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Anyone who needs a flat stop set after a certain amount of profit, I have an answer

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Anyone who needs a flat stop set after a certain amount of profit, I have an answer

I have gone from being completely new to ninjatrader, ninjascript and programming in general to finishing programming my own strategy in about a month and a half, and I have to give a lot of credit to this forum, because browsing through threads here taught me 80% of what I learned.

So to pay it forward here is a little code that I have seen a lot of people have questions about. Setting a flat stop once you are a few points in profit. The great thing about this code is that you can still use SetTrailStop() if you want because this code doesn't use SetStopLoss(). So here it is. Enjoy


This will set a flat stop once you are 2 points in profit.

Under the Variables region:

 
Code
private bool stopSet = false;

Under the OnBarUpdate() section:

 
Code
if (Position.MarketPosition == MarketPosition.Long)
{
				if (Close [0] >= Position.AvgPrice + 2)
				{
				stopSet = true;
				}

				if (stopSet && Close [0] <= Position.AvgPrice)
				{
				ExitLong();
				stopSet = false;
				}
}

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