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Postby newark18 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:32 pm

Why is it that the current prices on my order (in the order window of MT4) is different than the time and sales in my chart? It is always 2-3 pips to my disadvantage. I look up at my chart and think that I should be at BE but then I am losing in my order. Can someone explain? It's like they are artificially creating a greater spread.
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Postby newark18 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Right now EURJPY is 3 pips off.
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Postby newark18 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:51 pm

or does the price include the commission?
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Postby adaseb » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:12 pm

What time was it 2-3 pips away? Was it after the NY close?

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Postby newark18 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:36 pm

I think it is because the current price includes commission. But sometimes it doesn't add up right. For instance, the price on the time and sales plus commission doesn't always equal my current order price. Most of the time it is close but sometimes it is off.

I believe it was after the NY close.
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Postby es/pip » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:15 am

if i understand what you are saying correctly it may be this


say you are short

the price is 1.3000 on the bid and 1.3002 on the offer

you are looking at where the market is printing--- which is always the bid--- based on the chart

but your p/l is taking worst case fill into effect by getting you out on the offer-- since you would be buying at the market to cover

hence the difference
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