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    • #7697

      Hi Petko,
      With the JPY set of 10 monthly EA’s you release, some have limits & stops and some don’t.
      Is this because they turn around and go in the opposite direction?
      So we should leave them alone or cut out of the trade showing a decent profit.
      Also, one of them has a 188 pip limit can we take profit over 100 pips or this defeats the purpose of algo trading?


    • #7701

      Hello Chris,

      Glad to hear from you.

      Yes, some of the EAs do not have SL and TP, so when to exit a trade?

      They have exit conditions. These normally are indicators which give an exit signal.

      Also, all of the EAs in this course are with Reverse option. This means that when there is an opposite directional signal, it will reverse the trade.

      So if you have a long trade opened with some of the strategy, and the same entry conditions(same as those that opened the trade) happen for sell signal, it will close the trade, and it will open a short trade.

      And yes, the idea of algorithmic trading is to leave the EAs do their job. Anyway if you decide to touch them when there are opened trades, you will put some emotions in which is exactly what we want to avoid.

      About the TP, I guess you are talking about the strategy ending on 007. Yes, this is realistic TP and if you run a back test you will see in the journal that there were times when the TP was reached:

      TP reached

      Also, when I use such a huge TP, I combine it with Trailing Stop Limit to make sure if the price goes on profit and reverse, some profit will be taken.

      In this case I used 70 pips. So if the price goes on profit of 170 and reverses, we will still have 100 pips.

      So there are many options when to exit a trade and how. FSB pro gives many possibilities when creating the EAs.

      • #22762
        User Avatarthyagomendes

        Hello Petko!


        I noticed that currently you have always used stop loss in your courses (both in EAS and FSB). What are your main motivations for currently always using fixed stop loss or trailing stop?





    • #7713
      User AvatarJIE YING FANG

      Great reply – thank you Pekto.

    • #7718

      Cheers, Jie! It is important all to be clear! When to exit a trade is as much important as when to enter into it.

    • #22772

      Hello Thyago,

      A good question here.

      I still use both variations, but in the courses, I prefer to place EAs with SL and TP, because beginner traders a bit scared to trade without SL.

      However, my trading shows that having an SL and TP gives us more robust strategies.

      I noticed with the time that when I generate strategies without SL or without TP they are not so robust after that. Basically more over-optimized strategies are generated if there is no SL, because the generator finds better variations.

    • #24272
      User Avatarthomastrading

      Hi Thyago. Do you use variations with stop loss and trailing stop?

      • #24532
        User Avatarthyagomendes

        Yes, I use variations with stop loss and trailing stop. In my experience is the way to generate eas that I managed to be most profitable.

    • #24421
      User Avatarchampagnelennie44

      What do you mean under – “variations with stop loss and trailing stop?”

    • #24617

      I think what THyago wants to say is that he uses different SL and Trailing SL for his strategies and not one and the same for all strategies.

    • #24955
      User AvatarStephen

      Hi everyone. Thanks for making the clarification Petko, I also didn’t understand the concept at first. So when coming up with the SL and trailing SL to use, are there factors to consider or does one just make a wild guess and place it?

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