Implementing trailing stop MQL5

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salirazataqvi
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salirazataqvi  

Hi all, I am  developing multi currency EA and trying to implement trailing stop functionality in EA. 

I need to check pip difference between current price and position opening price  and if the difference is more then N number of pips then change stop loss to specific price.

For this purpose i was trying to convert price to pips and pips to price but I was unable to do so.

Please help in this regards.

Thanks.

Code2219 or 2319
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Code2219 or 2319  
salirazataqvi:

Hi all, I am  developing multi currency EA and trying to implement trailing stop functionality in EA. 

I need to check pip difference between current price and position opening price  and if the difference is more then N number of pips then change stop loss to specific price.

For this purpose i was trying to convert price to pips and pips to price but I was unable to do so.

Please help in this regards.

Thanks.

pip is useless, unclear, bs.

try this route :
price difference > point > your conditions > basic (general) considerations > symbol limitations > setting new SL.

your conditions : if it's bigger than N points , smaller than bla bla bla...
basic consideration : e.g. new SL of long position should be ascending, lower than bid etc...
symbol limitations : stops and/or freeze levels

Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  

You can look in the Documentation, and in the example robots that come with the platform, there are several examples.

#define EXPERT_MAGIC 123456  // MagicNumber of the expert
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
//| Modification of Stop Loss and Take Profit of position            |
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
void OnStart()
  {
//--- declare and initialize the trade request and result of trade request
   MqlTradeRequest request;
   MqlTradeResult  result;
   int total=PositionsTotal(); // number of open positions   
//--- iterate over all open positions
   for(int i=0; i<total; i++)
     {
      //--- parameters of the order
      ulong  position_ticket=PositionGetTicket(i);// ticket of the position
      string position_symbol=PositionGetString(POSITION_SYMBOL); // symbol 
      int    digits=(int)SymbolInfoInteger(position_symbol,SYMBOL_DIGITS); // number of decimal places
      ulong  magic=PositionGetInteger(POSITION_MAGIC); // MagicNumber of the position
      double volume=PositionGetDouble(POSITION_VOLUME);    // volume of the position
      double sl=PositionGetDouble(POSITION_SL);  // Stop Loss of the position
      double tp=PositionGetDouble(POSITION_TP);  // Take Profit of the position
      ENUM_POSITION_TYPE type=(ENUM_POSITION_TYPE)PositionGetInteger(POSITION_TYPE);  // type of the position
      //--- output information about the position
      PrintFormat("#%I64u %s  %s  %.2f  %s  sl: %s  tp: %s  [%I64d]",
                  position_ticket,
                  position_symbol,
                  EnumToString(type),
                  volume,
                  DoubleToString(PositionGetDouble(POSITION_PRICE_OPEN),digits),
                  DoubleToString(sl,digits),
                  DoubleToString(tp,digits),
                  magic);
      //--- if the MagicNumber matches, Stop Loss and Take Profit are not defined
      if(magic==EXPERT_MAGIC && sl==0 && tp==0)
        { 
         //--- calculate the current price levels
         double price=PositionGetDouble(POSITION_PRICE_OPEN);
         double bid=SymbolInfoDouble(position_symbol,SYMBOL_BID);
         double ask=SymbolInfoDouble(position_symbol,SYMBOL_ASK);
         int    stop_level=(int)SymbolInfoInteger(position_symbol,SYMBOL_TRADE_STOPS_LEVEL);
         double price_level;
         //--- if the minimum allowed offset distance in points from the current close price is not set
         if(stop_level<=0)
            stop_level=150; // set the offset distance of 150 points from the current close price
         else
            stop_level+=50; // set the offset distance to (SYMBOL_TRADE_STOPS_LEVEL + 50) points for reliability
 
         //--- calculation and rounding of the Stop Loss and Take Profit values
         price_level=stop_level*SymbolInfoDouble(position_symbol,SYMBOL_POINT);
         if(type==POSITION_TYPE_BUY)
           {
            sl=NormalizeDouble(bid-price_level,digits);
            tp=NormalizeDouble(ask+price_level,digits);
           }
         else
           {
            sl=NormalizeDouble(ask+price_level,digits);
            tp=NormalizeDouble(bid-price_level,digits);
           }
         //--- zeroing the request and result values
         ZeroMemory(request);
         ZeroMemory(result);
         //--- setting the operation parameters
         request.action  =TRADE_ACTION_SLTP; // type of trade operation
         request.position=position_ticket;   // ticket of the position
         request.symbol=position_symbol;     // symbol 
         request.sl      =sl;                // Stop Loss of the position
         request.tp      =tp;                // Take Profit of the position
         request.magic=EXPERT_MAGIC;         // MagicNumber of the position
         //--- output information about the modification
         PrintFormat("Modify #%I64d %s %s",position_ticket,position_symbol,EnumToString(type));
         //--- send the request
         if(!OrderSend(request,result))
            PrintFormat("OrderSend error %d",GetLastError());  // if unable to send the request, output the error code
         //--- information about the operation   
         PrintFormat("retcode=%u  deal=%I64u  order=%I64u",result.retcode,result.deal,result.order);
        }
     }
  }
//+------------------------------------------------------------------+
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