In the Strategy Editor there are three columns. The middle column holds the Strategy Properties, the Entry Rules and the Exit Rules.
Strategy Properties is the box at the top. The Strategy Properties box shows the trading amount, the Stop Loss, and the Take Profit.
If you click on the Strategy Properties box a panel will appear on the left. When this panel is open you won't be able to edit the other parts of the strategy. To edit other parts of the strategy first close the panel.
To close the panel there are two buttons at the bottom of it:
You set the trading amount in lots. The real currency amount depends on the number you set and the lot size of the symbol. For example, if the lot size of your broker for that symbol is 100 000 and you use Entry lots = 0.1, EA Studio will open position of 10 000.
In EA Studio you can set protections by using Stop Loss and Take Profit. The protections can be switched on and off. When a protection is enabled EA Studio will use the values you set. EA Studio will set the same values in the exported Expert Advisors.
Stop Loss is a protection in the event the market moves against our position. It is always placed below a long position or above a short position. You can set the Stop Loss to Fixed or Trailing.
The Tarling Stop trails ones per bar in EA Studio and in the produced Expert Advisors. We designed it in that way, because it guarantees 100 % correct backtest on bar data.
When a Trailing Stop is used, EA Studio sets an initial Stop Loss to a position according to the value in pips. On every next bar, EA Studio checks for a new high or low and moves the Stop Loss to the corresponding pips below or above the market price.
Without a Stop Loss, you have no control over the losses. No matter what trading strategy you have decided to use, money management is key to your trading success. It will help you stay in the markets for a longer time.
Take Profit is a protection that will close a position on profit after the market has moved in the direction that opened the position in. Take Profit is based on a predefined number of pips.
Remember that you set the protection values in pips. Be careful with that because a pip has a different value depending on the number of decimal digits in the quotation of your broker.