Signal Subscriber Lot Size Question

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Khaled Hafez
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Khaled Hafez  

I have 20% of the account size of my subscribed signal, same leverage, yet the percentage is set at 15% not 20%. I made sure that I'm setting the signal subscription options to "use 95% of deposit" (using less than 100% should make it slightly less than 20%... perhaps 19% or so, not 15%). What am I missing?

 

Logs below: 

Signal - percentage for volume conversion selected according to the ratio of balances and leverages, new value 15%
Signal - subscriber has balance 1 991.35 USD, leverage 1:500
Signal - signal provider has balance 10 120.14 USD, leverage 1:500

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  
There is the article with examples of the volume calculation:

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I used same calculation (from the article) - just changed their figures to your figures.

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Let's consider a specific example of using the volumes management system:

  1. Provider: balance 10 120.14 USD, leverage 1:500
  2. Subscriber: 1 991.35 USD, leverage 1:500, deposit load percentage 20%

Calculation of Provider's and Subscriber's position volumes ratio:

  1. Balances ratio considering specified part of the deposit in percentage terms:
    Subscriber: (1 991.35 * 0,2) / 10 120.14 = 0.03935 (3.93%)
  2. After considering the leverages:
    Subscriber: the leverage of Subscriber (1:500) is same with Provider's one (1:500), thus correction on leverages is not performed
  3. Total percentage value after the rounding (performed using a multistep algorithm):
    Subscriber: 3.00% or 0.03 ratio

Thus under the given conditions, Provider's deal with volume of 1 lot will be copied:

- to Subscriber account in amount of 3.00% -  volume of 0.03 lots
Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  
Besides, you can use Calculator of the Signals (to calculate everything 'automatically' based on any pre-selected signal for example).
Khaled Hafez
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Khaled Hafez  

I'm setting my deposit load percentage to 95%, not 20%.

Following this calculation, the percentage should be 0.95 * 1991.35 / 10120.14 =  0.187 or ~19%.

As per the logs above, MT4 is showing 15% instead of the expected 19%.

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  

So, if provider's lo size = 1 so your lot size will be 0.18 (or 0.19) lots

Eleni Anna Branou
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Eleni Anna Branou  

In MQL5 signal subscription service, if your copying ratio is over 10% is rounded up to the next 5th, so it goes: 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and so on...

This is quite annoying and strange at the same time. I don't know why it couldn't be in single units as well? 

Khaled Hafez
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Khaled Hafez  
Eleni Anna Branou:

In MQL5 signal subscription service, if your copying ratio is over 10% is rounded up to the next 5th, so it goes: 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and so on...

This is quite annoying and strange at the same time. I don't know why it couldn't be in single units as well? 

huh!

I agree, that's absurd! Thanks for clarifying. 

Khaled Hafez
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Khaled Hafez  

I'm guessing that it also rounds to the nearest 10th after the copying ration exceeds 100%.

I've run the calculation on one of my subscribed signals and got a 338% conversion ratio, but the one displayed on the terminal was 330% instead of 335%.

Eleni Anna Branou
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Eleni Anna Branou  
Yes, thats right.
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