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Bjorn1
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Bjorn1 2015.12.24 09:10 
Will I get less slipage if I use mq4 virutal server?
Tan Phan Ngoc
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Tan Phan Ngoc 2015.12.24 09:28  
Less or more slipage due to broker you chose.
Ales Vidergar
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Ales Vidergar 2015.12.24 10:12  
Bjorn1:
Will I get less slipage if I use mq4 virutal server?
Definetely less than on your home computer.
Adam Slucki
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Adam Slucki 2015.12.24 10:30  

Slippage in most cases is independent of mt4 itself. There are differences in quotes (if you want to copy signals form one broker to another)
and also during some events liquidity provides change their quotes in very huge steps (price changes for example from 1.2 to 1.202 and there is nothing in between).
There is nothing you can do about it.

You could lower latency of your trades execution if you would buy a server in the same place or company which your broker uses.
However it would be costly and has nearly no meaning for retail trader. On this level it really makes no difference if you place your order 200 miliseconds earlier or later.

Of course virtual server has other adventages. It's working 24h a day for like 98% of the time which is a great thing if
you use some EAs.

Khurram Mustafa
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Khurram Mustafa 2015.12.24 14:42  
Adam Slucki:

Slippage in most cases is independent of mt4 itself. There are differences in quotes (if you want to copy signals form one broker to another)
and also during some events liquidity provides change their quotes in very huge steps (price changes for example from 1.2 to 1.202 and there is nothing in between).
There is nothing you can do about it.

You could lower latency of your trades execution if you would buy a server in the same place or company which your broker uses.
However it would be costly and has nearly no meaning for retail trader. On this level it really makes no difference if you place your order 200 miliseconds earlier or later.

Of course virtual server has other adventages. It's working 24h a day for like 98% of the time which is a great thing if
you use some EAs.

great update, thanks a lot
Bjorn1
2231
Bjorn1 2015.12.24 22:17  
Thanks all for info why I ask are that I trying an EA at DAX 1 min timeframe with very good result on the tester.I use trailstop and in livetrading I loose 1-2 pips when trailstop is hit and with hundred of trades it eats up all the profit.
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