Tracking SLM Entry Delay

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Old Jul 24, 2011, 2:28pm   #76
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18ms from 1&1 VPS for me.
Which VPS provider are you with Goldfinger?
I'm using SWtech.

Had some issues with them initially, the server was randomly rebooting.

SWTech have since replaced the memory modules on the server that hosts my VPS, and since then it's been much better.

So the good things about SWTech are cheap price and low latency connection.

The bad things are slow customer service response and less reliability than some of the others like 1&1.

But with the tweaks I've done now to keep everything running even after a restart, any random reboots are no longer an issue.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 5:39pm   #77
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The last few trades I've been watching the EA at trade time, and I didn't get any login errors. But when the trade was supposed to be placed, the EA didn't place the trade and instead said something like "Looking to place buy order at 1.64217" (can't remember the exact message). When the price retraced to that price the trade was then placed.

Watching the time on the EA, I noticed that this seems to only be updated when the price moves. So I think what might be happening is that the first tick of the 6:30 candle is received after 6:30 and the price has already moved too far past the slippage setting at this point for a trade to be placed, meaning that the EA has to wait for the price to retrace before it can place the trade.

Watching the charts on SLM, I do find that quite often there seems to be a delay between one candle finishing and the next starting. Although candles don't seem to jump much, they do seem to sometimes appear after a delay with the price already moved up or down from the open point.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 6:14pm   #78
 
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The last few trades I've been watching the EA at trade time, and I didn't get any login errors. But when the trade was supposed to be placed, the EA didn't place the trade and instead said something like "Looking to place buy order at 1.64217" (can't remember the exact message). When the price retraced to that price the trade was then placed.

Watching the time on the EA, I noticed that this seems to only be updated when the price moves. So I think what might be happening is that the first tick of the 6:30 candle is received after 6:30 and the price has already moved too far past the slippage setting at this point for a trade to be placed, meaning that the EA has to wait for the price to retrace before it can place the trade.

Watching the charts on SLM, I do find that quite often there seems to be a delay between one candle finishing and the next starting. Although candles don't seem to jump much, they do seem to sometimes appear after a delay with the price already moved up or down from the open point.
I think you are spot on there djeyewater.
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Old Aug 2, 2011, 10:08am   #79
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havent had a problem since i close and re login before 6.30
I've been following Jonboy's advice on this and have now set up PC to automatically open MT4 and then close it again after trading ready for the next day:

Set up task scheduler to open MT4 at 6.28

Set up task scheduler to run nircmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) with parameter "closeprocess terminal.exe".
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Old Aug 4, 2011, 11:02pm   #80
 
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I've been following Jonboy's advice on this and have now set up PC to automatically open MT4 and then close it again after trading ready for the next day:

Set up task scheduler to open MT4 at 6.28

Set up task scheduler to run nircmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) with parameter "closeprocess terminal.exe".
You could use windows taskkill command to do that depending on your win version, not all have it.

Honestly I did not find that shutting down and restarting helped me at all.
I'm convinced that the issue is with the new tick required to process the EA code as described by djeyewater a few posts above.

Yesterday was 20 seconds early!

Spin' might be able to fix it by adding some "always on" refresh every x mS operation to the code but it would probably put the EA back into beta land for quite a while and drain resources quite a bit more on your PC&MT4 installation.
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