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Trailing and Fixed Stop

Old March 10th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trailing and Fixed Stop


I am creating a custom strategy that utilizes two orders. The first (Entry A) has a fixed profit target and the second (Entry B) is managed only by the Stop Loss.

When Entry A hits its profit target, then the stop loss for Entry B is moved closer to the price. Specifically it will look like this:

"When Entry A hits profit target, move Entry B Stop Loss to (Entry Price - (Profit Target - Entry Price))."

Entry Price: 50
Stop Loss: 30
Entry A Target: 60

When Entry A closes at 60, then Entry B Stop loss is then moved to 40.

Currently, this is what I have:

If ()
				//Order Entries A & B as well as Order for Initial Stop Loss
                EnterLongStop(DefaultQuantity, TrendPilotPricesLong(EntryPerc, StopPerc, TargetPerc).LongEntry[0], "LongEntryA");
                EnterLongStop(DefaultQuantity, TrendPilotPricesLong(EntryPerc, StopPerc, TargetPerc).LongEntry[0], "LongEntryB");
As far as I can tell, that should set the initial stop prices for both orders and create the profit target for Entry A.

What I need now is to figure out how to determine if Entry A has closed at the profit target and then tell NinjaTrader to move the Entry B stop to its next price.

My problem:
  • I can not figure out how to tell NinjaTrader to check if Entry A has closed at Profit Target
  • I can not figure out how to tell NinjaTrader to move the Stop Loss for Entry B

Finally, when that happens, the stop loss will need to do one more thing. When an indicator, let's assume SMA, is above the Entry B Stop price, I want the stop order to trail the SMA. I would assume that I would do something like this:

if (SMA > StopPrice + ???)

I would like this to update at every bar.

I assume that I would need to create a variable for "StopPrice".

Naturally, I would like the stop loss to only go up. How do I insure that it does not re-set the stop price to a lower price if the SMA starts going down?

I know that this is a lot in a single post - sorry for that. I just assumed it might be easiest to get all of my questions out at the same time.

I appreciate the help that anyone is able to give.

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