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Strategy Tester creating a buy order when the price didnt match?

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mingteikg
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mingteikg  

Hi,


Using GBP/CHF, I have an EA that created a buy stop order:


2017.02.03 11AM , Price 1.24673, SL 1.24354, TP: 1.24873


At 2017.02.03 11.14, the buy order was executed.

but when I look at the past chart, the price did not go up to 1.24673 at 11.14.


Any idea?

honest_knave
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honest_knave  

Metatrader charts are all Bid charts.

As a Buy is opened at the Ask price, it would be above the price you see on the chart

mingteikg
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mingteikg  

Thanks.

When i look at the symbol properties, the spread is shown as 133. This is 13 pips and it is a bit high right? Is this normal, or is it because it is weekend hence the spread is higher..?

honest_knave
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honest_knave  
Yes, there is an option to set the spread when you run strategy tester. It defaults to "current" which would probably be very high at the end of the week. You can manually set it to something else
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