Why my stop loss amount is more than 3x bigger than calculated?

Poker_player
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Poker_player  

I have calculated what should be SL, position size:

https://www.babypips.com/tools/position-size-calculator

So it is about 0.79


so 0.79 lots.

But for me hit SL after 6.9 pips and loses few times more than it should - 175.48


Why is that? 

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Juvenille Emperor Limited
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Eleni Anna Branou  
Poker_player:

I have calculated what should be SL, position size:

https://www.babypips.com/tools/position-size-calculator

So it is about 0.79


so 0.79 lots.

But for me hit SL after 6.9 pips and loses few times more than it should - 175.48


Why is that? 

Is your account's currency USD?

Poker_player
55
Poker_player  
Eleni Anna Branou:

Is your account's currency USD?

yes
Juvenille Emperor Limited
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14581
Eleni Anna Branou  
Poker_player:
yes

It doesn't make sense.

Something is wrong with that trade, it has been opened on the 22nd of January 2020 and hit SL (only 7 pips higher) on the 6th of February, 2 whole weeks later!

Is that a real trade or on the backtester?

It could be swaps for keeping this trade open for 2 weeks.
Poker_player
55
Poker_player  
Eleni Anna Branou:

It doesn't make sense.

Something is wrong with that trade, it has been opened on the 22nd of January 2020 and hit SL (only 7 pips higher) on the 6th of February, 2 whole weeks later!

Is that a real trade or on the backtester?

It could be swaps for keeping this trade open for 2 weeks.
its backtest trade, yes ,it has been holded long. At night also thought about swaps, need to check that. Its usdjpy, grapsh was going down and then up
Andrei Chiriac
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Andrei Chiriac  

Maybe is the spread difference.

Sometimes i see huge spreads in night or end of friday. In those times there is not so huge volatility and spreads gets bigger.

Once i had 230 points (23 pips) spread in chfjpy, while at days i usually had max 20points (2pips).

Poker_player
55
Poker_player  
Andrei Chiriac:

Maybe is the spread difference.

Sometimes i see huge spreads in night or end of friday. In those times there is not so huge volatility and spreads gets bigger.

Once i had 230 points (23 pips) spread in chfjpy, while at days i usually had max 20points (2pips).

Isnt backtester using fixed spread?


And checked usdjpy short swap: 8.077 points per lot as I understand. So  6.38083 points for that position per  day.

Wednesdays counting as 3 days it is total 17 days. So total 108.46 points or 10.846 pips.

My SL was 6.9 pips.

For 6.9 pips I should lose 50 usd. 

For 10.846 pips 78.59 usd.

So 50+78.59 = 128.59.


Still missing where the rest has been gone.

Maybe backtested knows swap for each day and for different days it was different?

Juvenille Emperor Limited
Moderator
14581
Eleni Anna Branou  

I told you its the swaps, but you don't seem to understand.

Holding a 0.79 lot position for 2 weeks its quite expensive.

Irwan Adnan
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Irwan Adnan  
Poker_player:

Isnt backtester using fixed spread?


And checked usdjpy short swap: 8.077 points per lot as I understand. So  6.38083 points for that position per  day.

Wednesdays counting as 3 days it is total 17 days. So total 108.46 points or 10.846 pips.

My SL was 6.9 pips.

For 6.9 pips I should lose 50 usd. 

For 10.846 pips 78.59 usd.

So 50+78.59 = 128.59.


Still missing where the rest has been gone.

Maybe backtested knows swap for each day and for different days it was different?

What leverage do you use?

Poker_player
55
Poker_player  
Irwan Adnan:

What leverage do you use?

The account balance is about 10k usd. I do not know how to quickly calculate. But how can this affect?

Poker_player
55
Poker_player  
Eleni Anna Branou:

I told you its the swaps, but you don't seem to understand.

Holding a 0.79 lot position for 2 weeks its quite expensive.

I understand it is, but I want to know what to expect from backtests. So still please help me understand how those number came up :)