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Open Feature request MC-2502

Paper trader triggers stops incorrectly

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In both MC12 and 11 (the only version I've checked), papertrader will trigger a buy stop when the quoted ask = buy trigger price.

If you test it, you'll quickly see so. When trading live.... that event alone ("quoted ask = buy trigger price.") does not trigger a resting stop. Someone has to trade at the price or worse to trigger the stop.

Currently stops can be triggered with price ever trading at the stops trigger price.

Please change this as it seems very unnecessary to introduce such inaccuracy into testing.


Steps to reproduce this issue

Place a resting stop in paper trader. You will see that stop is triggered before the trigger price trades.

Comments (2)
user-offline.png  Will (wilkinsw)
Jan 09, 2019 - 17:31

At the very least, there needs to be a setting within preferences so that the user can define how MC should handle the triggering of stops (in paper trader, and all other MC handled stop triggers).

Futures; stops are triggered by last traded.

FX: I believe some brokers will trigger a stop on bid/ask and/or allow the user to choose.

The latter is very retail though. Would be great if MC made the platform more professional and add the option in preferences.

user-offline.png  Jonathan (Jonathan)
Oct 05, 2020 - 20:04

This issue should be fixed, the stop emulation with futures contracts is not accurate. It allows stops to be triggered when no actual trading has taken place. this affects other parts of strategy and manual trading performance and renders statistics such as shown in Trade Summary to be meaningless.

Thanks for your renewed attention in this matter.

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