iATR calculation error?

To add comments, please log in or register
BeLucky
61
BeLucky  

Trying to get iATR from MT4, value appears wrong by at least a factor of 10, how to auto-correct please.

Code is:

double spread = MarketInfo(Symbol(),MODE_SPREAD);

double minlot = MarketInfo(Symbol(),MODE_MINLOT);

double lotstep = MarketInfo(Symbol(),MODE_LOTSTEP);

double margin = MarketInfo(Symbol(),MODE_MARGINREQUIRED);

double leverage = NormalizeDouble((Bid/(margin/100))*1000,0);

double atrh = iATR(NULL,1,120,0)*10;  //Note: The *10 is an adjustment to get closer to the actual ATR which MT4 "iATR" does not seem to calculate correctly!!


   MessageBox("The spread on this pair is "+DoubleToStr(spread/10,1)+" pips"

   "\nThe smallest lot-size is "+DoubleToStr(minlot,2)+

   "\nThe lot-step is "+DoubleToStr(lotstep,2)+

   "\nThe margin required per contract is "+DoubleToStr(margin,0)+

   "\nand the leverage is "+DoubleToStr(leverage,0)+":1"+   

   "\nThe ATR is approximately "+DoubleToStr(atrh,4)

   ,Period()+"M "+Symbol()+" Currency pair - Info");


Thanks!

Keith Watford
Moderator
20312
Keith Watford  
double atrh = iATR(NULL,1,120,0)*10;

Do you intend to get the ATR for the M1 time-frame?

BeLucky
61
BeLucky  

1 hour time frame, so 120 equals 1 trading week.

Thanks.

Keith Watford
Moderator
20312
Keith Watford  
BeLucky:

1 hour time frame, so 120 equals 1 trading week.

Thanks.

Your iATR call is for the M1 time-frame.

BeLucky
61
BeLucky  
Schoolboy error, many thanks!
To add comments, please log in or register