Strategy Object

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Strategy Object Back Testing Functions

The Strategy Object allows EFS scripts to submit simulated trade information for back testing analysis through the Strategy Analyzer (Tools-->Back Testing).  The Strategy Object is for back testing purposes only and is not intended for real time trading.

Strategy Methods
Method: Description:
doLong() Enters a long position.
doSell() Exits a long position.
doShort() Enters a short position.
doCover() Exits a short position.
isInTrade() Returns true or false to indicate the current status of a trading system.
isLong() Returns true or false to indicate the current status of a long position.
isShort() Returns true or false to indicate the current status of a short position.
setStop() Sets a stop order to exit a position.
clearStop() Clears, or cancels, current stop order.
getPositionSize() Returns the current position's number of contracts/shares. Result will be positive when long, negative when short and 0 when no position is held.
getDefaultLotSize() Returns the default lot size set by the Back Testing Preferences in the Strategy Analyzer.


Notes
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See Also

Back Testing Functions
EFS Library: Back Testing
Strategy Analyzer
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