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Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.13 17:45 
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  • 48%
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Total voters: 146
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.13 17:47  

I have tried numerous times to implement trailing stops into my EA but it does not help maximize any profit to any of my system.

So here we are to discuss those who had trailing stop and works for you. Please kindly share what is your concept of trailing stops.

Thanks 

Mirza Baig
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Mirza Baig 2013.05.13 19:54  

Hi Doshur !

Nice poll. Yes, same has happened with me. Since prices move in waves, even in huge trends, prices pull back, and here, we can't maximise profits from a trade. A 1200-GBPJPY trend and then a 600-pip pull back destroyed my trade because I was using TS.

Thanks 

Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.14 04:53  

I thought that it was only me who has this problem... So theory was not that practical instead.

Maybe those who had some success with trailing stops can share their concept. 

Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare 2013.05.15 08:07  
From my experiments trailing stop reduced profits. It think the situation where trailing stop would be helpful is very rare if you optimise your system well. An equal stops system is more viable in different market conditions than trailing stop. Thats my opinion.
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.16 16:53  
tonny:
From my experiments trailing stop reduced profits. It think the situation where trailing stop would be helpful is very rare if you optimise your system well. An equal stops system is more viable in different market conditions than trailing stop. Thats my opinion.
you mean break even?
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.17 16:32  

Only 9 voted that trailing stop helps to optimize.

Can the 9 share how trailing stops are used? 

Mirza Baig
2360
Mirza Baig 2013.05.17 16:49  
I experienced losses as said above using TS, but when the trades in profit, profit locking is much better than TS.
Muh Asad Malik
25
Muh Asad Malik 2013.05.18 04:36  
i myself use ts by divided destination pips (tp) into 3 division. example, if the tp 45 pips, then my ts is 15 pips. not much but safe.
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew 2013.05.18 04:46  
aca:
i myself use ts by divided destination pips (tp) into 3 division. example, if the tp 45 pips, then my ts is 15 pips. not much but safe.
does it maximize your profit compare to hard TP?
Laurentiu Octavian Niculescu
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Laurentiu Octavian Niculescu 2013.05.18 17:26  

Hi Doshur,

My opinion is that Trailing Stop purpose is to avoid losing accumulated profits when some unpredictable events occur,

overall it can be usefull if the stops are placed at calculated points, I personally used the parabolic sar points to trail the stop loss.

 KR.

Parabolic SAR
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