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Is the spread field in the strategy tester in pips or fractional pips? - page 2

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Matthew Todorovski
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Matthew Todorovski  
Thanks for the useful info. I have been using the wrong spread for too long!
RTaylor
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RTaylor  

So if I understand this correctly, if I have an EA which builds in 3 points of slippage, and I set Strategy Tester to a 2 (point?) spread, this means that the effective cost of the trade is:

.3 pip to open

.2 pip spread

.3 pip to close

which totals only .8 of a pip?

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
RTaylor:

So if I understand this correctly, if I have an EA which builds in 3 points of slippage, and I set Strategy Tester to a 2 (point?) spread, this means that the effective cost of the trade is:

.3 pip to open

.2 pip spread

.3 pip to close

which totals only .8 of a pip?

There is no slippage with the Strategy Tester.

And anyway you reasoning is wrong. Slippage is not something fixed.

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