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# Executing Sell and Buy orders of an asset

• I have been banging my head around the forum and the internet but could not figure out, how to place sell and buy order in one asset. The code I have just makes a buy trade based on a certain condition and then sells the bought asset off after meeting a different condition. I am trying to instantiate two different trades (long and short) which will be closed on meeting specific conditions.
Code:

``````    self.log('Close: %.5f' % self.dataclose[0])

if self.order:
return

if not self.position:
if self.rsi[0] >= 70:
self.log('SELL Created: %.5f' % self.dataclose[0])
self.order = self.sell()

else:
if self.rsi[0] <= 30:

• It may be to early in the morning, but I fail to understand your problem.

You want to buy when a certain condition is met and buy when another is met. The code apparently does that.

May be the key is here

I am trying to instantiate two different trades (long and short) which will be closed on meeting specific conditions.

You probably want to elaborate a bit more.

• It was infact early in the morning, but to elaborate, as of now my code only buys the asset i.e it only goes long and closes the position when a certain condition is met. I want to know is how can I initiate a long order and a short order within the code. So go long when RSI below 30 but short it when its is above 70.

• If you buy and sell the same quantity you won't obviously go short.

You can either:

• Double the size of the existing position and buy/sell that amount (you obviously need a small exception when the initial position is not existent)
• Use first `self.close()` and then buy/sell the exact amount you want.

And you of course:

• Need to check if the position is positive (long)/negative (short) rather than simply test for position existence.

• As an alternative you can try the `FixedReverser` sizer, which does everything automatically for you. See:

• @backtrader I tried executing the trade with what you mentioned above, but I got the best execution using the bracket orders with a risk method controlling the sizes.
Really appreciate the timely response, Thank you.

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