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Topic: trouble getting strategy to load the way i want.

I seem to get two SAR lines of dots at the same time , not sure why ?
I'm gettting a very big loss here but when i back test it manually by hand on different pairs and 30M,1H, and 4H i alway get a good profit

Here is what i want to do:

buy = when i get Parbolic SAR buy signal, and candle opens above 50 MA (simple moving average)
close trade = when i get a sell signal from SAR

sell short just the opposite

sell short = when i get a sell signal from SAR and  candle opens below 50 MA (simple moving average)
close trade = when i get a buy signal from SAR.

I also want to put stop loss at location of dot from SAR

this is a very simple strategy

This it what i have so  far but doesnt seem to be what im looking for;

If any could please show me how to set this strategy up would be very helpful.

thankyou

ThisForex Strategy Builder v2.5.3.1
Strategy name: MA 50, SAR
Exported on: 11/6/2007 10:58:28 AM

Market: EURUSD 1 Hour
Spread: 4 pips
Swap Number: 1 pip

Intrabar scanning: Not accomplished
Interpolation method: Pessimistic scenario
Ambiguous bars: 0
Tested bars: 16962
Balance: -2069 pips
Minimum account: -2408 pips
Maximum drawdown: 2744 pips
Time in position: 81 %

A same direction signal - Does nothing
An opposite direction signal - Does nothing

[Opening point of the position]
Bar Opening
     Enter the market at the beginning of the bar
     Base price  -  Open

[Opening logic condition]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.06999999
     Increment  -  0.05999999
     Maximum AF  -  2

[Opening logic condition]
Moving Average
     The position opens above the MA value
     Smoothing method  -  Simple
     Base price  -  Close
     Period  -  50
     Shift  -  0
     Use previous bar value  -  Yes

[Closing point of the position]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.02
     Increment  -  0.01
     Maximum AF  -  2



Forex Strategy Builder v2.5.3.1
Strategy name: MA 50, SAR
Exported on: 11/6/2007 10:58:28 AM

Market: EURUSD 1 Hour
Spread: 4 pips
Swap Number: 1 pip

Intrabar scanning: Not accomplished
Interpolation method: Pessimistic scenario
Ambiguous bars: 0
Tested bars: 16962
Balance: -2069 pips
Minimum account: -2408 pips
Maximum drawdown: 2744 pips
Time in position: 81 %

A same direction signal - Does nothing
An opposite direction signal - Does nothing

[Opening point of the position]
Bar Opening
     Enter the market at the beginning of the bar
     Base price  -  Open

[Opening logic condition]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.06999999
     Increment  -  0.05999999
     Maximum AF  -  2

[Opening logic condition]
Moving Average
     The position opens above the MA value
     Smoothing method  -  Simple
     Base price  -  Close
     Period  -  50
     Shift  -  0
     Use previous bar value  -  Yes

[Closing point of the position]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.02
     Increment  -  0.01
     Maximum AF  -  2

Re: trouble getting strategy to load the way i want.

You have two PSAR charts because you use two indicators PSAR. Each strategy slot contains a different indicator. This allows you to set different logic and parameters using one indicator placed in different slots.

In the strategies you mentioned you use two PSARs. The first is into an "Opening logic condition" slot

[Opening logic condition]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.06999999
     Increment  -  0.05999999
     Maximum AF  -  2

Placed here the PSAR determines the trade direction only.

The other PSAR:
[Closing point of the position]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.02
     Increment  -  0.01
     Maximum AF  -  2

Placed in the "Closing point of the position" this PSAR determines the trade direction as well as the exit point.

Since you use two different PSAR's you have them plotted on the chart.

You can achieve the logic of your strategy by using one PSAR only placed into the  "Closing point of the position" slot.

Forex Strategy Builder v2.5.3.3
Strategy name: New
Exported on: 11/6/2007 10:09:47 PM

Market: EURUSD 1 Hour
Spread: 4 pips
Swap Number: 1 pip

Intrabar scanning: Not accomplished
Interpolation method: Pessimistic scenario
Ambiguous bars: 0
Tested bars: 17552
Balance: -2159 pips
Minimum account: -2159 pips
Maximum drawdown: 2582 pips
Time in position: 82 %

A same direction signal - Does nothing
An opposite direction signal - Does nothing

[Opening point of the position]
Bar Opening
     Enter the market at the beginning of the bar
     Base price  -  Open

[Opening logic condition]
Moving Average
     The bar opens above the MA value
     Smoothing method  -  Simple
     Base price  -  Close
     Period  -  50
     Shift  -  0
     Use previous bar value  -  Yes

[Closing point of the position]
Parabolic SAR
     PSAR determines the position's direction
     Starting AF  -  0.02
     Increment  -  0.01
     Maximum AF  -  2

You can use either "The bar opens above the MA value" or "The position opens above the MA value" since they are equal in this case.

I think the calculations are correct. I've tracked the FSB chart deal by deal and cannot see anything wrong.
Please download the latest version of FSB. It fixes a critical bug with "Starc Bands" indicator.

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