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s050399b
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s050399b 2015.10.14 07:58 
I am copying this signal (DELTA), and I have some trades running where I couldn't find it in the signal?
What is going on?

Example,

2015.09.11 16.24.02 - gbpusd buy 1.54263

2015.09.11 16.24.03 - cadjpy sell 91.010
2015.09.11 16.24.03 - eurgbp sell 0.73135
2015.09.11 16.24.04 - eurgpb sell 0.73135
2015.09.11 16.24.04 - audusd sell 0.70720
2015.09.11 16.24.05 - gbpusd sell 1.54263
 

 

In the comment of the order, it says it's placed by DELTA. But this order is nowhere to be found in the open positions or closed position  


There's like lots of these ghost orders. Why?

 

 

 

I found out that it's because if a signal has positions that are open 2 weeks ago, and when I start subscribing to the signal, it will copy positions that are 2 weeks ago with today's prices. How can I stop this from happening? Deviation from pips doesn't seem to do the trick 

Aleksey Pak
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Aleksey Pak 2015.10.14 09:14  
Hello please provide logs from journal terminal.
s050399b
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s050399b 2015.10.14 09:14  
I found out that it's because if a signal has positions that are open 2 weeks ago, and when I start subscribing to the signal, it will copy positions that are 2 weeks ago with today's prices. How can I stop this from happening? Deviation from pips doesn't seem to do the trick 
Aleksey Pak
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Aleksey Pak 2015.10.14 09:46  
s050399b:
I found out that it's because if a signal has positions that are open 2 weeks ago, and when I start subscribing to the signal, it will copy positions that are 2 weeks ago with today's prices. How can I stop this from happening? Deviation from pips doesn't seem to do the trick 
Unfortunately it's impossible to choose which orders should be copied. When you subscribe to the signal all orders synchronized automatically with signal provider.
s050399b
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s050399b 2015.10.14 10:03  
Aleksey Pak:
Unfortunately it's impossible to choose which orders should be copied. When you subscribe to the signal all orders synchronized automatically with signal provider.

I agree all orders to be sync is good even though it's weeks/days ago, but if signal order entry price and current market price differs by more than a certain number of pips, it shouldn't be copied.

 Can we raise a feature request for this?

 

Otherwise it doesn't make sense to copy orders from signals even though they are a long time ago. 

s050399b
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s050399b 2015.10.14 10:05  

actually it's possible to choose which orders to copy from mt4 stand point of view

 

 

Method 1 

when signal order entry datetime stamp is after signal subscription time

 

 

Method 2

price of signal order entry is within a certain number of pips to the current price 

s050399b
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s050399b 2015.10.14 10:08  

Now I have to do a staging because of this.

 

Workaround Steps:

1) Signal copied to MT4 Demo1 account

2) MT4 Demo1 account is copied to MT4 Real account with a trade copier where deviation is less than 5 pips, and only new trades are copied.

Aleksey Pak
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Aleksey Pak 2015.10.14 10:29  
s050399b:

I agree all orders to be sync is good even though it's weeks/days ago, but if signal order entry price and current market price differs by more than a certain number of pips, it shouldn't be copied.

 Can we raise a feature request for this?

 Otherwise it doesn't make sense to copy orders from signals even though they are a long time ago. 

It's good a good idea. But if at least one order will be not copied strategy and money management of signal provider can be broken. So subscriber may lost money. You should read about slippage here. And when you subscribe to the signal pay attention to this field.


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