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About Easylanguage Time Management for Entering Trades

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Hello, I am quite new to easy language, recently I wrote to exercise myself, this Signal in Multicharts to enter a trade at given day of week in a given hour in the inputs for the SP future 30 minutes chart, and exit the trade at another day of week and hour.
 
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input: NContracts(1),
	MyTimeEntry(1200),
	MyTimeExit(1200),
	Mystop(1000),
	Myprofit(0),
	MyBeginningDay(1),
	MyEndingDay(3);

if dayofweek(date) = MyBeginningDay and Time = MyTimeEntry then begin

	Buy ("Bias_Long") NContracts contracts this bar on close;

end;

if dayofweek(date) = MyEndingDay and Time = MyTimeExit then begin

	if marketposition <> 0 then sellshort ("Time_Exit_L") next bar high limit;
	
end;

if mystop > 0 then setstoploss(mystop);
if myprofit > 0 then setprofittarget(myprofit);
Basically it never enter the trade on Monday, I also tryed to optimize for MyBeginningDay and it never feels like it is Monday = 1...Same thing with the hour it randomly take a different hour to exit the trade on the same day most of the time.

I have quite an headache understating what can be the problem for this simple and stupid code.
I am also sure I setup properly symbol session time in quote manager, using exchange session time zone. And I also removed holidays.

-Are the bars provided by IQfeed not properly set? or is it because I am doing something wrong with the code or datafeed?

-Is there some difference between datafeed exchange time, local time and bars time?

-Any suggestions to improve the code and make it work as intended?

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I tried it, and got plenty of Monday entries (I added one print statement so you can see):

 
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input: NContracts(1),
	MyTimeEntry(1200),
	MyTimeExit(1200),
	Mystop(1000),
	Myprofit(0),
	MyBeginningDay(1),
	MyEndingDay(3);

if dayofweek(date) = MyBeginningDay and Time = MyTimeEntry then begin
    If MyBeginningDay=1  then print ("buy on Monday ", date);
	Buy ("Bias_Long") NContracts contracts this bar on close;

end;

if dayofweek(date) = MyEndingDay and Time = MyTimeExit then begin

	if marketposition <> 0 then sellshort ("Time_Exit_L") next bar high limit;
	
end;

if mystop > 0 then setstoploss(mystop);
if myprofit > 0 then setprofittarget(myprofit);


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I also optimized for Entry hour, and got plenty of entries every hour...


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if dayofweek(date) = MyEndingDay and Time = MyTimeExit then begin
	if marketposition <> 0 then sellshort ("Time_Exit_L") next bar high limit;

Sellshort is reversing your trade from long to short, not just exiting the position. To exit and not reverse just use sell.

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Thank you Kevinkdog and SMCJB, but I guess something is wrong with multicharts, once I have tradestation I will also test this in that platform perhaps it is just a problem of multicharts and iqfeed bar data. Did not know about the difference between sellshort and sell, thank you this was helpful.

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Thank you Kevinkdog and SMCJB, but I guess something is wrong with multicharts, once I have tradestation I will also test this in that platform perhaps it is just a problem of multicharts and iqfeed bar data. Did not know about the difference between sellshort and sell, thank you this was helpful.


I get the same results in MultiCharts - I cannot duplicate the issues you mentioned.

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Did not know about the difference between sellshort and sell, thank you this was helpful.

Buy and Sellshort enter new positions. If you currently have a position in the opposite direction it will both close it and enter the new position (ie reverse the position).
Buytocover and Sell will only close positions.

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I did some further investigations by doing some sane debugging, I added this
 
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print(datetimetostring(datetime), "	", "dayofweek(d):", dayofweek(d),"		", "Time:", Time,"	", "dayofweek(date):", dayofweek(date));
to the signal and rewrote it a bit like this:
 
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input: NContracts(1);
input:	MyTimeEntry(2200), MyTimeExit(2200);
input: MyBeginningDay(1), MyEndingDay(3);
input:	Mystop(0), Myprofit(0), MyBreakeven(0);

print(datetimetostring(datetime), "	", "dayofweek(d):", dayofweek(d),"		", "Time:", Time,"	", "dayofweek(date):", dayofweek(date));

if Time = MyTimeEntry and dayofweek(d) = MyBeginningDay then buy ("Bias_Long") NContracts contracts next bar market;
if Time = MyTimeExit and dayofweek(d) = MyEndingDay then sell ("Bias_Short") NContracts contracts next bar at market;

setstopcontract;

if MyStop > 0 then setstoploss(Mystop);
if MyBreakeven > 0 then setbreakeven(MyBreakeven);
if MyProfit > 0 then setprofittarget(MyProfit);
The debuggin output is interesting
30/09/2020 05:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 500.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
30/09/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
30/09/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
01/10/2020 20:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time:2000.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
02/10/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
02/10/2020 05:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 500.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
02/10/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
02/10/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
02/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
07/10/2020 02:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 200.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
07/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
08/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
09/10/2020 02:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 200.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
09/10/2020 03:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 300.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
12/10/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
12/10/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
14/10/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
14/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
15/10/2020 05:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 500.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
15/10/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
15/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
16/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
21/10/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
21/10/2020 19:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:1900.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
26/10/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
27/10/2020 18:00:00 dayofweek(d): 2.00 Time:1800.00 dayofweek(date): 2.00
28/10/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
28/10/2020 16:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:1600.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
29/10/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
29/10/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
29/10/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
30/10/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
30/10/2020 05:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 500.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
30/10/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
30/10/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
02/11/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
02/11/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
02/11/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
04/11/2020 02:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 200.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
05/11/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
06/11/2020 04:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 400.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
06/11/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
06/11/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
09/11/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
09/11/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
11/11/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
12/11/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
16/11/2020 07:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 700.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
19/11/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
23/11/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
25/11/2020 00:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 0.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
25/11/2020 01:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 100.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
25/11/2020 02:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 200.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
25/11/2020 16:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:1600.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
25/11/2020 20:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:2000.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
25/11/2020 23:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:2300.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
27/11/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
29/11/2020 18:00:00 dayofweek(d): 0.00 Time:1800.00 dayofweek(date): 0.00
30/11/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00
11/12/2020 08:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 800.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
13/12/2020 22:00:00 dayofweek(d): 0.00 Time:2200.00 dayofweek(date): 0.00
16/12/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
16/12/2020 16:00:00 dayofweek(d): 3.00 Time:1600.00 dayofweek(date): 3.00
17/12/2020 20:00:00 dayofweek(d): 4.00 Time:2000.00 dayofweek(date): 4.00
18/12/2020 09:00:00 dayofweek(d): 5.00 Time: 900.00 dayofweek(date): 5.00
21/12/2020 06:00:00 dayofweek(d): 1.00 Time: 600.00 dayofweek(date): 1.00

for starters the data I got ends the 21/12/2020 and looks like the day 1.00 of the week never gets to hour 22000...
Perhaps for Monday I have to use day 0 instead of 1

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It goes off of your chart time, so that is what I'd check.

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I am using this session time settings now, before I saw I did a mistake between the days

Open Time Close Time Session End

Sunday 17:00 Monday 16:00 X
Monday 17:00 Tuesday 16:00 X
Tuesday 17:00 Wednesday 16:00 X
Wedsnesday 17:00 Thurdsday 16:00 x
Thurdsday 17:00 Friday 16:00 x

and Exchange time in the instrument chart settings for the SP future

Anyway, now that I fixed the session time settings I see it still does not start most of the time in monday, this is really weird.

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Something is goofy here, because if you are using 30 minute bars, you should have a print statement printing out every 30 minutes. You don't have any print statements at 630, 730 etc, and you are missing a lot of bars at 00 times.

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Something is goofy here, because if you are using 30 minute bars, you should have a print statement printing out every 30 minutes. You don't have any print statements at 630, 730 etc, and you are missing a lot of bars at 00 times.

yes you are right in what I posted before with the debug I used 1hour time frame and not 30 minutes bars but still I think I am missing lot of bars, well I will test this when I have also tradestation data, so we are sure something is wrong in the other data provider

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