Thanks Petko, this makes sense. It looks like the spreads widen significantly at this time? When the NY session closes? I have done some further analysis and I am only getting this problem between 10pm and 11pm GMT, at all other times the same EA is setting up the trade correctly, and the open price is on bar open and 18 pips away from SL and TP.
This is a real shame, as the best 1R:1R strategies i have developed seem to have the majority of their trades open in this hour. Is there anyway around this? Could I adjust the EA SL / TP in some way to account for the wider spread in this hour? I thought a fixed spread broker might be the answer, but I haven’t been able to find one that offers fixed spreads 24 hours a day, do you know of any?
Thanks in advance for your help