# Conditional order just won't work

#### LongGuy

##### New member
I am trying to submit a conditional order that buys when the price is close to 9EMA on the 5m chart.
Code I am using within the Condition setup is:
def MA = MovAvgExponential(close,9,0,no);
def price=low;
def tol =absValue(low-MA)/MA;
plot x=tol<0.001;

I place the order and I always get an error "Order position effect could not be safely calculated...."

I tried using shares and dollars for amounts. Limit/Market for order type. Same error.

Would greatly appreciate any help.

Solution
I am trying to submit a conditional order that buys when the price is close to 9EMA on the 5m chart.
Code I am using within the Condition setup is:
def MA = MovAvgExponential(close,9,0,no);
def price=low;
def tol =absValue(low-MA)/MA;
plot x=tol<0.001;

I place the order and I always get an error "Order position effect could not be safely calculated...."

I tried using shares and dollars for amounts. Limit/Market for order type. Same error.

Would greatly appreciate any help.
It is not possible to say where you have gone astray as you would need to provide a step-by-step documentation.

Order Position generally refers to an error in quantity. You can't be using dollar amounts.
I am trying to submit a conditional order that buys when the price is close to 9EMA on the 5m chart.
Code I am using within the Condition setup is:
def MA = MovAvgExponential(close,9,0,no);
def price=low;
def tol =absValue(low-MA)/MA;
plot x=tol<0.001;

I place the order and I always get an error "Order position effect could not be safely calculated...."

I tried using shares and dollars for amounts. Limit/Market for order type. Same error.

Would greatly appreciate any help.
It is not possible to say where you have gone astray as you would need to provide a step-by-step documentation.

Order Position generally refers to an error in quantity. You can't be using dollar amounts.

Last edited:
Thanks Merry! I think your post helped me. My sell orders in OCO were not "100%" but were actual amount of shares (different from the buy amounts). I think that's what put it off. I replaced it with 100% and now it seems to work (at least in AH). Will test real time tomorrow. Thanks again for taking the time. I see you are an administrator. You are running a great forum. Cheers!

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