Here is the reply from Steve on the issue of the 12/12 display extra orders when you choose 5/5 max charts. I turns out that this is an internal setting which sets default number of max buy/sells depending on the strategy you choose (in this case, TrendSurfer users max of 12/12 which it changes to when you set default of 5/5). Steve will be updating this function to make it more transparent to the user what is going on to eliminate confusion, so the user won't think this is a bug issue:
Flex EA Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Apr 22 at 11:02 AM
This is intended but I have plans to change the way it works. Right now to change the settings like max trades, take profit, virtual trades etc. for each strategy, and allow user modification I need some sort of check. The way it works now is I check if Max buy/sell = 5 (the default value) if it is and a different strategy is selected like trendsurfer, then it will use the internally set number of max buy/sells for that strategy which is 12. If you change the max buy/sell to anything other than 5, then that defined number of trades will be used instead. So in summary, you can't use 5 max buy/sells with trendsurfer, has to be 4 or 6.
I plan to possibly change this so all those settings display as '0' which will eliminate the problem above, and maybe make things simpler to understand for everyone.
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