Request: Add Position.Entry|ExitSignal to WS information shown to Subscribers
Author: LenMoz
Creation Date: 6/4/2013 11:46 AM
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LenMoz

#1


In my case, on opening signals, WLP's "signal" indicates the strength of the signal, where higher is better (it is also the priority for my backtests). This can be useful where a Subscriber does not choose to follow all signals, because of his/her due diligence or lack of funds. This would be one more piece of information to help a Subscriber decide.

Publishers, please add your support if this would be helpful for your current or planned strategies. Thanks.

Len
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Eugene

#2
What is a "signal" - Position.Priority?
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LenMoz

#3
I understand your confusion. My mistake. It's "Entry Name" on the Trades tab in WLP. In my case...

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... it's dsNN[bar - 1].ToString(), which I also use as Priority. Either one works to help a Subscriber for my strategy. I didn't know if Priority was persistent after the strategy run.

Eugene, perhaps you want to retitle this thread.
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Eugene

#4
Thanks for the clarification. We'll discuss it and let you know.
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Eugene

#5
We'll put this in our queue for later. Since the signal name might contain internal details that a publisher was not necessarily willing to disclose to the world, we agreed to make it an option.
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LenMoz

#6
I agree with, "as an option". Consider 2 options, "open" side and "close" side. I may not want to disclose my close signal name. If no choice, I would obfuscate it so only I know the meaning.

I don't get to use the word "obfuscate" very often. ;-)
Len
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Eugene

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Getting overloaded by options is not an option. The less is always the better for simplification and clearer user experience.

Plus, you can always choose to not attach a signal name in your system.

p.s. I use the word "obfuscate" quite often: every time I build and obfuscate extensions before releasing them. ;-)