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Any example of using MACD with takeprofit and stop loss for Futures

I am looking for a basic example of using the MACD indicator for the S&P Mini Futures.

1.       Select S&P E Mini Futures Contract

2.       Get the contract with the highest open interest

3.       Prep MACD Indicator at the minute level

4.       If the Signal passed the MACD, enter long with take profit of 2 points

5.       Set Stop loss to 4 points

6.       Same for shorting

 

I have tried multiple times, but can't get this to work as my Take Profit and Stop Loss limits don't are not updated.

 

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Hi Lordy,

To get the contract with the greatest open interest, we sort the contracts by this property in OnData

for chain in slice.FutureChains:
contracts = [contract for contract in chain.Value]
if len(contracts) == 0:
self.oi_contract = None
self.macd = None
break
contract = sorted(contracts, key=lambda k : k.OpenInterest, reverse=True)[0]

We then make a MACD indicator for the filtered contract.

self.macd = self.MACD(contract.Symbol, 12, 26, 9, MovingAverageType.Exponential, Resolution.Minute)

To use the MACD values as the entry condition, we utilize a tolerance level. When deploying the initial market order, we also set the take profit and stop loss orders too.

tolerance = 0.003
signalDeltaPercent = self.macd.Current.Value - self.macd.Signal.Current.Value
if signalDeltaPercent < -tolerance:
#Go long
self.MarketOrder(symbol, 1)
self.takeProfit = self.LimitOrder(symbol, -1, price*1.01)
self.stopLoss = self.StopMarketOrder(symbol, -1, price*0.99)
if signalDeltaPercent > tolerance:
#Go short
self.MarketOrder(symbol, -1)
self.takeProfit = self.LimitOrder(symbol, 1, price*0.99)
self.stopLoss = self.StopMarketOrder(symbol, 1, price*1.01)

To ensure we don't have dangling orders in the market when one of our TP/SL is hit, we cancel open orders when one of these is filled.

def OnOrderEvent(self, orderEvent):
if orderEvent.Status != OrderStatus.Filled:
return
self.Cancel(orderEvent.OrderId)

def Cancel(self, id):
if self.takeProfit is not None and id == self.takeProfit.OrderId:
self.stopLoss.Cancel()
elif self.stopLoss is not None and id == self.stopLoss.OrderId:
self.takeProfit.Cancel()
else:
return
self.takeProfit = None
self.stopLoss = None

See the attached backtest for reference. To learn more, I recommend reviewing our Bootcamp lesson on trading futures.

Best,
Derek Melchin

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