SL set above the price when buying

 

I am getting an invalid Stop error when trying out my EA on XAGUSD and BTCEUR , when buying my stoploss is being set to above the buying price and i cant even tell where the issue is in my code :https://pastebin.com/iFQUHDQf

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  1. No need for external links, just use the CODE button (or Alt+S)! (For large amounts of code, attach it.)
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  2.   // setup input to trading functions
       takeprofit = ExtTakeProfit;
       stoploss   = ExtStopLoss;
    TP/SL are prices, not amounts.

    You buy at the Ask and sell at the Bid. Pending Buy Stop orders become market orders when hit by the Ask.

    1. Your buy order's TP/SL (or Sell Stop's/Sell Limit's entry) are triggered when the Bid / OrderClosePrice reaches it. Using Ask±n, makes your SL shorter and your TP longer, by the spread. Don't you want the specified amount used in either direction?

    2. Your sell order's TP/SL (or Buy Stop's/Buy Limit's entry) will be triggered when the Ask / OrderClosePrice reaches it. To trigger close to a specific Bid price, add the average spread.
                MODE_SPREAD (Paul) - MQL4 programming forum - Page 3 #25

    3. The charts show Bid prices only. Turn on the Ask line to see how big the spread is (Tools → Options (control+O) → charts → Show ask line.)

      Most brokers with variable spreads widen considerably at end of day (5 PM ET) ± 30 minutes.
      My GBPJPY shows average spread = 26 points, average maximum spread = 134.
      My EURCHF shows average spread = 18 points, average maximum spread = 106.
      (your broker will be similar).
                Is it reasonable to have such a huge spreads (20 pip spreads) in EURCHF? - General - MQL5 programming forum (2022)

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