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How to set a dinamic stop loss based on percent

I'm new on this forum and this is my first message so hello everyone!

I am a newbie of the C# and the NinjaTrader scripting; I am from Italy so sorry for my poor english. Hope the theme that follows were not already studied and if it will be redundant, sorry again.

Coming to us: I am trying to set a stop loss on an open position when a determinated unrealized profit is reached.

Example: my enter price is 10000 and it grows to 10050; at this point my script set a new stop loss to 10040. Actually I am able to do that using this code:

// Dinamic stop loss: Set a new stop loss when a determinated unrealized profit is reached

if (Position.MarketPosition == MarketPosition.Long
&& Median[0] == Position.AvgPrice + 50 * TickSize)
{
SetStopLoss("", CalculationMode.Price, Position.AvgPrice + 40 * TickSize, false);
}


It works well but I would need to set a new stop loss based not more on a prefixed ticks value but on a percent value of the enter price (the Position.AvgPrice).

Example: my enter price is 10000 and it grows of the 1% to 10100; at this point my script should set a new stop loss of the 0.8% to 10080.

I spent a lot of time and energies trying all possible solution without any result... it seems like any double value doesnt' work.

Where am I wrong?! Can anyone help me please?


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I'm new on this forum and this is my first message so hello everyone!

I am a newbie of the C# and the NinjaTrader scripting; I am from Italy so sorry for my poor english. Hope the theme that follows were not already studied and if it will be redundant, sorry again.

Coming to us: I am trying to set a stop loss on an open position when a determinated unrealized profit is reached.

Example: my enter price is 10000 and it grows to 10050; at this point my script set a new stop loss to 10040. Actually I am able to do that using this code:

// Dinamic stop loss: Set a new stop loss when a determinated unrealized profit is reached

if (Position.MarketPosition == MarketPosition.Long
&& Median[0] == Position.AvgPrice + 50 * TickSize)
{
SetStopLoss("", CalculationMode.Price, Position.AvgPrice + 40 * TickSize, false);
}


It works well but I would need to set a new stop loss based not more on a prefixed ticks value but on a percent value of the enter price (the Position.AvgPrice).

Example: my enter price is 10000 and it grows of the 1% to 10100; at this point my script should set a new stop loss of the 0.8% to 10080.

I spent a lot of time and energies trying all possible solution without any result... it seems like any double value doesnt' work.

Where am I wrong?! Can anyone help me please?

It should be possible with something like:

 
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stopPrice = myEntryPrice + ((Position.AvgPrice - myEntryPrice) *0.8);

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It should be possible with something like:

 
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stopPrice = myEntryPrice + ((Position.AvgPrice - myEntryPrice) *0.8);

Thanks Ratfink!

Unfortunately that code doesnt' seem to work; I suppose that the matter is about the variable type so when the output is a double it doesnt' work; I am actually working on convert a double variable in a int variable... I hope I am not still wasting my time on the wrong assuption!

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Thanks Ratfink!

Unfortunately that code doesnt' seem to work; I suppose that the matter is about the variable type so when the output is a double it doesnt' work; I am actually working on convert a double variable in a int variable... I hope I am not still wasting my time on the wrong assuption!

Just another thought - maybe you need to use the Round2TickSize function as well?

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Just another thought - maybe you need to use the Round2TickSize function as well?

So it would actually be stopPrice = Instrument.MasterInstrument.Round2TickSize (stopPrice); for example.

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Just in case it is not obvious:

To use ratfink's code:
 
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stopPrice = myEntryPrice + ((Position.AvgPrice - myEntryPrice) *0.8);
you would first have to declare the variables (something like this):
 
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double myEntryPrice = 12341234.12;
double stopPrice = myEntryPrice + ((Position.AvgPrice - myEntryPrice) *0.8);
When you say the code doesn't work do you mean it doesn't compile (compilation errors) or simply doesn't return proper value. If you have compilation errors post them here so it will be easier for someone to assist you.

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It works! You two are great, thank you friends!

My assumption was correct and your solutions simply perfect!

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It works! You two are great, thank you friends!

My assumption was correct and your solutions simply perfect!

Great - and welcome to futures.io (formerly BMT)! It's not a bad place to hang out.

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Now I'm trying to use a trailing stop instead a stop loss. I am using this code:


else if (Position.MarketPosition == MarketPosition.Long && Median[0] == targetstep1)

{
SetTrailStop("", CalculationMode.Price, trailing1, false);
}


instead of:

{
SetStopLoss("", CalculationMode.Price, trailing1, false);
}


("targetstep1" is a determineted target price level and "trailin1" is an integer variable of a stop price)

It doesn't work... what's wrong with me?!


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