EnterShortLimit()

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EnterShortLimit()

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Definition

Generates a sell short stop limit order to enter a short position.

 

Method Return Value

An Order read-only object that represents the order. Reserved for experienced programmers, additional information can be found within the Advanced Order Handling section.

 

Syntax
EnterShortLimit(double limitPrice)
EnterShortLimit(double limitPrice, string signalName)

EnterShortLimit(int quantity, double limitPrice)

EnterShortLimit(int quantity, double limitPrice, string signalName)

 

The following method variation is for experienced programmers who fully understand Advanced Order Handling concepts:

 

EnterShortLimit(int barsInProgressIndex, bool isLiveUntilCancelled, int quantity, double limitPrice, string signalName)

 

 

Note: If using a method signature that does not have the parameter quantity, the order quantity will be taken from the quantity value set in the strategy dialog window when running or backtesting a strategy

 

 

Parameters

signalName

User defined signal name identifying the order generated. Max 50 characters.

limitPrice

The limit price of the order.

quantity

Entry order quantity.

isLiveUntilCancelled

The order will NOT expire at the end of a bar, but instead remain live until the CancelOrder() method is called or its time in force is reached.

barsInProgressIndex

The index of the Bars object the order is to be submitted against. Used to determines what instrument the order is submitted for.

 

 

See the BarsInProgress property.

 

 

Examples

ns


protected override void OnBarUpdate()
{
    if (CurrentBar < 20)
        return;
 
    // Only enter if at least 10 bars has passed since our last entry
    if ((BarsSinceEntryExecution() > 10 || BarsSinceEntryExecution() == -1) && CrossAbove(SMA(10), SMA(20), 1))
        EnterShortLimit(GetCurrentAsk(), "SMA Cross Entry");
}