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Code: getting current exchange rate in testing mode

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smeagol
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smeagol  

I'm backtesting my EA and in my EA I am trying to get the current exchange rate using the SymbolInfoTick() function, but this function is not allowed in testing mode.

I couldn't find any threads on this forum about it (the search sucks), so any idea how I can convert to and from base currency? (for the purposes of calculating trade volumes)

 

thanks 

whroeder1
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whroeder1  
  1. You place the stop where it needs to be - where the reason for the trade is no longer valid. E.g. trading a support bounce the stop goes below the support.
  2. Account Balance * percent = RISK = (OrderOpenPrice - OrderStopLoss)*DIR * OrderLots * DeltaPerlot (Note OOP-OSL includes the SPREAD)
  3. Do NOT use TickValue by itself - DeltaPerlot
  4. You must normalize lots properly and check against min and max.
  5. You must also check FreeMargin to avoid stop out
smeagol
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smeagol  

Thanks, I'll try and research those functions you mention, and see if I can rewrite my stop loss calculation. (whats DIR?)


If I am trading on several different symbols (forex, metals, bonds, etc) I'd need to have different calculations right based on base currencies and appropriate normalisation?

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