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PowerLanguage & EasyLanguage How-To's

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I've never tried to do that. You may want to private message @MultiCharts just to confirm its possible and have them point you towards documentation.


Actually I've been meaning to update this since I've learned to do what I wanted. BarInterval and BarType_ex gives the resolution from the chart or market scanner.

I'll post some code when I have it all together.

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I do this in each of my strats:


target1 (20);
stoploss (20);
TickSize (MinMove/PriceScale);

SetStopLoss((stoploss TickSize) * BigPointValue);
SetProfitTarget((target1 TickSize) * BigPointValue); 
Hope it helps.


Hi Mike,

A couple of questions please:

1. Do these orders provide for visible orders (OCO stop loss and profit target) on the chart trader with MC7 or the DOM...that can then be adjusted?

2. I am building a strategy that trades multiple contracts. I have got to the point (thanks to George Pruitt's book) where I am achieving variable contract size based on risk. Now what i would like to be able to do is manage the multiple contracts with separate exit orders similar in a way i could do it with Ninja ATM. Could you point me in the direction of some example code and then I can work form there? I've Googled but can't find anything.

Many thanks


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I've never tried to do that. You may want to private message @MultiCharts just to confirm its possible and have them point you towards documentation.


i think it can be done to code indicator at radar.. as i found something like that at fibozachi.com for multicharts

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check for the next day?

Hello, I hope this is relevant place to put this question.
I am new to MCh PowerLanguage and plan to test a simple strategy. For that I need to determine if the next day is a particular day.
I know how to test for a current day:
if (DayOfTheWeek(Date)=Wednesday) ...
if (DayOfTheMonth(Date)=1) ...
However, I'd need something to test for the very next day. Is there any proper way how to code it in PowerLanguage? The Date+1 is obviously not the way out..
Thank you, any response is appreciated!


EDIT (an hour later ):
got it!
nextday = JulianToDate(DateToJulian(Date) + 1);

Last edited by lieblm; February 2nd, 2012 at 08:50 PM. Reason: SOLVED :)
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I have an idea I may end up having to monitor the current profit somehow and send a sell or buytocover order when the profit is hit.

I don't know if you figured this out already but the reserved word "openpositionprofit" might help

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