The SetTrailStop() method can NOT be used concurrently with the SetStopLoss() method for the same position, if both methods are called for the same position (fromEntrySignal) the SetStopLoss() will always take precedence. You can however, use both methods in the same strategy if they reference different signal names.
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Max, do you (or anyone else) have a sample strategy that doesn't use fixed tick trailing stops?
Also, how do you keep track of profit/loss within the strategy to perhaps change nr. of contracts, ratio of profit-to-loss etc.?
Also, does anyone have a good example of a multiple entry and exit strategy?
I must confess I have been stumped/frustrated by the brevity and simplicity of the examples provided and also the lack of shared strategies anywhere just to have a basic template with most of the above (and other) options to key off of. If you don't know C+ coding, the error messages are very hard to figure out so I have tended to stay away. But now I want to use strategies to test key ideas even if I don't particularly want to run them for generating income. Working only in indicators is too complicated at this point and really doesn't work for testing purposes.
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Is it possible to use all three in the same strategy? I have put stopLoss, trailStop and profitTarget in some strategies but when I backtest the trail stop doesn't take effect. When I check the entries and exits on the chart it looks like the stop loss is taking effect but the profit target and trail stop are ignored. Does that make sense to you? I'll post my code later on if you'd like to take a look?