Later if one decides
to switch back to trade instrument A, the order and strategy setting have to be
changed again to trade instrument A. 
 
I would like to request making
the DOM unique instance to each workspace. This includes price displayed in
DOM, order and strategy settings.

Steps to reproduce this issue

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user-offline.png  Daenerys (Guest)
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:35

The option Henry suggested for not averaging entry and
strategy prices does NOT work. In other words, selecting 'calculated based on
order execution prices' under [File -> Preferences -> Trading -> Exit
Strategies Average Open Position Price] does not make any difference. It is
just another option for how prices are averaged.

The attached video clip, for Crude Oil June delivery,
demonstrates this BUG. Not only Multicharts averages entry prices placed at 2
different price levels, but also:

1) Shifts all associated exit strategies including Stop
Loss, Trailing Stop, and Profit Target for contract #1 from their original
locations based the newly calculated average price.

2) Upon hitting the first Profit Target, it closes both
contract #1 and contract #2 and all associated exit strategies for contract #1
(i.e. Stop Loss, Trailing Stop, and Profit Target for contact #1) BUT leaves
all exit strategies for contact #2 in place (i.e. Stop Loss, Trailing Stop, and
Profit Target for contact #2). Note that contract #2 itself was closed before
its profit target was met (i.e. contact #2 was closed prematurely)

3) Here is another serious issue. Now exit strategies
associated with contract #2, become new working orders for entry. As you can
see in the video clip, the original Profit Target for contract #2, a price
level where contract #2 was intended to be closed at, became an entry order,
upon whose execution, Multicharts closes the original Stop Loss and Trailing
Stop for contact #2 leaving the new entry exposed to market volatility. This
should have NEVER happened.  Multicharts
should have managed the 2 contracts separately and independently exactly as how
the trades were entered without any manipulation. For a trader, price levels
for entry and exit are selected for a reason and what Multicharts does
completely defeats a trader's strategy. As I stated in my original post and bug
report, this is a bug, which makes MULTICHARTS UNUSABLE FOR TRADING MULTIPLE
CONTRACTS AT DIFFERENT PRICE LEVELS.

I don't have an option to attach the video clip to this bug report but it can be found at http://www.multicharts.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16022

BTW, I use MultiCharts64 Version 8.5 Release (Build 6851).

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