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Demo 01 Entry and Exit Points

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Demo 01 Entry and Exit Points

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Author's Description

This strategy is for demonstration only and real-time trading is not advised.

Forex Strategy Trader uses trading strategies based on the technical analysis. A strategy of that type is basically a set of rules for entering and exiting the currency market, changing an existing position and defining the amount of lots being traded. These components are defined in the slots of the strategy section in FST. Let’s get a closer look at each of them.

The “Strategy Properties” section contains the rules for adding to and removing from an opened position, defines the amount of the lots being traded and sets Permanent Take Profit and Permanent Stop Loss values. For this particular strategy we’ve set the amount of lots being traded to 1 lot. We won’t be using adding to or removing from a position. The Permanent Stop Loss and Take Profit values are not set so we won’t be using them.

The “Opening Point of the Position” slot sets the price we’ll be using to enter the market. In our case we’ll enter long when the price reaches the upper Bollinger Band.

The “Closing Point of the Position” slot sets the price we’ll be using to exit the market and in this strategy we’ll always close at the end of the bar.

It is not necessary to set separate rules for short and long entry. We only choose the logic for long position and then FST calculates the symmetrical rules for short entry.

In this sample strategy we’ll enter short when the price reaches the lower Bollinger Band (the symmetrically opposite logic to entering long at the upper band). This is done automatically by the program every time you set entry rules.

The closing rules are still the same – at the end of the bar, because in this case we use Bar Closing price, which is the same regardless of the direction of trading.

Generated Description

Opening (Entry Signal)

  • Open a new long position at the Upper Band of Bollinger Bands* (Simple, Close, 20, 2.00).
  • Open a new short position at the Lower Band of Bollinger Bands* (Simple, Close, 20, 2.00).

Closing (Exit Signal)

  • Close an existing long position at the end of the bar.
  • Close an existing short position at the end of the bar.

Handling of Additional Entry Signals

Entry signal in the direction of the present position:

  • No averaging is allowed. Cancel any additional orders which are in the same direction.

Entry signal in the opposite direction:

  • No modification of the present position is allowed. Cancel any additional orders which are in the opposite direction.

Trading Size

Always trade a constant number of lots.

  • Opening of a new position - 1 lot.

Permanent Protection

  • The strategy doesn't use a Permanent Stop Loss.
  • The strategy doesn't use a Permanent Take Profit.

* Use the indicator value from the previous bar for all asterisk-marked indicators!