Topic: Need higher Slippage than "20"

The slippage in FSB can be set to a maximum of "20" only at the moment. This might be sufficient for a 4-digit broker, but for 5 digits, "20" means not more than "2" pips slippage on a 4 digit broker. This number needs to be able to be set higher.

Re: Need higher Slippage than "20"

strange I don't see it is limited by 20. I could configure 50, and if you broker does more then 2pips slipage you should consider to get another one for comparison.

Re: Need higher Slippage than "20"

My settings on Auto, and have no issues on Tada or Alpari, and FST trades A LOT!.

Re: Need higher Slippage than "20"

I do refer to FSB, not FST. It need the higher slippage for FSB as well since it influences the backtests. Go to FSB, you will see slippage can´t be set higher than 20.

Re: Need higher Slippage than "20"

Yes, I can confirm that max is 20, and I tried to change it in System\instruments.xml file, however, system crushes with following error:

See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '25' is not valid for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'Minimum' and 'Maximum'.
Parameter name: Value
   at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.set_Value(Decimal value)
   at Forex_Strategy_Builder.Instrument_Editor.SetPropertiesForm()
   at System.Windows.Forms.ListControl.OnSelectedValueChanged(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.OnSelectedValueChanged(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.OnSelectedIndexChanged(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ListBox.set_SelectedIndex(Int32 value)
   at Forex_Strategy_Builder.Instrument_Editor.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.3074 (QFE.050727-3000)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll

I suggest you use 4 digits data, it is very simple to change just use Excel 2007 it can hold 1million records. (2003 only 65k).

However, I personally would not trade with broker which has more then 2pips of slippage, any way. I have traded a lot and did not see this is the case, as all disant brokers keep quality now, I remember FXCM had this issue, but it was more then a year ago it was fixed then they moved to Boston Tech.
Alpari/Oanda/dukascopy/ don't never had issues.

Re: Need higher Slippage than "20"

You can easily simulate slippage by increasing the Spread value in Market -> Edit Instruments window.

You have to increase the Spread with 2 x Slippage.

Slippage 50, spread 25 = Slippage 20, Spread 85


I'll increase the max value in FSB to 200.