The demise of Automan?
Solfest waits for a blue bar and upon completion of that bar Solfest places an order one tick above/below that blue bar for entry.
Automan cannot do this. Automan can only be programmed for the blue bar, not the future bar, the bar after.
The best Automan can do is place the order at bar close of the blue bar. This creates a few problems, one as you see above is if the bar after blue does not go your way you are still in the trade.
In fact the trade noted above went so fast against Solfest that the EMA angle on the blue bar (it was there, trust me) came off enough that the blue disappeared.
The bottom line is Solfest would not have taken this trade and Automan did.
Upon review of past trades Solfest can see on the trades that worked going in at bar close on the blue bar gets Solfest in at a better price.
But the review Solfest doesn't have is how many trades the Automan bar close would have taken, with no break of the high or low, and lost a full stop.
So.....the Big Boy Solfest Trader thing to do is go back to manual and track the different results from hypothetical bar close entries and the one tick above/below entries.
The stupid Solfest really wants to be Automan thing to do would be to say close enough and let Automan run.
Solfest thinks Solfest will do the Big Boy Trader thing and put Automan in the closet for a while.
Solfest will now cry like a Big Boy Trader.