When a trade was made on the Trader’s account, but it was not copied to the account of the Copying Trader, it could happen for some of the following reasons:
- There are not enough free funds on the account of the Copying Trader to open a new position;
- Copying is disabled for the profile of this Copying Trader or the Trader whose trades they are copying for a sole cause.
How long does it take to copy a trade? What happens if the price suddenly changes when copying?
Although the process of copying is very fast – less than 0.5 seconds, the trades copied to the account of the Copying Trader are executed at current prices.
Therefore, the execution prices on the account of the Copying Trader may differ slightly from the execution prices of similar trades on the Trader’s account.
Why can trades be closed without the Trader’s participation when using a copy type “Copying a fixed share of my equity”?
Yes, he/she may. However, the change will apply only to new copy traders who have joined the account after the change was made.
All current copy traders will still work under the conditions valid at the moment of their attachment.
So, we can single out the following reasons for early closure of trades when using a copy type “Copying a fixed share of investor’s equity”:
- It happens due to the divergence of opening/closing prices in the Trader’s and Copy Trader’s accounts. Even if the server copies an order within a few seconds, the price can still change.
- The Trader had had open trades on his/her account by the time a Copy Trader joined him/her, which led to a disproportionate change in the Trader’s and Copy Trader’s equity.
- The Trader’s account has been topped up without the Copy Trader’s accounts having been topped up, which has distorted the equity ratios in the accounts.