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Doubts about the Spread

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Carlos Manuel Calderon

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3 years ago #233236

Good afternoon, I have seen in your videos that to work with a pair of 5 digits like eurusd a spread of 3 micropips is used in both “Data manager” and in “Build Strategys / Settings / Data” … Then when I go to try some of the Strategies obtained with SQ in Meta Trader 4, I must configure the MT4 with a spread also of 3 micropips so that the strategy works and of results similar to those obtained in SQ … Therefore I have the doubt if the strategies obtained in SQ only works for spread of 3 micropips or they can also work for larger and more adjusted spreads to reality such as 3 or 5 pips (30 or 50 micropips)

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Mark Fric

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3 years ago #233242

Hello Carlos,

no, the spread is in pips, doesn’t matter if you use 4 or 5 digit broker. So if you configure it to 3 (for example), it is 3 pips, not 3 micropips.

The data have their pip size defined in Data manager, so it is not dependent on number of digits the symbol uses.

 

Mark
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tomas262

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3 years ago #233246

As for the strategy spread sensitivity, you can use SQ built-in robustness test to verify how the strategy will behave when the spread varies on the real market

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yazdan yazdan

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7 months ago #268927

Hi

Gold spread is 60 by default in the program.
Does this mean that gold spreads are tick sized?
For example, in the broker where I take a back test, the spread is about 2.5 pips. Do I have to enter the spread in program 2.5or 25?

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tomas262

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7 months ago #269337

The spread setting is meant to represent number of pips so if your broker has 2.5 you set the same value

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hankeys

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7 months ago #269360

its a question of how the data are set – if gold as default is using for piptick size and step 0.01/0.01, it means that spread will be 60, because this setting for piptick size is not in pips, but in ticks

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