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Active Trader: Trailing Stop Functionality

Old April 5th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Active Trader: Trailing Stop Functionality


I'm looking to implement a trailing stop strategy that bumps my stop order up to breakeven plus one following, for example, 5 ticks. I then want the trailing stop order to advance up with the price action, so for instance for every 4 additional ticks, I want the trailing stop to follow by 4 ticks.

The above is a way of locking in profits in the event of reversals that are too quick to catch by hand adjusting the stops.

Is the above, or something similar to it, possible in TOS?


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