EA calcultions are always 1 bar behind Indicator values

JGF
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JGF  

Hello everyone;

Over the last few months I have managed to become a little more proficient at programming, thanks mainly to the great tips on this forum and the comments by some of you (thank you!!!!).

However, I seem to constantly get stuck in a situation where my EAs are in effect one (and sometimes 2) bars behind the actual value of the iCustom indicators that I am refererencing.

I use a new bar control for my EAs, so that it only runs on each new bar for the particular time frame.

Is this a common problem? It seems to occur to me irrespective of the Indicator I use and now that I am using a Heiken Ashi algorithm, 1 or 2 bars delays makes a lot of difference. The frustratng thing is that the Indicator values are spot on - they reflect what is shown on the chart for the particular bar. But at the same time, the values that the EA retrieves are behind by 1 or 2.

Hopefully I am just making a simple silly error and its not a systemic issue. Any one have any suggestions??


many thanks in advance

Ubzen
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Ubzen  

If your call looks something like the below: With the 1 at the end.

iCustom("EURUSD",0,"Dummy_Indicator",0,1);
Then yeah the lagg is normal. Anything else, then I recommend you utilize allot of print statements within both EA and Indicators.
JGF
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JGF  
ubzen:

If your call looks something like the below: With the 1 at the end.

Then yeah the lagg is normal. Anything else, then I recommend you utilize allot of print statements within both EA and Indicators.


instead of the "1" I have a variable called "BarShift", which executes on each new bar. This should be the same as "zero" in the shift parameter. I use "BarShift + 1" to get a one bar shift.

I suspect its to do with the IndicatorCounted() command in the Indicator, in that it returns the count of bars minus one interacting with my barshift control.

Any thoughts?

William Roeder
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William Roeder  
Drop BarShift from the indicator, totally unnecessary.