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Stop-loss trade in ES market

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[2023-11-21 22:33:05]
User746875 - Posts: 25
In the ES market today (in simulation mode), I set a Sell-Stop trade with an entry price of 4543.00, stop-loss of 4548.00, and take-profit of 4542.00. I entered the trade at 16:20:50, and the market continued to sell off where I hit my take-profit price. But, for some reason, it looked like my TP wasn't there but my SL was there. The result was my trade floated around. Since the market closed, I ended up flattening the trade at a loss. Could you tell me what happened?
[2023-11-22 15:53:20]
John - SC Support - Posts: 29568
We can not say, as we do not have the information.

Everything you need is in your Trade Activity Log. You will want to look through and see what happened to the Target that you had set, or if it was never put on at all. Refer to the following for information on how to use the Trade Activity Log:
Trade Activity Log: Viewing Historical Trade Activity
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[2023-11-24 04:23:35]
User746875 - Posts: 25
I'll review my Trade Activity Log. But, I did review my DOM chart that i recorded for the trade in question. I saw that, once I hit my entry price, both my stop-loss and take-profit markers disappeared leaving only the entry marker. To that end, I stayed in the trade indefinitely until I flattened it.
[2023-11-24 19:47:52]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 13073
What you are describing is that the Attached Orders were rejected. For the reason why you need to examine the Trade Activity Log:
Trade Activity Log: Viewing Historical Trade Activity
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[2023-11-26 21:40:17]
User746875 - Posts: 25
I looked through the Trade Activity Log, and I believe I found why my order was rejected (see snapshot). I see under the "OrderActionSource" column, I see an "Order is expired based on Time in Force" entry at the 16:20:50.482053 transaction time stamp. I'm trying to find information on this. What does this mean?
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[2023-11-27 15:38:11]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 13073
There is another column in the Trade Activity Log showing the Time in Force.

You will want to use Good till Canceled for the time in force:
Attached Orders: Time In Force
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[2023-11-27 17:41:17]
User746875 - Posts: 25
I see my Trade in Force column shows "Day." That's strange because in the Main tab of my Trade window, it's set to "Good till Canceled."
[2023-11-27 20:46:48]
Sierra_Chart Engineering - Posts: 13073
You need to use Good till Canceled for Attached Orders.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2023-11-27 20:46:56
[2023-11-27 21:47:25]
User746875 - Posts: 25
This is Trade window setup. Is this what you mean?
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[2023-11-30 15:17:00]
John - SC Support - Posts: 29568
The image you provided shows the main trading window page, where you can set the "Time in Force" for the main trade. There is also an option on the "Targets" tab where you will set this for each Target/Stop. It is at the bottom and shows as "TIF:" (for Time in Force). Refer to the following:
Attached Orders: Time In Force
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[2023-12-01 04:08:19]
User746875 - Posts: 25
Yes, I see it now. In the "Targetes" tab, it's set to "Day" and I just changed it to "Good till Canceled." Thanks!

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