Strategy Symbol

This article describes how to set one symbol for use in all indicators and rules in your strategy.


Quick Start
The Strategy Symbol is an easy way to use the same symbol throughout your strategy. Just select Strategy Symbol whenever you create or edit an indicator or rule.

 

Where to set the Strategy Symbol
On the Modify Strategy screen, you will see a prominent colored box that says ‘Select Symbol’ (see Figure 1). Clicking on this will open the Strategy Symbol Selector window (see Figure 2).

 

Figure 1. Strategy editor before a Symbol has been selected for the strategy.



Figure 2. Symbol Selector window.

 

 

Symbol Selector
The Symbol Selector component is a drop down list of symbols (see Figure 3). You will find this component when creating or editing Indicators, Signal Rules, or Trade Timing rules that use a custom rule. The Symbol Selector will automatically default to the Strategy Symbol.


Default to Strategy Symbol

When adding a new indicator, or when adding a symbol condition to a rule, the symbol selector will default to the Strategy Symbol.



Figure 3. Symbol Selector in Indicator editor.

 

Default list of Symbols
Prior to adding and associating your trading account to your strategy, Magick shows a default list of commonly used symbols.

 

Broker specific Symbols
Once your strategy is associated with a trading account, the symbols that your broker offers will be displayed.

 

Known Issues

Changing a startegy symbol while the strategy is running
When enabled, any changes to your strategy will be immediately deployed.

However, there is currently a known issue in regards to changing the symbol. When changing the symbol, any previously opened trades are no longer managed by your strategy's Stop Loss and Take Profit rules. This will be fixed in a future release.

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