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    Setting Trailing Stop

    Hi,
    Created a simple moving average strategy and I cannot seem to get the trailing stop to work when a backtest. When I enterlong I used a signal name "long" and when I enter short I use signal name short. When I set a trailing stop of $.02 I referance the signal names and set simulated to "true". Am I missing something?
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    Last edited by beezerlm; 08-05-2009, 06:51 AM.

    #2
    Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    What mode are you using for your trailing stop? If you have it set to price, it enters your stop literally at the price of $.02. That is why it never triggers.

    Try using mode ticks/percent instead. For percent .01 = 1%.
    Ray S.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      Thanks
      I was using price for the trailing stop. I changed it to percent with a value of .20 and I get the same results?

      Any thoughts?

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        #4
        Originally posted by beezerlm View Post
        Thanks
        I was using price for the trailing stop. I changed it to percent with a value of .20 and I get the same results?

        Any thoughts?
        A value of .20 is equivalent to a 20% stop. If you want 2%, use .02.

        This is likely the issue.
        Ray S.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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          #5
          Thank you. That was it.

          when it asked for a percentage I thought it meant 1 would = 1% instead of 100%

          Thanks Again!

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