Synchronization issue

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Swissmetatrader
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Swissmetatrader  

I subscribed to a signal.

During the trading, my Metatrader station closed a position with one minute of delay compared to the signal provider. (obviously losing money). All the other positions were opened and closed correctly.

Does it happen often? How it is possible to avoid this problem? Is it a bug?

Thanks

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  

Are you using MQL5 VPS for MT4/MT5?
If not so it may be delay because you are using your home internet (for example).

Try to use VPS - 

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MQL5 VPS:
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/9950/page88#comment_3972710   

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How to subscribe to VPS
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/187872#comment_4851530 

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Monitor VPS
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/188920#comment_4800677 

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Synchronize - 
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/211508  

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Check the latency values of various Servers available for your Broker 
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/218090#comment_5951788

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Swissmetatrader
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Swissmetatrader  
Sergey Golubev:

Are you using MQL5 VPS for MT4/MT5?
If not so it may be delay because you are using your home internet (for example).

Try to use VPS - 

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MQL5 VPS:
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/9950/page88#comment_3972710   

----------------

How to subscribe to VPS
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/187872#comment_4851530 

----------------

Monitor VPS
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/188920#comment_4800677 

----------------

Synchronize - 
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/211508  

----------------

Check the latency values of various Servers available for your Broker 
https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/218090#comment_5951788

I'm running MT4 on a VPS (CNS). The strange thing is that the platform "lost" the link only with one position and only after one minute it "realized" that there was an open position that was already closed by the signal provider. 

Sergey Golubev
Moderator
106059
Sergey Golubev  
Swissmetatrader:

I'm running MT4 on a VPS (CNS). The strange thing is that the platform "lost" the link only with one position and only after one minute it "realized" that there was an open position that was already closed by the signal provider. 

It is related to your VPS.

because ... what is the different between MQL5 VPS for MT4/MT5 with your VPS (and with any other VPS)? 

  • MQL5 VPS for MT4/MT5 is located to be very close to the broker's server of the signal provider. means: you are receiving the trades directly from the broker's server of the provider (not from his Metatrader);
  • your VPS (or any other VPS) - you are receiving the trades from the Metatrader of the signal provider ... his home internet - to his broker server - to your broker server - to your home internet. And it may eb big delay especially in scalping in martingale systems.

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Swissmetatrader
628
Swissmetatrader  
Thanks
Eleni Anna Branou
Moderator
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Eleni Anna Branou  
Swissmetatrader:

I subscribed to a signal.

During the trading, my Metatrader station closed a position with one minute of delay compared to the signal provider. (obviously losing money). All the other positions were opened and closed correctly.

Does it happen often? How it is possible to avoid this problem? Is it a bug?

Thanks

Maybe your account was disconnected from broker server or your VPS failed to connect or it was a margin thing.

One minute delay is huge in such things, make sure you have eveything right and synchronize again.

Swissmetatrader
628
Swissmetatrader  
Eleni Anna Branou:

Maybe your account was disconnected from broker server or your VPS failed to connect or it was a margin thing.

One minute delay is huge in such things, make sure you have eveything right and synchronize again.

It is really weird. I had two positions that had to be closed at the same time and only one of them was closed at the right time.

I synchronized it again.

Thanks

Swissmetatrader
628
Swissmetatrader  

I found the reason of my synchronization problem. If I select to copy the take profits and the stop losses of the signal, it seems that my Metatrader station get "confused" and does not understand immediately what to do.

If I choose not to copy tp and sl, then there are no issues.

Anybody has this issue? Is it a well known issue?

Eleni Anna Branou
Moderator
6574
Eleni Anna Branou  
Swissmetatrader:

I found the reason of my synchronization problem. If I select to copy the take profits and the stop losses of the signal, it seems that my Metatrader station get "confused" and does not understand immediately what to do.

If I choose not to copy tp and sl, then there are no issues.

Anybody has this issue? Is it a well known issue?

Yes, the difference in slippage between brokers can cause your trades to close earlier.

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