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## stop loss and trailing stop in GAPS EA

 3 ghibellino 2014.02.19 12:41   hello, I ask help with a simple EA, to open a position when there is a gap between the close on Friday and the opening Monday. I have this EA, and I would like to put a stop loss and trailing stop, but all the solutions I've tried it give me error. Can you help? thanks ```//+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //|                                                         gaps.mq4 | //|                                                        SFK Corp. | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ #property copyright "SFK Corp." #property link      "" //---- input parameters extern int    min_gapsize = 1; extern double lotsize_gap = 0.1; //---- datetime order_time = 0; //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| expert initialization function                                   | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ int init()   { //----    return(0);   } //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| expert deinitialization function                                 | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ int deinit()   { //----    return(0);   } //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ //| expert start function                                            | //+------------------------------------------------------------------+ int start()   { /* Thing to be done in future in this program to make it more efficient and more powerful:    1. Make the dicission of the quantity of lots used according to       the scillators;    2. This program will catch the gaps. Things to ware of:    1. the spread;    2. excuting the order not on the gap ends a little bit less. */ // Defining the variables to decide.    Print("order time", order_time);    double current_openprice = iOpen(Symbol(), PERIOD_M15, 0);    double previous_highprice = iHigh(Symbol(), PERIOD_M15, 1);    double previous_lowprice = iLow(Symbol(), PERIOD_M15, 1);    double point_gap = MarketInfo(Symbol(), MODE_POINT);    int spread_gap = MarketInfo(Symbol(), MODE_SPREAD);    datetime current_time = iTime(Symbol(), PERIOD_M15, 0); // catching the gap on sell upper gap    if(current_openprice > previous_highprice + (min_gapsize + spread_gap)*point_gap &&       current_time != order_time)      {        int ticket = OrderSend(Symbol(), OP_SELL, lotsize_gap, Bid, 0, 0,                               previous_highprice + spread_gap*point_gap,                               "", 4, 0, Red);        order_time = iTime(Symbol(), PERIOD_M15, 0);        Print("I am inside (sell) :-)", order_time);        //----        if(ticket < 0)          {            Print("OrderSend failed with error #", GetLastError());          }      }``` similar
 14167 RaptorUK 2014.02.19 12:44 #   ghibellino: hello, I ask help with a simple EA, to open a position when there is a gap between the close on Friday and the opening Monday. I have this EA, and I would like to put a stop loss and trailing stop, but all the solutions I've tried it give me error. Can you help? thanks Please use the SRC button to post code . . .
 3 ghibellino 2014.02.19 13:28 #   RaptorUK: Please use the SRC button to post code . . . ok, sorry, I edit the post
 14167 RaptorUK 2014.02.19 13:40 #   ghibellino: ok, sorry, I edit the post Thank you
 1315 FMIC 2014.02.19 16:09 #   ghibellino: hello, I ask help with a simple EA, to open a position when there is a gap between the close on Friday and the opening Monday. I have this EA, and I would like to put a stop loss and trailing stop, but all the solutions I've tried it give me error. Can you help? thanks Please inform us of the error code given. Also, I suggest that besides the Error, that you also Print both Bid and Ask, so as to see spread, as well as the Stops used (TakeProfit in this case) as well as the Minimum Stop allowed for the symbol in question. Also, please note that you are using a slippage of 0, leaving no tolerance at all. Only after you are able to supply us with the extra information will we be able to better understand the problem.
 1315 FMIC 2014.02.19 22:51 #   ghibellino: thanks for your interest, as a solution I tried to insert the stop loss in ... If you want to us help, you have to provides us with the information requested and follow our suggestions when possible, otherwise you we will just be going around in circles, with no solution to the problem. So, please read my comments again and try to do as I suggested and provide us with the information requested in order to find a solution.
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WHRoeder 2014.02.19 23:01 #

1.  Play video Please edit your post. For large amounts of code, attach it.
You've be asked before. Why didn't you?

2. but it is a bad solution because the stop loss is not adjustable, and also the EA works only on cross JPY
```extern int stoploss = 50;
int ticket = OrderSend (Symbol (), OP_SELL, lotsize_gap, Bid, 0, current_openprice+stoploss,```
So make your external parameter pips and adjust it for pair and 4/5 digit brokers