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    Default Add a maxspread

    Also called Spread Filter :

    At the beginning of the code, after extern parameters, add :

    Code:
    extern int MaxSpread=2;
    After start(){, add :

    Code:
    if((Ask-Bid)>MaxSpread*Point)return(0);
    And that's all.

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    The problem that I can see with this idea, Funyoo, is that if you already have an open position the EA will not be able to close it if the spread changes.

    I realise that it's probably intended for scalping EA's where the spread can be critical, but it is important to either use TP's and SL's when the order is sent to open the position or, alternatively, you would have to think carefully about the sequence of lines in the rest of the code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezzer1961 View Post
    The problem that I can see with this idea, Funyoo, is that if you already have an open position the EA will not be able to close it if the spread changes.

    I realise that it's probably intended for scalping EA's where the spread can be critical, but it is important to either use TP's and SL's when the order is sent to open the position or, alternatively, you would have to think carefully about the sequence of lines in the rest of the code.
    Indeed you are right. The conditions to exit have to be set before this line.

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