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[2020-01-16 21:53:57]
arruga - Posts: 142 | Ending Date: 2020-03-16
Hi
I got a long only spreadsheet system (only the entry buy column has data)... I got attached stop and take profit orders via trade window... it works fine, except some short positions were initiated at times on the back test (on historical daily bars, not replay on intraday).
Any idea as to why and how some short positions are being initiated?

thanks
[2020-01-17 18:02:01]
arruga - Posts: 142 | Ending Date: 2020-03-16
hello!
[2020-01-17 20:02:08]
arruga - Posts: 142 | Ending Date: 2020-03-16
would you mind explaining what is the implication of selecting different simulated account starting balances? it doesn't seem to be causing any impact
[2020-01-18 12:23:15]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 81578 | Ending Date: 2020-06-09
Refer to:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/AutoTradeManagment.php#TroubleshootingAutoTradingSystemBehavior

An account balance is not used with simulated trading.
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[2020-01-18 20:21:03]
arruga - Posts: 142 | Ending Date: 2020-03-16
Thanks...
I understand, but my question is very gral in nature... how come short positions are initiated from a long only system, where only the buy entry column has data?
[2020-01-20 20:37:39]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 81578 | Ending Date: 2020-06-09
From our position this is impossible for us to answer for all the reasons given in the section linked to.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-01-20 20:37:47
[2020-01-21 17:17:24]
arruga - Posts: 142 | Ending Date: 2020-03-16
Let me try once more... forget my specific case, this is a question general in nature:

is there any circumstance in which a spreadsheet-based trading system could initiate a short position when only the BUY ENTRY column has data? (columns L, M, N are empty!)
[2020-01-24 00:20:56]
Sierra_Chart_Engineering - Posts: 537 | Ending Date: 2020-11-26
It does not make sense but the way to troubleshoot the problem is to see what is initiating the short position by looking at the Trade Activity Log:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/TradeActivityLog.php#ViewingHistoricalTradeActivity

You need to look at the Order Action Field and find out what is the source of that short position and what particular order action column or what.
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