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Problem on cash/portfolio with leverage for FOREX

  • Hello guys,

    Im backtesting on FOREX EURUSD with daily data, with leverage=100. When I go long, the amount of cash is decreased buy price*quantity/100(my leverage), but when I go short the cash = price*quantity (without dividing by the leverage). All the orders are Market orders. This is making the cash plotting inconsistent, since it grows 100 times more when shorting than when going long.
    Im not sure if its a misconfiguration or it's a bug. Could anyone help me?


    The code used to print on the strategy:

    def notify_order(self, order):
            if(order.status in [order.Completed]):
                self.log('order', order.getstatusname(),'positionSize',, 'cash',, 'portfolio',
            if(order.status in [order.Canceled, order.Margin, order.Rejected]):
            self.log(order.ordtypename(), order.size, order.getstatusname())

    Sizer code that also logs:

    class MySizer(bt.Sizer):
        def log(self, *args):
        def _getsizing(self, comminfo, cash, data, isbuy):
            sizeNecessaryToRevert = abs(
            tradingSize = self.getSizeOnStandardDeviation(self.strategy.StandardDeviation[0])
                self.log('getting size to buy', tradingSize + sizeNecessaryToRevert)
                self.log('getting size to sell', (tradingSize + sizeNecessaryToRevert))
            return tradingSize + sizeNecessaryToRevert
        def getSizeOnStandardDeviation(self, stddev):
            valueToTrade = RISK_TO_TRADE *
            return math.floor(valueToTrade/stddev)

    My commissions configuration (no commission for now, just leverage), margin=False, mult=1, leverage=100) 


    2016-06-30, ('getting size to buy', 9226)
    2016-07-01, Buy, 9226, Submitted
    2016-07-01, Buy, 9226, Accepted
    2016-07-01, order, Completed, positionSize, 9226, cash, 9897.5784836, portfolio, 10032.014220000001
    2016-07-04, ('getting size to sell', 18788)
    2016-07-05, Sell, -18788, Submitted
    2016-07-05, Sell, -18788, Accepted
    2016-07-05, order, Completed, positionSize, -9562, cash, 20711.729000000003, portfolio, 10121.814000000004
    2016-07-08, ('getting size to buy', 19477)
    2016-07-11, Buy, 19477, Submitted
    2016-07-11, Buy, 19477, Accepted
    2016-07-11, order, Completed, positionSize, 9915, cash, 10041.182048000004, portfolio, 10162.589240000005
    2016-07-12, ('getting size to sell', 19742)
    2016-07-13, Sell, -19742, Submitted
    2016-07-13, Sell, -19742, Accepted
    2016-07-13, order, Completed, positionSize, -9827, cash, 21033.436940000007, portfolio, 10136.964530000007
    2016-07-15, ('getting size to buy', 20234)
    2016-07-18, Buy, 20234, Submitted
    2016-07-18, Buy, 20234, Accepted
    2016-07-18, order, Completed, positionSize, 10407, cash, 10059.902522100007, portfolio, 10201.018320000006
    2016-07-18, ('getting size to sell', 21876)
    2016-07-19, Sell, -21876, Submitted
    2016-07-19, Sell, -21876, Accepted

    As u can see, there is a first buy of 9226 units and when completed the cash was 9897.57 and the portfolio value 10032.01. The next order was a sell of 18788 units that left my cash at 20711.72 and portfolio value at 10121.81

    Thanks in advance,
    Lucas Vieira.

  • PS: Sorry, I just realized after posting it that the proper Forum Section would be General Code/Help, I cant seen to find where to change the section now

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