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Musngi
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Musngi 2016.11.13 18:15 

How do you get the PIP's in every ticks? Is there any standard way to calculate the PIP?

What do you think of my formula?

I used the formula for 5 digit broker: 

(close - open) * 10000

/*

Example:

(1.12555 - 1.12545) * 10000 = 1 PIP

*/

whroeder1
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whroeder1 2016.11.13 20:22  
Musngi: What do you think of my formula?
  1. It's broken. Fails on JPY pairs.
  2. There is Tick, PIP, and Point. They are all different in general. A tick is the smallest change of price. A Point is the least significant digit quoted. In currencies a pip is defined as 0.0001 (or for JPY 0.01)

    On a 4 digit broker a point (0.0001) = pip (0.0001). [JPY 0.01 == 0.01] On a 5 digit broker a point (0.00001) = 1/10 pip (0.00010/10). Just because you quote an extra digit doesn't change the value of a pip. (0.0001 == 0.00010) EA's must adjust pips to points (for mq4.) In currencies a tick is a point. Price can change by least significant digit (1.23456 -> 1.23457)

    In metals a Tick is still the smallest change but is larger than a point. If price can change from 123.25 to 123.50, you have a TickSize of 0.25 and a point of 0.01. Pip has no meaning.

    This is why you don't use TickValue by itself. Only as a ratio with TickSize. See DeltaValuePerLot()

       double pip = StringFind(_Symbol, "JPY") < 0 ? 0.0001 : 0.01;   // GBPAUD,M1: 0.0001
                                                                      // AUDJPY,M1: 0.01
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