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If 5 trades are allowed on one strategy and there are MOO exits and new MOO entries at the same time, the number of open trades could be above 5 for a few seconds.

So shouldn't you limit the number of open trades to 5 for the thresholds, but rather set the number of entry orders filled to 5 so that the symbol rotation works?
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Cone8
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Why would you use thresholds for a rotation strategy?
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It's no rotation strategy. It's a "normal" limit Dip Buyer.

I tried to trade the knife juggler to test real money trading with limit entrys...
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Sorry, I ran with the last thing I read, "so that the symbol rotation works".

The Knife Juggler doesn't have restrictions on the number of positions it can hold - it's only limited by Buying Power. What's your goal here?
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I am running this knife j. system with 20% of equity. so there are 5 trades "allowed".

If you use market on open entrys & exits - sometimes the new entrys are executed a few seconds earlier then the exits.

So you leverage your account for seconds...and there are more than 5 open positions.

Now, if the threshold is set to 5 open positions, does that cause problems?

Could this lead to a trading stop taking effect (threshold) and no further orders being executed?
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There are so many variables, you have to do what works for you. Is it cash or margin account? Are you really trading 20% of the buying power of the account for each position? Or is it just a 20% of some partial allocation of the account? Are there other positions that the strategy needs to ignore in the account? Does it really matter if you have more than 5 open positions for a short time?

A backtest has to make several assumptions, are you making the same ones? For example, if you exit at profit limit, that frees up a spot for another position - but the backtest isn't able to add another position for that day (bar).
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In fact - you are right - there are many questions that would go beyond the scope of this discussion...

And by the way - thanks for the last paragraph. That would have been my next question, which is answered here.

Thanks for the great support!
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