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Sell stop order activated at a different price than the open price

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cakey 2016.01.08 21:08 


I opened a sell stop order at 1.08505, it hits Takeprofit at 1.08180 (325 pips) and still MetaTrader says that the pending order was activated at 1.08210 which is 295 pips lower?  

How do I prevent this from happening again?  

2016.01.08 13:30:01.988 '1202280': order #24488979 sell stop 10.50 EURUSD at 1.08505 activated at price 1.08210
2016.01.08 13:29:58.195 '1202280': order was opened : #24488979 sell stop 10.50 EURUSD at 1.08505 sl: 1.08535 tp: 1.08205 
Rodrigo da Silva Boa
Rodrigo da Silva Boa 2016.01.09 00:37  

He stopped before the variation of BUY and SELL.

Calculate the value of TakeProfit discounting the Spread of the coin.

Achmad Hidayat
Achmad Hidayat 2016.01.09 01:01  
This occurs because the spreads widened at that time, so your sell stop was activated become sell with spread 295 point. It occurs commonly at news release.
To ensure that it is correct you can see the spread when the incident occurred.
Alain Verleyen
Alain Verleyen 2016.01.09 13:37  

This has nothing to do with spread, it's just slippage, to open a sell from a sell stop order, you need a buyer, but at this time (probably a news I guess) there was not a lot of buyers so price is falling, and when you order was filled it was with around 30 pips slippage. Don't confuse a pip and a point.

A stop order is never guaranteed.

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