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traderblues
195 posts
msg #51221
Ignore traderblues
4/19/2007 3:16:43 PM

I didn't know if I should put this request here, or in the comments and suggestions forum:

Currently in the backtester, you can set a conditional entry and check the conditional box to only enter the order if it hits your conditional price. This is good. But if you don't want to check the box, it will default to the open price if your conditional entry is not hit. Wouldn't it make sense to default to the closing price if your conditional price is not hit and you don't check the box? There's no way in real trading that you can go back to the market open and get the opening price if your limit order is not hit. But you can change your limit order to a market order at the close.

Likewise, if you input a conditional exit it will default to the day's open price if your conditional exit price is not hit. I would like it to default to the exit price. It would also be nice if we had a check box for the exits like we have for the entries.

BJS

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