ATR Based Trailing Stops
Author: dirk01
Creation Date: 10/7/2008 10:53 PM
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dirk01

#1
I just downloaded Wealthlab and used your strategy rule tool to program a 80 day breakout entry. Now I'm wondering how I can use the same tools to program a ATR based trailing stop for backtesting purposes. All I can find are % based trailingstops

I'm new to Wealthlab and this forum so any help would be much appreciated!!!

Dirk
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Eugene

#2
There are no ATR exits under the Trailing stop category, but it would be a good idea to add them to the Rules library.

However it's possible to program an ATR trailing stop in the Strategy code: see the QuickRef entry for HighestHighAsOfBar for an example.
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dirk01

#3
Thanks for that...I suppose I have to start reading up on code so I can fill the strategy rule gaps in WL5.