Nominal value

 


Is this accurate?

 
What does SL stand for here ?
 
Brian1815 #:
What does SL stand for here ?
SL = SL * Point (); //Stop Loss = value in points (relative to price)
 
gouki1001: Is this accurate?

No missing the conversion value between pair and account currency.

Risk depends on your initial stop loss, lot size, and the value of the symbol. It does not depend on margin and leverage. No SL means you have infinite risk (on leveraged symbols). Never risk more than a small percentage of your trading funds, certainly less than 2% per trade, 6% total.

  1. You place the stop where it needs to be — where the reason for the trade is no longer valid. E.g. trading a support bounce, the stop goes below the support.

  2. AccountBalance * percent/100 = RISK = OrderLots * (|OrderOpenPrice - OrderStopLoss| * DeltaPerLot + CommissionPerLot) (Note OOP-OSL includes the spread, and DeltaPerLot is usually around $10/PIP, but it takes account of the exchange rates of the pair vs. your account currency.)

  3. Do NOT use TickValue by itself - DeltaPerLot and verify that MODE_TICKVALUE is returning a value in your deposit currency, as promised by the documentation, or whether it is returning a value in the instrument's base currency.
              MODE_TICKVALUE is not reliable on non-fx instruments with many brokers - MQL4 programming forum (2017)
              Is there an universal solution for Tick value? - Currency Pairs - General - MQL5 programming forum (2018)
              Lot value calculation off by a factor of 100 - MQL5 programming forum (2019)

  4. You must normalize lots properly and check against min and max.

  5. You must also check Free Margin to avoid stop out

  6. For MT5, see 'Money Fixed Risk' - MQL5 Code Base (2017)

Most pairs are worth about $10 per PIP. A $5 risk with a (very small) 5 PIP SL is $5/$10/5 or 0.1 Lots maximum.

 
William Roeder #:

No missing the conversion value between pair and account currency.

What do you think of this? accurate?




 
William Roeder #:

No missing the conversion value between pair and account currency.

I think Tick Value is usually in the account currency.

 
William Roeder #:

No missing the conversion value between pair and account currency.


   double tickvalue = SymbolInfoDouble(Symbol(), SYMBOL_TRADE_TICK_VALUE);

   double ticksize = SymbolInfoDouble(Symbol(), SYMBOL_TRADE_TICK_SIZE);

 

The formula with MMPercent is not Ok – you need to divide by the sl so it should be


of course – like it was said before – we should normalize lots, check required margins, or use more precise calculation for pip value (tickvalue/ticksize). But this is general idea

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