problem with backtest

Fernando Carreiro  
Rasool soveizi: In MT4 strategy tester EA enter and exit in the prices that did not even existed.why this happen?

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Weird positions of backtest orders

Fernando Carreiro, 2023.02.06 17:50

It's called "spread"! There is a Ask price and a Bid price. Charts only shows the bars/candles based on Bid prices.

  • A "buy" position opens at the Ask price and closes at the Bid price.
  • A "sell" position opens at the Bid price and closes at the Ask price.
EDIT: Enable the Ask price line on your chart so that you can track the current value visually.