Exit strategy after 7 days


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the strat below exits after RSI2 crosses above 50.  instead, i’d like the strategy to exit after a user-specified number of days, 7, for example.  how would you do that?  thanks!

input price = close;
input length = 2;

input rsiAverageType = AverageType.WILDERS;

def rsi = reference RSI(price = price, length = length, averageType = rsiAverageType);

AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_to_open, rsi crosses below 5);
AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_to_close, rsi crosses above 50);

 

 

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Asked on March 28, 2022 6:57 am
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This solution requires that you set the time frame of the chart to daily. This will not work on any other time frame because instead of exiting after 7 days it's exiting after 7 bars. Whatever time frame you set the chart to, the exit will always occur on the 7th bar after the entry signal.

I have included a user input to allow you to adjust the number of bars before exit through the Edit Studies window.

input price = close;
input length = 2;
input rsiAverageType = AverageType.WILDERS;
input exitAfterBars = 7;
def rsi = reference RSI(price = price, length = length, averageType = rsiAverageType);
def longEntry = rsi crosses below 5;
AddOrder(OrderType.BUY_TO_OPEN, longEntry);
AddOrder(OrderType.SELL_TO_CLOSE, longEntry[exitAfterBars]);

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