I have subscribed MT4 Signal. "Synchronize positions without confirmation" is not ticked, so is disabled. Using VPS.
When I close some trades manually using mobile version of MT4, the trades sync and reopen again with the Signal ones in few seconds. Any idea how to prevent this reopening? Thanks
I believe that since you are copying the signal, all positions will be synchronized every time you close them manually.
What's the point of copying a signal, when you're interfering so much in the trading process?
I understand what you want to acomplish, but the whole thinking is interfering too much with the signal subscription and defeat the purpose of subcribing in the first place.
If you believe you can trade better than the signal provider that you follow or that the signal is too risky & dangerous, then you shouldn't subscribe at all.
The only other way to half-subscribe to the signal, is the workaround you mention above.
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Can I manually close the order copied from signal?
Eleni Anna Branou, 2018.12.05 20:13
Yes, you have to disable the signal subscription first and then you can modify your open orders manually.
In order to do that, you can either synchronize with your MQL5 VPS, having the: Enable realtime signal subscription, option in Signals tab, unticked, or go here and choose the suspend option on the settings wheel of your subscription.
I was copying trades on Friday, Feb 16. I did not touch it - no interference whatsoever. I was using the MQL5 virtual server.
Here's what happened: Two buy trades opened and closed in profit. Two more buy trades opened.
I had set my equity level to stop copying and close positions at a DD of about 30%. When my equity had dropped to the set level, my positions closed.
Then, totally by surprise, 2 more buy positions opened... so without any interference on my part I had 6 buy signals opened to the providers 2. What a bargain!
Note that I was not copying SL or TP.
There's a lot of funky sh*t going on in MQL5.
On another signal today I reached TP when the provider didn't. In this case, I copied SL and TP. 4 seconds AFTER I had reached the TP level and taken profit another sell position opened up at the TP level, which cancelled out all my gains because I wasn't attending my computer when it happened so I couldn't intervene. The point of signal copying is not having to babysit them. Unfortunately, so much sh*t goes on you cannot afford to be absent.
I had to babysit that signals for 9 hours straight. Lucky I did as I managed to trade my account back to break even and only lost 30% on the other.
It's bad enough having to endure lousy signals, but a whole other matter when the technology lets you down.